Meridiana: Lines Toward A Non-local Alchemy

These scores were written a string quartet to be recorded in advance of the main studio session of the album and as such, they function as a preparation for The composition process involved studies in Yusef Lateef's Repository Of Scales And Melodic Patterns (chapters on Chinese twelve tone scales (interpolation) and tripple diminished patterns) and Ann Southam's solo piano work "Simple Lines Of Inquiry". Along with this both theoretical and score-oriented research, I also investigated how to interweave the concepts of the meridian(s) as both geographic-cartographic and bodily-energetic phenoma, into the sturcture and sonic life of the scores. Still well aware, that these scores were preparatory grounds from which to unfold the full work. In this paragraph of the essay released as part of the album, I explain the composing process more in detail.