TERRA COTTA
Track 4: Tar Zen
(improvisation) 3:47
Mark: flute; Barry: ceramic tar (frame drum)


ceramic tar, flute

Listen to an excerpt of "Tar Zen"

The tar is an ancient frame drum used by mystic storytellers in northern Africa, as well as many other cultures. The tar used in this piece is made from a hollow clay frame with a thin goatskin membrane.

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from the CD "TERRA COTTA" by The Burnt Earth Ensemble 2005 all rights reserved