Freedom To Spend presents Ursula K. Le Guin and Todd Barton's  "Music and Poetry of the Kesh": “We are nothing much without one another.”

Freedom To Spend presents Ursula K. Le Guin and Todd Barton's "Music and Poetry of the Kesh": “We are nothing much without one another.”

RVNG: ‘According to writer and long-time friend of LeGuin, Moe Bowstern (who pens the liners for the Freedom To Spend edition of Kesh), Barton built and then taught himself to play several instruments of Le Guin’s design, among them “the seven-foot horn known to the Kesh as the Houmbútaand the Wéosai Medoud Teyahi bone flute.” Barton’s crafting of original instruments lends an other-worldly texture to the recordings of the Kesh, not unlike fellow builders Bobby Brown and Lonnie Holley. Bowstern notes, “Other musician / makers have crafted their own Kesh instruments after encountering the earlier cassette recordings that accompanied some editions of the book.”’