I wrote this piece yesterday in a Little Skip’s cafe in Bushwick.
Mark Growden is in town from New Orleans and I wanted something new to present the set at Goodbye Blue Monday this coming Friday. He, myself and Bernd Klug will perform it then.
The piece is for three low pitch instruments (double bass, bari sax or accordion and detuned guitar) and each part is to be played as one continuous note, moving in microtones to the indicated pitches (+/- 3 whole steps) over time (5-6 minutes).
In musician slang, a ‘clam’ is a reference to a misplayed note (reference the infamous Buddy Rich tour bus tapes on the Touring Companion), so this piece will be one…giant…clam.