Performed by Brian Nozny

Instrumentation: Riq and digital playback

Program Notes:

FRAME I is the first of an eventual series of pieces that explore various frame drums and Arabic rhythmic cycles known as “iqa’”. This particular piece looks at two iqa’, Malfuf and Ciftetelli, more specifically the hybridization of these two rhythms into a single rhythm which I took from a David Kuckhermann DVD.

All of the source material for the digital playback was taken through samples created using my riq and a pair of darbukas and then processed through a variety of methods.

FRAME I is dedicated to Dr. B. Michael Williams, one of the most talented and kindest people I know, with gratitude for his friendship, support, and for giving me my first riq lesson.