This collection of drumset meditations are played and developed in solidarity with communities and ecosystems facing upheaval due to climate change, and in support of the international climate research community.
Simon Barker: drums
Recorded and mixed by Stu Hunter at The Habitat
Mastered by Greg Calbi
cover image: Jens Johnsson (via Pexels)
special thanks to Stu Hunter for the incredible help towards realising this idea.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Drumset meditations offered on this recording are based on an alternative rhythmic vocabulary I've been working on for the past few years that I call "coiling". It's been a fun journey to try and create a personal language for the drums based on the idea of coiled or entangled rhythm lines that form dense collections of gurgling/chattery rhythmic material. If you want to find out more please get in touch.
“Think of waves on the beach. Some are high, some are low. That’s the weather. But in the background the tide is coming in. That’s climate change. Even though the waves haven’t changed their properties, they come closer and closer to your feet,” Martin Stendel
(Danish Meteorological Institute)
For more information visit: kimnara.com.au
Thanks to: Junko, Sho, Amy, Greg Calbi, The Australia Council for the Arts, the University of Sydney/Conservatorium of Music, The Australia Council for the Arts