Here is a brief update from EchoSoundSculpture. The AsaChan continues to develop and hopefully improve. I will take my usual winter break soon, so I may focus on researching and developing the AsaChan architecture, tuning and scales.
There are many variables in my creation process and some of them are difficult to control, as I’m sure you can understand. Unfortunately, some recent delays mean that people who have been expecting an AsaChan from me in the next few weeks/months are now likely to receive their instruments after my winter break in 2015. It is difficult for me to maintain a long and large waiting list. So I will be focusing next year on a smaller target waiting list of around 20-50 instruments. This will allow me to spend a greater amount of time on each instrument maximising the quality of various design aspects of each sculpture. Specifically it will allow for a better period of sculpture maturing, where the fine tuning of each instrument can be more precisely refined.
These 20-50 AsaChan will be for people who have already contacted me in the last few years and, as usual, I will contact these people when their time is near. Can I please ask that people who have not yet had contact with me please be patient until I announce the opening of a fresh list.
I am grateful for the kind wishes and support of those who love and play the AsaChan. I am also grateful for the patience of those who have been waiting a long time.
AsaChan Creator & Tuner