DRUM OF THE DEATHLESS – UK Premiere
Performance of the Quintet version with the Percussion Ensemble of the Royal Academy of Music.
First movement only.
Conducted by Neil Percy
About Drum of the Deathless (Duo)
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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