Per-Olov composed this beautiful piece in memory of his stay with Paul McCartney in Durblin, Ireland. When I first listen to this, I feel a strong oriental touch in this wonderful meloday. I therefore dig out my old Pipa, an oriental instrument, which was long burried somewhere. I try to play the melody and it reproduce the feelings when I first listen to this piece.
The Pipa is a ancient instrument that travelled to China through the Silk Road. It may come from the same origin as the guitar. There are more than 70 right and left hand techniques, which is the most complicated of all plug string instruments. I used the "alternate finger technique", a technique similar to rasgueado of the guitar, which the five fingers of the right hand extends alternatively to play the tremolo melody on one or more strings. The string can be "push and pull" on the sideways by the left hand fingers to produce increase in pitch freely like a slur.
This is a bit experiental in this playing by mixing the Pipa, an oriental instrument with the guitar, a western instrument. Hope you like it!