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Over a 15 year career based in Montreal, Canadian multi-percussionist Patrick Graham has been described as a “master improviser on percussion” who “…stands on the border of several forms of traditional and creative music, embracing the world of rhythm as a whole”
In the South Indian music tradition, kanda nadai indicates a flow pattern with 5 sub-divisions per beat. This new improvised solo video for the month of May features one of my closest companions of many years, a Cooperman 20-inch frame More…
05.2016 | Interview with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa
I recently had a great chat with my friend, the multi-talented musician Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, which he has featured on his blog. We talked about the importance of sound, groove, our teachers and more. Thanks Eien! Check it out here.
In 2009 I fell hard for a small US cymbal company called Hammerax. So many beautifully unusual sounds totally sparked my imagination. The fourth video in my improvising playlist, ‘Parallaksis’, features a selection of these unique metal instruments, including a More…
Third in the series of short, improvised solos, this one is entitled ‘Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze’. The okedo-daiko featured in the video was made by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten. The video was recorded March 15th, at Timpano Percussion Studio.
02.2016 | New Music for Film: Okpik’s Dream
Several months ago, the award-winning composer Ramachandra Borcar, who happens to be an old friend of mine, asked me to collaborate on the recording of some new music for a documentary film called ‘Okpik’s Dream‘. The resulting score is quite More…