The concept of MOVING LINES, or lines which signify
changes or movement, comes from the I Ching or Book of Changes. The Book of Changes is based
on two fundamental principles of the light and the dark or the firm and the yielding or Yang
and Yin. The individual lines are either firm or yielding and at rest or in motion (moving
lines), are represented by the numbers six through nine and can be built up to form a
hexagram which may provide insights into specific questions. (For more information on the I
Ching see Links to Other Sites).
MOVING LINES I [SODE 279/SODET 279] Cover Art: "Open Water" by Jane Poutney
Originally recorded as two programmes for the Crosscurrents series on the Concert Programme, Moving Lines 1 drew on the improvisational skills of Michelle Scullion (flutes, koauau), Jann Rutherford (piano), Roger Sellers (drums, ambient and sampled percussion) and Phil Bowering (composition, bass, synthesisers) to create connections between the compositions and to dissolve the sense that the compositions are distinct and separate entities. David Parsons provided the synthesisers and assisted with the realisation of the work in the studio. The recording was engineered by Alistair McAlpine and produced by Kevin Oliff at Studio II, Radio New Zealand, Wellington. Phil was saddened to learn of Jann Rutherford's untimely death from cancer on 9 March 2003.