I've mentioned the wonderful young viola da terra player Rafael Carvalho a few times previously in this blog (here, here, and here). I recorded him in his studio at the conservatory in Ponta Delgada, and he is heard twice in my piece, but with considerable electronic manipulation. This video was recently posted and offers a fine sample of his playing, without any digital mumbo-jumbo (he's the one on the left, in case it isn't obvious). I'm still waiting for his CDs to arrive, hoping we'll have them in time to sell at the shows. I strongly encourage you to check them out.