Video: Laurence Pike – Drum Chant

Prolific Australian percussionist/composer Laurence Pike (Szun Waves, PVT, Liars) continues to prep his upcoming new solo album, Holy Spring, by unveiling the enticing multi-coloured visual for lead track ‘Drum Chant’.

“I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with my friend and the extremely talented director Clemens Habicht on a film for it,” explains Pike. “Clemens has physically tracked the ends of my drum mallets while I perform to create what you might describe as visual music. For me, it’s in the finest tradition of the experimental films of artists such as Norman McClaren or Len Lye.”

The director had this to say about the visual: ”Watching Laurence perform I found myself focusing on the round white mallet ends as if they were objects all of their own, separated from their sticks they became bouncing balls feverishly racing over the drums in a frenzy made all the more astonishing by their impossible precision at such speed.”

You can catch Pike perform live with Szun Waves, at Fives Miles on May 29th alongside composer and sound designer Kayla Painter. Head here for tickets and more info.


Holy Spring is out on 17/05. Pre-order from Bandcamp.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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