Cachalots Hugs

Sperm whales exchange with each other via clicking cycles (codas). The coda used for this piece invites these sea giants to hugs and other expressions of affection – important social acts for these mammals. Mermaid songs accompany them.



This part is experimental and does not have a notation file. It is very simple to play. Follow the conductor below and watch the supporting videos.

Supporting videos

Here are some videos that show how the various accessories are used to produce the expected sounds.

How to play sperm whale codas
How to play drop B Ebow
How to play mermaids
How to play the aquatic atmosphere using skewers & chopsticks

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