the unframed drum

a real-time audio process on frame drumming

in this piece, i captured audio from a uzbek-based frame drum groove i adapted in 7/8 using a max/msp patch i created called drum_deframer_v1.0.pat. using a sustain pedal, i activated the recording as i began to play; once i let go of the pedal and finished the pattern, the recorded audio played back and every subsequent press of the pedal would reverse the direction of the playback. during playback, i utilized the acoustic resonance of the performance hall to reinforce the resonant frequencies of the drum by placing the drum over the microphone, adding an occasional feedback accent at will. this piece was first performed at calarts' esp night #1: esp uno in the fall of 2006.
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©2008 lucas rodenbush