South Indian Rhythms for Drum Set

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Friday / April 5, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street

Applications of South Indian rhythm, language, and mathematics to drum set grooves, focusing on patterns in 5. Explore Leake's "harmonic time" method of stepping, sticking, and vocalizing to orchestrate and internalize musical time, groove, and math.

Jerry Leake is an associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He leads the world-rock-fusion octet Cubist, which performs compositions from his acclaimed 2010 debut CD. Leake recently released his third Cubist CD, Prominence, where African songs and melodies are woven into contemporary designs. He is a founding member of the world music ensemble Natraj and performs with Club d’Elf and the Agbekor Society. Leake has written eight widely used texts on North and South Indian, West African, and Latin American percussion and rhythm theory. He is former president of the Massachusetts PAS Chapter and was a presenter of his Harmonic Time method at a 2011 TEDx Seminar in Cambridge, MA.