Amadrums Trio: Minimalist Percussion

The Amadrums Trio consists of Wiktoria Chrobak-Mielec, Rafał Tyliba and Maciej Hałoń — all musicians studying at the Academy of Music in Kraków. The group deliberately chooses pieces that reflect an eclectic mixture of styles and fresh inspirations and has a fine repertoire that includes contemporary percussion and compositions with…

Olas: Andalusian Flamenco and Arabic Folk Music

Olas is a band of musicians and dancers heavily influenced by Andalusian Flamenco and Arabic folk music, translated through a blend of American folk, rock, Arabic, and Afro-Cuban sounds. Olas is an original, all-acoustic mash-up of raw and passionate music and dance. Live performance at TEDxDirigo.

Lee Park: violin and drums, piece by piece

Lee “builds musical performances piece by piece.”  By age 15 she won the top performer category for all ages from the Western Board of Music.  She founded the Halifax String Quartet, is Improvising Violinist for the Upstream Association and produces many other groups from tango to jazz to strings featuring…

Ben Walsh: wheel of drums

On November 12, 2011, Posted by , In unique instruments, By ,,, , With 2 Comments

Ben Walsh’s diverse percussion and drumming skills have made him a fixture at festivals around the world. Here, he tells us a little of his story and proceeds to demonstrate his art on a ‘wheel of drums’ he created. Live performance at TEDxSydney 2011.

Electric Drum Ensemble

In 2009, the USC Thornton School of Music partnered with Roland, one of the world’s top manufacturers of electronic musical instruments, to establish the Roland Drumlab. This monumental partnership makes USC the first to require drumset proficiency as part of a Popular Music Performance program. Peter Erskine who was key…

BOX: Baroque remix manifesto

(Baroque Orchestration X) is an artist collective exploring the full potential of early music instruments today, putting them in unorthodox settings and bringing them to a different audience. Ever heard of theorbo, triple harp, positive organ, viola da gamba or cornetto? And even if you did, surely in this way…