Body Music w/ Keith Terry
Body Music with Keith Terry
Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest
music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks,
they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, snap and vocalize their
musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from
African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran
Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. For more than three decades Keith Terry has
developed a contemporary style of Body Music, based on his training as a jazz
drummer, as well as his years of intensive study and collaboration with world
rhythmic systems. Body Music is an effective way of internalizing rhythmic work,
which enhances the development of time, timing, phrasing, listening skills,
independence, coordination and ensemble awareness - through the exploration
of rhythmic techniques such as polyrhythms, polymeters, phasing, crosspulses and
half-time/double-time. It is a useful tool for musicians, dancers and movers of all kinds,
actors, DJs and film editors -- anyone interested in deepening their rhythmic skills.
Wear comfortable clothing and clean sneakers or jazz shoes.
No previous experience necessary.
For more information visit www.crosspulse.com