It’s almost Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, where I performed a solo concert tonight, so here is a another “Dune” piece. “Shadow” is track #2 on the new album. Check out how this piece switches seamlessly between 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms! Beautiful accordion playing by Char Rothschild.
The triplets of the 4/4 section (at 99 beats per minute) become the quarter notes of the 6/8 section (66 beats per minute)… or something like that. I came up with this rhythmic switch on the stage in San Antonio last Summer, after sound check. It took Jon and me a while to figure out what I was doing, but it works well, I think. I love it when something complex sounds easy and natural.