Thursday, September 19, 2013

Glenn Kotche in the Kitchen

I'd like to thank my father for forwarding me this brief but clever clip of drummer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco Fame) redefining the meaning of "Kitchen Music" (or is there even a meaning for that in the first place???) Anyways, enjoy this one...

And of course, here is Kotche's arrangement of "Monkey Chant" which demonstrates an incredible approach to playing solo multiple-percussion:

Here's another great clip of Kotche from the Modern Drummer Festival a few years ago in which he explains how he applies Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" to the drum set:

I have to say that Glenn Kotche is really doing a great job at exploring the possibilities and potential of solo drum set and how to integrate percussion instruments within the drum set. His use of "prepared percussion" is a also really a treat and very creative. It's all really quite inspiring and I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next.

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