It covers everything, from the place-names of his childhood, the multifarious texts that provided early musical influences, to the lists of instruments Partch created--the Zymo-xyl, Gourd Tree
Gong, Mazda Marimba, Spoils of War, and Cloud Chamber Bowls.
We caused him to be cast out, sick, on a barren shore, and caused a gourd tree
to grow over him.
Among the most striking was Partch's 1964 Gourd Tree
, a eucalyptus bough of Chinese bells attached to gourd resonators with two aluminum cones made from old gas tanks, along with the sonorous Cloud Chamber Bowls.
Turner's juxtaposition of objects, plus personal creations like a colorful gourd tree
, form an appealing aesthetic whole.
Coffee beans ripen red in the shade of giant gourd trees