Conversation Between a Buttercup and a Sword Fern

from Cello Noodles, Vol. II by Betsy Tinney

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This piece is another a cello-viola improvisation featuring violist Geli Wuerzner and yours truly. Like all Geli-Betsy pieces I've shared with you, this one was completely improvised from start to finish: we had no written score, chords, or even a plan – we just started playing, then followed each other wherever the music wanted to go.

The intertwining melodies and colors in this piece (greens and yellows, for me) suggested the title, and when I went out to take the cover photo, I discovered some buttercups and a fern involved in just such a sweetly intertwined conversation.


from Cello Noodles, Vol. II, track released May 18, 2017
Cello: Betsy Tinney
5-String Violin: Geli Wuerzner


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