I was originally requested to write this piece with Viennese tuning.
I have written many double bass pieces by now but none of them are for normal tuning. I don’t know why, but I always end up writing for rather unique double bass tuning.
This Viennese tuning, which I didn’t know until I was asked to write using it, creates rather unique natural harmonics.
I have made many revisions to the piece and even during the recording session I wrote a new section working with Yoji Sato, the double bassist who played it in this recording.
Dai Fujikura (edited by Alison Phillips)