drum nation post

drum nation concert has passed.  after many crazy hours of prep and rehearsal it went off quite well.  we played a number of traditional and contemporary compositions and everyone fit on stage….i was especially pleased at the warm response we got to the more contemporary pieces we played with traditional instruments.  my contention is upheld—audiences are quite happy out of their element.

the encore was reich’s clapping music, with the audience playing part 1 (the unchanging one).   my fiendish mission continues.

drum nation

we are in rehearsals for the smallworldmusic project drum nation. myself, rick lazar, kiyoshi nagata, patrick graham, ravi naimpally, mark duggan, and kwasi dunyo. lots of material to learn, and write. i am trying to craft a show that really spans the gamut of the possibilities of percussion music. i think its working….

if you are in toronto, come check out the show. weds, sept 27 @ lula lounge, dundas w and brock streets (between dufferin and lansdowne).

we are also having a workshop, where we explore some of the instruments and talk about composing percussion music, and its free! @ the now lounge monday sept 25 @ 7pm (church st just south of dundas).