Making music with found objects

by Joel on April 5, 2010

I love percussion (I was a founding member of the percussion ensemble in college) and I’m a bass player by training so this video really makes me smile.

These guys are obviously talented musicians. So are many of the street musicians you’ll see in just about any large downtown area beating on buckets, pots, and anything else that they can find.

I think it’s the primal aspect of percussion that appeals so much to me. I like to imagine our caveman ancestors hanging out in the cave, eating fermented fruit, and banging on rocks and logs, just grooving on the vibe that they are feeling. There is nothing quite like the connection that you feel when jamming with other musicians when everything just “clicks.” It’s like you and your cohorts are vibrating at exactly the same frequency, which is the same frequency that the universe happens to be vibrating on at that singular moment in time.

Anyway, I thought it was a cool video and I should share.

[via Boing Boing]

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