Steve Cowan Plays The Equilibrium Crumbles by Leisner

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays III. the equilibrium crumbles by David Leisner. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. Cowan is creating some great videos with top notch playing so make sure to subscribe to him. Excellent articulations and control over the texture by Cowan. Video and sound by Drew Henderson.

Here’s his info on the piece via his YouTube: Dedicated to Steve Cowan, …empty mind, open heart… is a four-movement suite that centers around the intervals of a fifth and a tritone. It was written in 2018 and premiered by Steve in concert for the New York City Classical Guitar Society in February, 2019. This third movement is a study in rhythm, sometimes dizzying. Quotes from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, as translated by Stephen Mitchell, provided inspiration for each of the movements.

III. When man interferes with the Tao,
the sky becomes filthy.
the earth becomes depleted.
the equilibrium crumbles.
creatures become extinct.

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