Alongside the voice, the drum is the most elemental form of human expression. From prehistory to the present, the drum has been used to conjure spirits, create ecstatic states of mind, bring communities together and put fear into the hearts of enemies.
More recently, drums have been the heartbeat of music whose purpose is to disrupt, featuring in protests across the world from Hong Kong, to Russia and the United States.
Jazz composer-saxophonist Jeremy Rose and the 8-piece Earshift Orchestra performed at the 2020 Sydney Festival with their concert ‘Iron In The Blood’. They return this year with the concert ‘Disruption! The Voice Of Drums’.
Featuring drum virtuosi Simon Barker and his protégé, Korean-born Chloe Kim, with skilfully complementary big-screen projections created by Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, DISRUPTION! THE VOICE OF DRUMS was a compelling experience. experience.
The concert took place at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre on Wednesday 13th January, 2021.
Artistic Director, Composer and Saxophonist: Jeremy Rose
Composer, Drumming Soloist Simon Barker
Composer, Drumming Soloist Chloe Kim
Modular Synthesizer Ben Carey Bass Jacques Emery
Guitar Hilary Geddes
Piano/Keyboards Novak Manojlovic Trumpet Thomas Avgenicos
Video Artist Paul Mosig
Video Artist Rachel Peachey
Featured image: Korean born drummer Chloe Kim