Originally I had planned to write a series of short pieces for beginning accordionists titled "Embryons." After starting two of them, I put them aside for other projects. Several years later the notion of a piece for accordion and electronics took hold and I borrowed and developed a bit of the Embryon material for the accordion part. The piece as heard on this homemade recording isn't complete but illustrates one way of working electronics into a piece for solo acoustic instrument. While the accordion is a very physical breathing instrument, the electronic sounds here emerge from an unseen place, internal as in an intrauterine world.

Performed by Steve Mobia on electronics and free bass accordion.

(for accordion and electronics) © 2004, Steve Mobia