Short and pulsing "toccata-alike" pedal notes in combination with accentuated chords that simulate the quick and precise hits of the Samurai katana swords. As the training continues, our head turns a bit sidewards through the dojo and notices the doshu/master who whitnessed the whole ceremony right from the beginning.
"Three Asian Doodles" is an on-spot improvisation based on the scheme of five-tone music -- where "based on" means that the rule was not followed exactly: Consisting of the six notes C, D, Eb, F, G and Bb, the scale is basically C-minor with the A note left out. There are further exceptions to this basic pattern, especially in the third and final doodle when the theme introduces major chords. The "music and virtual images" doodle series gradually increases in volume/dynamics over the course of the individual pieces/movements.
For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
- URL: http://via.woody-mc.de/to/jzg6lC2ZapHiZA0G
- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.