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Talking Drums

Goss, Stephen (2016) Talking Drums [Composition]

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Talking Drums is a guitar duo constructed using drumming patterns from West Africa. Each player has their own series of independent time signatures and bar lines that very occasionally coincide.

The impetus for the piece came from the Hibernian Guitar Duo’s commissioning project that encourages the incorporation of ceremonial Batá drumming techniques into new works by contemporary composers. Batá drumming ensembles participate in religious ceremonies conducted by the Yoruba people, who mainly reside around the mouth of the river Niger (Nigeria, Benin, and Ghana).

Item Type: Composition
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Date : 2016
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2016 - Les Productions d'OZ. All rights reserved.
Additional Information : ISBN: 978-2-89503-930-3
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 13 Apr 2018 12:41
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:14

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