DRUM OF THE DEATHLESS – American Premiere
A new quintet version of this original percussion quartet, inspired by Korean monastic ritual drumming, and commissioned by Korean Music Project. The work is dedicated to Unsuk Chin.
Premiere performance of the quintet version.
Oberlin Percussion Group
Conducted by Michael Rosen
Read instructions: Dye the Mind in Colour
About Drum of the Deathless
An exciting version of this work for two percussionists playing a large array of percussion instruments. The rhythms developed here were inspired by ritual drumming at a Korean monastery, as well as Tibetan Buddhist chanting and Indian Tala technique. The title of the work is taken from a defining moment in the Pali Canon which chronicles the Buddha’s life.
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