SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 10: Karnay Ritm / Karnay Rhythm

The album closes as it began, with the karnay players showing off their skills. Accompanied by nogíora and doira, the karnay passes the motivic line from one musician to another, utilising distinct and different rhythms that develop from simple to complex, introducing hocketing, cross-beats and syncopation, many different rhythmic elements, and ornamentation. 

The piece culminates in massive aves of sound, all the time underpinned by deep, snarling foundations.