Tag Archives: Improvisation

‘Resonance’- New Improvising Project Video

More new video to share for the month of July. ‘Resonance’ is an solo improvisation featuring Japanese hand cymbals called chappa, part of my ongoing playlist of improvised solos. I have been fascinated by chappa for a couple of decades, since hearing   More…

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‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’- New Video

I’m happy to share a new solo percussion video, ‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’. This is part of the series of improvised solos that I started last year. The object of the recordings is to stretch my improvising muscle and showcase   More…

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Improvising Project Video #4: Parallaksis

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…

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Improvising Project Video #3: Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze

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.

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Improvising Project Video #2: A Song of Liquid Measures

The second video in my playlist of improvised solos, recorded February 11, 2016, is called ‘A Song of Liquid Measures’. This short piece features the clay udu (made by Schlagwerk) and water-tuned porcelain bowls. A quiet listening space and headphones   More…

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