7 Dec 2013

The Secret Life of The Orchestra: Percussion

From RNZ Music, 4:00 pm on 7 December 2013

Karl Steven continues his four-part investigation of the orchestra, this time delving with the experts into the exotic and far flung origins of the percussion family, scouring the world for its origins, investigating the birth of the modern drum kit and learning from experts including Gareth Farr, Chris O'Connor, and Miguel Fuentes about the many, many things that have been hammered, beaten, and whacked in the name of music.

The Orchestra Percussion Chris O Connor by Sacha Stejko
Percussionist Chris O'Connor. Photo by Sacha Stejko.

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