A Tutorial For Little Karen

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Doctor Eric told me twice
A story with two different endings
Of a man who fought a storm
But just one ending saw him listening

Play for me please play for me
With lungs that never want for air
Once there is a fear of falling
There will be no freedom there

Before the bow must come a stick
To hold it is exaggeration
Strength is not just of one kind
Can just be catching of momentum

Little Karen, quarter size
Your fingers inching like an earthworm
Moving circles and elipses
Taking you from string to string.

Did Yehudi tell you Karen
Of the man who fought the weather?
Did Yehudi know my doctor
Did a storm bring them together

Give up to that motion that you study
that you’re cultivating
Throwing is one single impulse
Then the missile does the rest

Little Karen, though you’re small
You’ll find things are the way you tell them
Because your little space existed
You’ll have a concert just for one.


from The Quick of the Heart, released July 10, 2017
Written by Quinta
All parts performed, recorded and produced by Quinta except for drum kit performed by Alex Thomas
Mixed by TJ Allen at Station 7
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering



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Quinta is a London-based multi-instrumentalist performer, improviser and experimental composer.

She is one quarter of Collectress and works with a number of other artists.

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