A friend of mine invited me out to drum at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust last night. Neither of us had been there in quite some time, so it was high time we attended! It’s usually just thunder drumming, though there were certainly times of coalescence in the rhythms. The weather was perfect for… Continue reading A Night of Drumming
Bonnaroo 2009: Wrap-Up
Image by Olaf via Flickr It has been a year since I went to Bonnaroo and I’ve just realized that I never wrote anything about the experience. At least nothing of any real length. Since it has been so long, I’m just going to hit on two things that really stand out in my memory.… Continue reading Bonnaroo 2009: Wrap-Up
A Drum Circle Arrangement of “Galang”
I’m imagining some possible scenarios where I could lead a drum circle into a sort of performance. Most facilitated drum circles enter into spontaneous or random rhythms and are then led to compose the music. I would really like to lead people (sometimes naively) into known songs. There’s an extra sense of excitement when you… Continue reading A Drum Circle Arrangement of “Galang”
Monday Night Drumming
Last night marks the first time I’ve been able to use the fancy new field recorder to do some real recording. Although there were only two of us to play, and I was certainly a bit out of sorts, we were able to pull off some interesting bits that rendered pretty well on the H2. … Continue reading Monday Night Drumming
Beating the Goat at Midnight
I call it Thunderhead, though I have yet to unleash upon it to confirm its namesake. It was midnight this Sunday morning when I finally got to beat the old goat skin into the night air. I played some variations on Saidi and Masmoudi to get a feel for the resonance and response on this new drum.
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
Frequency is probably a term more commonly associated with 80’s synth-pop artists and electrical sound engineers. However, it’s not to be underestimated or underutilized as a viable word in other situations. I worked with one of the more difficult teaching challenges in my experience yesterday at my drum circle. A gentleman joined us with a… Continue reading What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
Twitter Updates for 2008-08-19
@brianb I was set to buy three of those, but determined I couldn’t actually use them yet. HD prices always go down, so it’s okay to wait. # Just ordered Xara Xtreme Pro (upgrade). This is one of the few pieces of software I *actually* own and maintain! # Drum circle tonight in hometown. #… Continue reading Twitter Updates for 2008-08-19
Twitter Updates for 2008-08-05
This one is for real: please vote for my Threadless.com submission… http://is.gd/1g0F # Drum circle tonight in downtown Gainesville (GA). Look forward to some sweat-laden percussion! # Powered by Twitter Tools.
Twitter Updates for 2008-08-03
Facilitated a drum circle for the Hospice’s Camp Cocoon at Tallulah Gorge tonight. It was a loud and tiring night. # Powered by Twitter Tools.
Top 5: Things You Wanted to Know About Me
The meme is apparently now a lost word; used only by uncool dads and hipless (as in the lack of being hip) half-wits. I’m getting on in years, relatively speaking, and am inclined to use such lingo as to embarrass those who would be so easily offended. For lack of better alternatives, I bring to… Continue reading Top 5: Things You Wanted to Know About Me