Tuesday, 30 June, 2015
This month I was fortunate enough to spend time with Norwegian percussionist Håkon Stene in a workshop for my piece Lasso of Love, a micro concerto for hybrid drum kit. The kick, snare, hi-hat and mid tom are all played live, but the high and low toms, crash and ride cymbals are all replaced with digital drum pads which trigger samples. The aim of the piece is to allow amateur kit players to produce highly complex rhythmic textures through the use of the electronic components.
It was incredibly valuable to experiment with new ideas in this environment and my discussions with Håkon brought forward some really interesting ideas. Thanks again!