Into the East

My contribution to the May 2006 music competition held at www.soundsonline.com by East West. All contestants were required to compose ethnic music, and I opted for a somewhat Hollywood-like asian piece. This is the result, and it even got a few votes.

The idea behind this track was to use every single articulation available for the koto in East West's Ra library. I actually managed to accomplish that without making it sound forced, and I'm very pleased with the results. The koto is really the centerpiece here and has to hold up to close scrutiny, which it does with style.