Windblown Silk

from Cello Noodles, Vol. I by Betsy Tinney

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Kris Burch The cello is speaking in a way that suggests words, but I can't quite make out what the words are. I only know that they are beautiful and, possibly, sad...recalling what was, maybe.


This is, uncharacteristically for me, a simple solo-cello improvisation (no fancy layers this time) -- just me, a mental image, and the cello. (And a microphone, of course. :) Since the image I had in mind was of a whisper-light silk scarf being gently blown, curled, and swooped about by a light breeze, I’ve named the noodle Windblown Silk. (It’s in D minor because the scarf in question is a dark red.)

No silk scarves were harmed in the making of this piece.


from Cello Noodles, Vol. I, released April 9, 2015
Cello: Betsy Tinney
Music by Betsy Tinney; all rights reserved


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