My fellow Village Zendo student Jeff Berman composed a percussion quartet played on leaves and scraps of raw wood. The debut performance was at Big Reuse, a warehouse in Gowanus that recycles demolition waste. The music was inspired by a story about in the Pali Canon about a woodworker who seeks to harvest “heartwood”, the hardest timber at the center of the tree. I covered the performance for Tricycle Magazine:

The Timbre of Timber
A Zen student’s composition for percussion quartet uses the
sound of scrap wood to convey a Buddhist sutta’s teachings.