Imperfect Memory (re-FABLE)
This audio excerpts two violin pieces, both from my ancestral origins. One is a Mazandarani (Iranian) solo and the other a southern blues song from c.1926. The melancholy and deceptively lighthearted piece uses asynchronous sound to meander through a fabricated ancestral memory. The dissonant space between the melodies and the silence hints at a memory that is disjointed and frustrating much like recalling a dream the morning after.
“Zabol and Mouyah” by Rahmatollah, on “Sounds of Violin and Kamancheh” 2002 Amity Records
“Violin Blues” by the Johnson Boys, on “Violin, Sing The Blues For Me: African-American Fiddlers 1926-1949” 1999 Old Hat Records