We hope you are well. We hope you have been enjoying some time by the fire metaphorical or physical as well as some time in the wonderland of winter. It’s been nice noticing the sun returning to the northern hemisphere slowly and surely, one day after another.
We are excited to announce that we are now able to record music professionally from our property’s Embodying Rhythm recording studio. If you or anyone you know might like to collaborate on some music with us or would like having some drums or percussion recorded for your musical project, now is a good time to connect with us. We are looking forward to collaborating with folks on musical projects as well as beginning to record our second Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble album and other side projects. Please be in touch if you would like to connect with or hire David for some drum or percussion tracking on your current or next music project.
We are also offering drum, percussion and general music lessons online to anywhere in the world as well as in-person at our Embodying Rhythm outdoor teaching studio in Hotchkiss, CO. If you or someone you know would like drum lessons, now is a great time of year to dive into rhythm.
Additionally, David is currently also available by commission to compose, arrange and/or record music especially for you.
Here is a link to a new video where David explains his newly set-up hybrid frame drum percussion kit and where he shows how he created a groove to fit with a recording project that he was asked to do for a virtual Black History Month concert for Illinois State University. The link to the finished video of the arrangement of Mongo Santamaria’s iconic tune, Afro Blue, is here.
We recently found this new to us video online of David playing and introducing his arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo a la Turk (with a Jim Henson and Star Wars twist) with the band, Feast, from a few years ago. Link here.
Be well and we look forward to sharing some time and music with you as the days get warmer.
Arlyn and David
the bare boughs
that seem to sleep
preparing for their spring.