Many things are falling into place. I’m excited and nervous, and very grateful that once again, I have the privilege of working with, of playing, and admiring a collection of very ancient ceramic prehispanic pieces. These instruments have been my teachers for 30 years. My intent includes making them available yet again through my work to make them available to anyone who is interested. I think they are magical.
I first saw this collection here in Los Angeles at the home of Peter Crossley-Holland. The prehispanic pieces are from about 300 BC-600 AD and many were dug up by grave robbers from tombs. Some of the flutes may have been made for the tombs; others were tools designed for specific ceremonies.