By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. When my daughter Selena was very young, she had a series of nightmares she called her “Spider Dreams”. She would come upstairs into our bedroom in the middle of the night, tell me these terrifying visions she had, then curl up at the foot of our bed and go to sleep, while I stayed awake worrying about her. During that time, I was experimenting with modifying one of the “double-shuffles” used in fiddle tune classics like “Beaumont Rag” and the “Orange Blossom Special.” The result had a menacing quality which reminded me of the alien terror so vivid in a child’s dreams.
– David Balakrishnan
As heard on the album “Spider Dreams.”