San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Brian Chase Drums/Drones and Tenzin Dolma
Thursday, August 28; 7-9PM
"Drums and Drones takes its name from what it is: Aural snapshots of the tones of drums and percussion. Suspended, the sonic image is deconstructed; its constituent frequencies isolated and exposed. Graphic drones in live projection; visual language decoded into the supra-verbal. The elemental and objective, Sight and Sound for a “Drone State of Mind.”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Brian Chase is a drummer/composer/electronic musician living in Brooklyn, NY. He is best known as drummer for the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but also works regularly on the NYC improv/experimental scene. Drums and Drones is his electro-acoustic project focusing on the application of the principles of the Just Intonation (a.k.a. "Nature's Tuning System.") to drums and percussion. The project takes its initial inspiration from La Monte Young and Marian Zaeela's Dream House, an ongoing sound and light installation in TriBeCa. The debut Drums and Drones album was released on the Pogus label in 2013 and features videos by NYC artists Ursula Scherrer and Erik Zajaceskowski. Away from the drums, Brian is a regular practitioner of Ashtanga yoga.
Tenzin dolma started her musical journey at a very young age of nine. She had the privilage to be trained in tibetan classical music at tibetan childrens village school in india when she was very young. After moving to the united states, she continued her passion for music by performing in various tibetan events. In 2006, tenzin dolma released her first music video album named "Menchung Bhumo"a compilation of famous tibetan melodies. She has performed in different countries over the world. She has to her credit a music album launched in march 2014, named "Lhakar" which received an overwhelming response from the tibetan community in north america, Europe and other parts of the world. Tenzin dolma also sings in different languages such as tibetan , hindi, nepali and English, and has music followers from other himalayan community as well. Her music is enjoyed by all age groups, as she sings traditional tibetan music, to contemporary tibetan songs, to foot tapping English numbers And melodious nepali n hindi music.Tenzin dolma will be presenting traditional tibetan song at the fest, to allow the listeners to feel the true essence of tibetan music.