Tag : percussion

Written on Dec, 18, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

I had the good fortune to play orchestral and tribal percussion on the score of Krampus which is out in theaters now. Wonderfully scary and intense music by composer Douglas Pipes. To my vinyl head friends, the soundtrack is available on vinyl.

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Written on Aug, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

    After the Experimental Composer/Percussion Workshop among the massive amounts of drums and percussion, I found a beautiful hang drum sitting there looking lonely. I picked it up, started playing, and some magical sounds came out. I had always wanted to play one, and now I must get a few. A wonderful instrument. Recorded in light challenged conditions with an iPhone …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  Bang a gong drum? Play Emil Richard’s one-of-kind Stone Marimba? Have your music performed by fantastic Los Angeles percussionists? Count me in. It was called the Experimental Composer/Percussion Workshop hosted by L.A. Percussion Rentals which highlighted some of the unique tuned percussion instruments that they have there, including some from Emil Richard’s personal collection. The invited composers brought in music and …

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Written on Apr, 17, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Most objects usually speak out rhythms and patterns to me as I’m doing these sound design sessions, and with two of the water heater panels in front of me, this rhythm emerged. It will inevitably end up on a future piece of music. Captured by my son on an iPhone: One man’s trash is another man’s excuse for a sampling …

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Written on Mar, 18, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

It’s no secret that I love JZ microphones from Latvia. When I first received the trio of BT-201 microphones, a did all kinds of tests and shootouts. Here’s a short little video featuring a Meinl cajon recorded with 3 BT-201s. The mics capture the woody-ness of the instrument along with the attack of the hands. Recorded with API 2124+ mic …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

  Brian Eno once said “Every note obscures another”. I was reminded of this the other day while working on a song with an artist in the recording studio. We were layering some rhythmic beds on a track which were initially sounding great. Then I noticed that the main drum groove suddenly felt lopsided, and something had gone wrong with …

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