Broken Caterpillar is a collaboration of Dan Rein (setar and electronic effects) and Chris Gray (percussion).
From the bits, pieces,
From stretched skins,
and attached strings,
What will emerge?
What will take wing
from the cocoon?
Three poems written and created in the long dark winter nights. Each winter I hibernate and sink into the dark, drifting into unexplored corners. These poems are a result of this search. One poem each winter. The percussion instruments are assembled from years of accumulation and the leftovers of other projects. All tracks performed by…Read More
Poetry by Omar Khayyam and Dan Rein A fifteen minute journey into the music and poetry of Dan Rein with dutar, voice, and percussion All instruments played by Dan Rein recorded winter of 2018-19Read More
Solo recording of the poetry of Omar Khayyam in Persian and English. Recording is a glimpse of how Dan plays in his backyard. Singing poetry and improvising between the songs. Many of the tunes are on Just One Breath. Included are the sounds of the back yard. recorded 2018.Read More
Studio recording of the poetry of Omar Khayyam, sung in Persian and English 2017 Dan Rein: Dutar and Voice Liz Draper: Upright Bass Mikkel Beckmen: Washboard and Percussion Andy McCormick: Musical Saw Adam Kiesling: Fretless Banjo Omar Khayyam — mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet — lived in Iran from 1048–1131. Throughout time he has become…Read More
Dan Rein dutar and voice Recorded by Dan Rein as a fundraiser for Just One Breath 2017 From Our Coming and Going · 8:07 The Journal of Youth · 11:06 Just One Breath · 13:18 The Moonlight · 6:27Read More