Tom Teasley, 'Drumming Through Cultures & Time'
Master percussionist and "multi-instrumental genius" (The Washington Post) Tom Teasley weaves a unique journey through the history of percussion. Travel the Silk Road from Italy to China and the Sugar Trade Route from Africa to the Americas. Ancient instruments such as the balafon, doumbek, djembe, kilimba and frame drums are combined with the most recent advances in music technology including digital looping. Tom's ability to record performances in real time, layering elements to create virtual percussion ensembles of up to five performers, is an experience not to be missed.
The concert kicks off Teasley's 2-day residency at the college and is followed by a screening of what is considered the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which will be accompanied by Teasley's original, spooky live score.
Teasley's works are partially inspired by his collaborations with indigenous musicians in Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem during his work as a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department.
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