Video excerpts from the album Drums & Drones. Videos by Ursula Scherrer and Erik Zajaceskowski
The first audio excerpt below is of a long tone drone piece based on specifically tuned feedback generated between the resonant drum head and speakers. I used digital eq to boost the precise frequencies I was intending on getting and a Peterson Strobe tuner to help dial in what I was hearing. As this piece is best suited for stereo speakers or a well tuned P.A., the broad spectrum of frequencies here will not be fully represented over computer speakers… As some might notice, this piece draws its inspiration greatly from the Dream House, the ongoing installation in TriBeCa, New York, by composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela.
The second excerpt is from a more dynamic piece based on a specific type of roll done on a snare drum. The technique brought forth chiming harmonics, and, as the stick was moved across the head the different areas of the playing surface emphasized different sets of overtones. After recording the piece, I used precise digital eq to bring out and highlite the harmonic content according to JI principles. [Both of these excerpts later became pieces as part of the Drums & Drones album]
This a live performance version of the second sound excerpt above, which has since been titled Stick Shot Harmonics Drone. It is from a concert at the Abrons Arts Center in New York City, which also featured MV Carbon, and Alan Licht and Aki Onda. This recording has been included as part of a benefit for Search and Restore, a non-profit organization supporting the New York based jazz and experimental music community.
Two excerpts here from a performance at La Sala in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in February of 2012 w/ live visuals by Ursula Scherrer. The concert also featured a set by David First. Documented by Emi Kariya / Trans Culture Party System. This footage is from the second of two concerts with Ursula and David in a series tentatively titled “State of M(eye)nd”:
Great review here:
D & D for Tmm Mulligan’s web-based performance venue/gallery/blog:
Thanks to Tmm and Che Chen!!