The Language of the West African Drum and the Ease of Synchrony | Matthew Marsolek | TEDxUMontana

The Language of the West African Drum and the Ease of Synchrony | Matthew Marsolek | TEDxUMontana

(drum music) (audience applause) Thank you very much. I want to thank Lawrence Duncan, Michael Marsolek and Tracey Todd for helping me out tonight. How are you all doing? (cheering) What a fantastic evening! That rhythm you just heard us play is called Maraka, from the Maraka people of Mali, West Africa. It’s a wedding rhythm, a celebration rhythm. The drums we’re playing are of two basic types, the double…

Pung: A drum-and-dance form of Manipur’s Meitei community

Pung: A drum-and-dance form of Manipur’s Meitei community

Sarungbam Khomei Age: 76 Started learning the pung or drum at the age of five. Became a guru at the age of 35 My name is Khomei My surname is Sarungbam I live in Haoreibi Awang Leikai I am 76-years-old Sankirtan in Manipur can be traced to our mythology of creation Our pung (drum) came into existence from the time of the seven deities It was made from tree trunks…

The Castrated Opera Singer | Brianna Robertson-Kirkland | TEDxGlasgow

The Castrated Opera Singer | Brianna Robertson-Kirkland | TEDxGlasgow

Translator: Robert Tucker Reviewer: Melina Wolaniuk The sound of the modern opera singer has its origins in the heinous act of castrating ten-year-old boys. What exactly do I mean by this, and what is a castrato anyway? Well, if we look to popular culture, there are a few references. For example, in the popular film series ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Jack Sparrow describes Will Turner as a castrato, even commenting…

How to Sound like you Understand Art

How to Sound like you Understand Art

When you walk into an art gallery does a kind of anxiety wash over you? Maybe it’s just a mild discomfort, of not quite knowing what’s going on, or what exactly the art is trying to do or say. Or maybe it’s an extreme kind of anxiety, and you feel like you’ve just walked into the first day of class and been handed a pop quiz and you didn’t do…

How I use the drum to tell my story | Kasiva Mutua

How I use the drum to tell my story | Kasiva Mutua

“Listen. Do you hear that?” my grandmother asked me. “Listen. Listen to what the beetle is saying.” I would spend hours and hours listening to the little beetle rolling a huge ball of dung, and while at it, I heard a variety of environmental sounds. With the keenest of ears, I would hear family chatter, laughter, the wind howling and even crickets chirping. All these sounds crisscrossed into each other,…

Bangla Band Music Video

Bangla Band Music Video

Those dusty classrooms Taking a silent nap The blackboard knows what is in the song written in chalk ‘Jharna’ and ‘Dighi’ studied in my class Many other girls studied in my class Rain came to study at the open window in the empty classroom on a ‘rainy day’ Night comes in opening the door as trams stopped ringing its bell The city sleeps at the terrace The book was my…

Steve Reich on how a composer reads sculpture | MoMA BBC | THE WAY I SEE IT

Steve Reich on how a composer reads sculpture | MoMA BBC | THE WAY I SEE IT

Steve Reich: I’m Steve Reich. I’m a composer. Richard Serra is a very old friend, and an artist that I hold in the highest regard. And when the list of options was given to me of what works were possible, it was clear that I would choose this extremely important piece of a good friend and great artist. So when something comes along that’s indisputable, like Equal, by Richard Serra,…

In Conversation with Composer Lise-Lotte Norelius

In Conversation with Composer Lise-Lotte Norelius

My name is Lise-Lotte Norelius and I work with electroacustic music and live electronics some sound art etc. I like to fiddle about and make my own things. not so good at it but it is fun I started out as a drummer and kind of been doing this my whole life. Yes.. right, I watched an interview or rather I think it was a presentation you did a few…