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When Is a Beat a Drone?

A 30-minute dream score by Leslie Rollins

Leslie Rollins’s “30 Minute Drumming for Journeying” appears to be exactly that, a rhythmic sonic space to get mentally lost in. Technically it isn’t a drone, in that it has a steady, distinct beat, but a drone can also mean a steady repetitive sound, and on that count this is most certainly a member of the tribe.

He explains his impetus:

My first take on rhythm for dream work and journeying. I am curious to feel how an electronic version of traditionally hand percussion works translates in subconscious spaces. I intentionally didn’t alter much in real time with this but am tempted to make another version with subtle changes through out.

Track originally posted for free download at Rollins is based in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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  1. Leslie Rollins
    [ Posted July 4, 2014, at 8:45 am ]

    I missed seeing this post when you put it up. Thank you so much for listening, reflecting, and linking.

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