Just wanted to update everyone on my current activities. Right now as I type this Mark Seelig is here and we are in the middle of collaborating on the of making a new CD. So far after 3 1/2 days we have about 40 minutes of music. We have a couple of more days of work, and at this rate we should have an entire album mostly recorded by Friday. Later in the month Pankaj Mishra a master musician of the sarangi - an Indian string instrument that is played with a bow - will be joining us to record his instrument for the album. We should have it all wrapped up sometime in September.
As for how it sounds, it starts off as something like Jorge Reyes goes to a temple ceremony in Bali to perform, followed by Mark playing some Bansuri flute which leads into a percussion jam. Next up will be as Mark calls it the "celestial gamelan," I recorded us playing some gamelan instruments at UCLA this weekend. The album will probably end with Pankaj doing his thing in an alap style. Of course I've been throwing everything I can find sound wise into the audio soup so it should be very interesting.