Rudiments for Hexadrome
by John Brennan with Adrian Avendaño, César Chew, Mili Hong, Jamie Lee and Jennifer Yakamovich
Rudiments for Hexadrome is a sound performance and installation that considers the sonic qualities and compositional possibilities of the snare drum using graphic scores.
Six percussionists perform on six snare drums to explore their resonant materials, rhythms and lineages. By experimenting with graphic notation, instructional scores, extended techniques, snare drum modifications and improvisation, Adrian Avendaño, John Brennan, César Chew, Mili Hong, Jamie Lee and Jennifer Yakamovich, propose new sonic configurations while making space for past, present and future sounds to emerge.
Running from Monday, June 21nd - Tuesday, June 29th at VIVO Media Arts Centre. Appointments are 30 minutes in length and are available from 11am until 5pm. Rudiments for Hexadrome is a co-presentation between VIVO Media Arts Centre and Vancouver InternationalJazz Festival.
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John Brennan is a sound artist and drummer living and practicing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Parallel to his practice as a musician, he produces sound installations that consider the relationship between the sonic memory of musical instruments, performance and improvisation. His band Kamikaze Nurse is currently recording their second full-length album, Stimuloso (2021)Mint Records. Other recent sound projects include: MO-DALE (a duo with Justin Patterson) and Last Lost Time with Gabi Dao and Elisa Ferrari. He curated Destroy Vancouver (2012-2016), a quarterly improvised music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts Centre. He has presented work through Vancouver New Music, Vancouver Coastal Jazz, Western Front (Vancouver), Nanaimo Art Gallery, BEK (Bergen), Landmark (Bergen), No IDea Festival (Austin), Suoni per il Popolo (Montreal) and MUTEK (Montreal).
Other collaborators include Chris Corsano, Raven Chacon, John Dieterich, Katerina Ernst, Jacob Audrey Taves, William Hooker, DJ Olive, Greg Saunier, Marshall Trammell, Nate Wooley, and many more.