I make flutes and music because I believe every body is composed
Call it light.
Call it music.
Call it matter.
It is all the same stuff in various varying forms.
Now, I have given considerable thought to the questions:
"Why do I enjoy the making of Bamboo Flutes after more
than thirty years and over 100,000 flutes?" and "Why
do I enjoy playing them still?"
You see, I really like birds (I wish I could fly like a bird).
I like the melodies they make, as well as the harmonies of
the frogs and crickets, wind and water, lightning and thunder
. . .
I like the music of nature.
Playing the flute lets me participate in nature's symphony.
Drums are like the heartbeat of the land. Strings are the
sounds of the wind as it blows past and flows around tree
trunks, branches and twigs, inducing them into vibratory states
(sometimes too subtle to hear with the adult human ear).
The Bamboo Flute incorporates all of this in its music. It
is a fun, easy and energizing way of participating in the
process of creation.
I have a wonderful life. I live in the forest with my family,
surrounded by musicians. There is always someone to play