beech trunk 2

this is my 2nd version of the beech trunk series. it’s the same tune but a different version. every version is a different version. the beech trunk footage is mixed with some autumn leaves. not sure how many more versions of this series will be forthcoming but at least one i’m sure.

when i was in my mid-teens i was fortunate to live in a house with a garden which had 3 40,50 or so year-old trees which i used to climb. an oak a beech and some sort of pine. i would spend quite a lot of time (in clement weather) towards the tops of these trees, probably the beech more than the others, but each had their propensities.

i once wrote a song from the point of view of a tree, but it never lasted. i’ve forgotten the music but i have the words somewhere. if i do another beech trunk video i’ll dig them out and print them. it’s a little bit misanthropic but sometimes it’s true i do object to my own species.


beech trunk

from oak to beech
from bench to bench
to soak a leech
just use a wrench

I have called this piece beech trunk number 1. that’s because I thought maybe I could make some variations on this. so more edits both visual and musical to follow.

I make up a lot of instrumentals which you could also call songs without words or in french chants sans mots which could be made into a new word shansanmo. I make up a lot of shansanmo from time to time and usually they don’t get named (individually that is not generically). if I can use one with a bit of film footage then that’s great because suddenly there’s an obvious name there. which can always be changed later anyway if something better occurs. beech trunk is probably not a great name for a piece of music, still it’s better than not having a name at all.