Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recording: Drums & Drones

Artist: Drums & Drones

Song: unknown*

Recorded at The Music Gallery ("X Avant IX"), October 17, 2014.

Drums & Drones - unknown

Brian Chase (known for his work as drummer in pop group Yeah Yeah Yeahs) was exactly the opposite of a rockstar in his solo turn at The Music Gallery, removing himself from the stage altogether and situating himself on the floor midway back in the room. That left space up front for a mini-planetarium, with Ursula Scherrer's abstract projections taking over the ceiling and walls. That was well-paired with his music, which is an exploration of his interest in LaMonte Young's approach to just intonation applied to percussion. With just a single snare sitting on the floor and some laptop filters, Chase managed to explore a range of applications of repetitions and overtones — enough to evoke some trancelike sensations.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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