This is my rig for Prokofiev’s Scythian Suite at the Saint Louis Symphony. The dangler on the left is Black Swamp 8″ Artisan and the one on the right (and on the table) is a lovely Grover Bronze Pro Hammered 6″. The Black Swamp is for the heavy lifting of cutting through a large orchestra (with nine percussionists) and the Grover is for shimmer in the soloistic passages. I double up for the loud rolls at the beginning and the end. Also note that it’s not a reversed image; I play lefty and have the triangle openings on the right side.
I’ve put up another vid of me and my Wavedrum. I’m using a custom patch that incorporates random pitches with a koto sound. The rim has a jingle drum mapped to it. I wanted to demonstrate what I call the pandiero mirror technique that I learned years ago from an excellent conga player. The move is thumb, fingers, heel, fingers. If you play it with both hands and interlock them, you can get some very fast and clean rhythms going.
If anyone is interested, let me know and I’ll post the ‘recipe’ for this patch.
I decided to put this post on my music page, rather than my art page, but it could have easily gone the other way. I’ve started going at my collection of basic black music stands with acrylic paint. As so often happens, it started as an afterthought. I was going to paint a particularly beat up old stand with my favorite home made graphite paint but then thought, “hey, it’s flat, it’s black, why not splatter color on it?” And so I did.
The Wall Stand® (below) is actually attached to the wall so that it takes up no floor space. It’s made of masonite. I look forward to making Wall Stand® V.2, which will be wider and have a deeper shelf.