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Sol Moon Rocker

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Sol Moon Rocker was commissioned by the A/B Duo (Meerenai Shim, flute and Christopher Jones, percussion) and examines the harmonies and disharmonies between woman and man as represented by yin and yang and the Moon and the Sun. The composition is in three large parts. Part I is freely composed on ideas associated with the Moon (Woman) and the Sun (Man). Part II applies fung shui to the birth dates of Meerenai (Woman) and Chris (Man) to produce its 18 sections. Each of these sections contains different themes including “Meerenai’s Moon Flight” (rhythms derived from Meerenai’s birth date and pitches from the Magic Square of the Moon) and “Sol of Chris” (rhythms derived from the birth date of Chris with pitches coming from the Magic Square of the Sun). Additional themes include “It’s a Man's World” by James Brown, “Ladies’ Night” by Kool & the Gang, and “The Sun and Moon Have Come Together” by The Fourth Way. Part III offers the spiritual, physical and universal union of the male and female energies into one inseparable whole.

- Zack Browning

Sol Moon Rocker

Part I

Moon Phase I mysterious and powerful
Blinding Sun with a bright tone
Sol Moon Rock I hit it!
It’s a Man’s World with soul
Sol Moon Rock II sock it!
ride it!
own it!
Blazing Sun with a brilliant tone
Moon Phase II hauntingly beautiful

Part II

(based on the birth date of Meerenai)
Gender Groove I rock down!
Ladies’ Night I low funk
Meerenai’s Moon Flight I aggressive
Sol of Chris heartbroken
Man’s World I reflective
Dance to the Moon with joy
Sun and Moon Have Come Together feel the fusion!
Gender Groove II rock up!
Sol of Chris II weeping

(based on the birth date of Chris)
Dance to the Sun with energy
Meerenai’s Moon Flight II attacking
Sun and Moon Have Come Together (inversion) ride the fusion!
Ladies Night II high funk
Man’s World II introspective
Meerenai’s Moon Flight III heavy assault
Sol of Chris III sorrowful
Dance to the Sun and Moon with power
Gender Groove III ringing rock!

Part III

Spiritual Harmony inner beauty
Physical Harmony outer strength
Universal Harmony strength and beauty
Moon Phase III strangely beautiful
build the tension
Sol Moon Rock III climatic fusion


from Variety Show, released October 7, 2016
A/B Duo:
Meerenai Shim, flutes
Christopher G. Jones, percussion

Composed by Zack Browning
Produced by A/B Duo
Engineered by Alberto Hernandez
Recorded at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, California)



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A/B Duo Campbell, California

The bi-coastal A/B Duo, comprised of percussionist Christopher G. Jones (Rochester, NY) and flutist Meerenai Shim (Campbell, CA), has been touring all over the United States and commissioning new works since 2012.

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