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RE: Indian syllabic rhythms (was avant-garde thread)
Great threads! This is the stuff that really gets me going!
For folks interested in learning more about syllabic
rhythms, I'll share a few great resources I've found in
addition to the book Mark mentioned.
- Google "konnokol", the Indian vocal percussion drum
language. Practically any recordings you find are worth
- Check out TaKeTiNa <http://www.TaKeTiNa.com/> which fuses
the idea of Indian talas with ideas from a few other music
traditions and introduces the concept of rhythmic
archetypes. Workshops, CDs, and concerts are available.
Very polyrhythmic, very cool stuff. (I'm actually enrolled
in an intensive three-year training in this work right now,
so maybe I'm a little biased.)
- Glen Velez <http://www.GlenVelez.com/> & his wife Lori
Cotler <http://www.LoriCotler.com/> have workshops, CDs,
and concerts all over the world too. Especially on their
more recent material you can hear plenty of odd-meter,
spoken-rhythm, polyrhythmic and beautifully textured music.
There are other drum languages and non-counting rhythmic
systems all over the world, too. But of all the ancient
ones that I know about, the Indian system is definately the
One Mouth Band
New CD: www.OrganicHumanMusic.com
> Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 10:52:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: mark sottilaro <email@example.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: RE: Maybe why Avante-garde looping in US...
> Interesting that this came up, as I'm trying to
> excersize that atrophied rhythm muscle with the help
> of Matthew Montfort at Bluebear school of music in San
> Just getting his book and CDs has been a big help.