«These pieces were recorded between 2001 and 2006. Each piece is recorded using ONLY sounds from the instrument named. A variety of playing techniques were employed (bowing the mandolin with dental floss, hitting the strings with chopsticks, rubbing the back of the thumb piano with a damp cloth, and over-blowing the reeds of a melodica to name a few). Digital processing also plays a role. But whether it’s granular synthesis on bowed strings or fitting hits of a ukulele into a groove pattern, the aim is to enhance the original sound source rather than to obscure it. The end result lies between a composition and a performance, and the techniques employed serve to expand the understanding of what instrumental “extended techniques” can be» - Thomas Wincek.