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13 DECEMBER 2013

No Reverb Added: An Acoustical Experiment in Drumming

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acoustical experimentacousticsambient sound • audio editing • audio reflection • beatcut-updiegetic sounddrum beatdrum kit • drum pattern • drum solodrummingdrumsechoecho uniteditingenclosed spaceenvironment • Julien Audigier • live contextlocationlocation-specificmusic • Natal Drums • natural environmenton locationpersistence of soundplacere-edit • reverb • reverberation • reverberation time • sequence designsonic environmentsound • sound absorption • sound decaysound experimentssound performance • Vincent Rouffiac

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Simon Perkins
24 OCTOBER 2009

Can I Get An Amen?

"Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60's soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a 'B' side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression. The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno–utopian notion that 'information wants to be free'– it questions its effectiveness as a democratizing agent. This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law."

(Nate Harrison)

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19692004 • Amen Break • art and creativity • audio • audio installation • authorship • b-side • backbeatbreakbeatcopyrightcopyright lawCreative Commonscritical perspectivecultural expression • cultural ownership • culturedemocratisationdigital culturedrum beat • drum sample • drum solo • drum-and-bass • hip-hophip-hop backbeathistoryinformation wants to be freeinnovation • jungle music • musicmusic clip • Nate Harrison • ownershippiracyremixremix culturesampledsampler • soul band • soundsubculturetechnology • The Winstons • turntablevinyl record

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Simon Perkins
03 JANUARY 2004

Roach: A Marvellous Swirl of Melodies and Rhythms

"An hourlong solo drum performance might sound like a form of slow torture. But with Max Roach behind the drums, the time swings by in a marvellous swirl of melodies and rhythms.

With the variable touch of a great pianist, Roach draws a symphony of tones and timbres from all parts of his drums and cymbals. The master sound painter dazzled and delighted the crowd at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Wednesday night with a series of beautifully developed solos that danced and sang."

(Jesse Hamlin, 1 November 1996, Chronicle Staff Critic)

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bebopcompositiondrum solodrummerdrums • fluid design • improvisationjazzjazz drummerMax Roachmusicmusicianpatternrhythmtimbre
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