WATCH \\ Szun Waves’ Laurence Pike drops new video for ‘Drum Chant’

9th April 2019

Australian percussionist, producer and composer Laurence Pike has revealed the inviting new video for his single ‘Drum Chant’. 

Directed by Clemens Habicht, the video nods to the experimental works of Norman McClaren and Len Lye. Talking about the process behind the video, Laurence Pike explains; “Clemens physically tracked the ends of my drum mallets while I performed to create what you might describe as visual music”. 

Of the process, Clemens says: ”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.”

Laurence Pike is one third of Szun Waves, who perform at Fives Miles on 29 May alongside Kayla Painter. Get tickets

Laurence Pike releases ‘Holy Spring’ on 17 May

Picture credit: Mclean Stephenson

Get tickets for Szun Waves and Kayla Painter at Five Miles this May

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