The recording of this music took place in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the summer of 2020. In the face of all of the difficulties arising out of the pandemic and the steps necessary to mitigate its spread, musicians everywhere found creative ways to keep their music alive—even if live performances, the heartbeat of music, could not take place. This recording is one such example. Each piece was originally composed as a chamber piece, intended to be played, as indicated, by two, three or four players. But, in the face of the pandemic, this was impossible. As with many of the difficulties that life throws in our paths and as doors to what we are used to close, other doors open to new possibilities. This recording was one such door. In the studio, isolated in the recording room, Brett Deubner played each part, one at a time, while Randy Crafton, the recording engineer, recorded on the other side of the glass panel while I watched and listened on my laptop, sitting at home in my attic. The end result, which would never have happened were it not for the pandemic, was a unique performance of these pieces, as all of the parts were played by the same player on the same instrument. To clearly differentiate between parts, the recording is unusual in that the parts are widely spread in the sound space, so that the ear can distinguish between them, even though they were all recorded by Brett standing, physically, in the same spot.
— Stanley Grill