Just before the start of my summer tabla workshop, I had the pleasure of working with talented Californian frame drummer, Marla Leigh Goldstein. We have known each other for a number of years, but never had the chance to play together in concert! She had organized a frame drum workshop in Ottawa, and so was able to come over to Montreal to visit for a few days, before heading off to the Cooperman Drum factory in Vermont. We performed at Timpano Percussion on Friday, June 28, and then she gave two workshops the following day.
For this special occasion, I composed two new tabla / frame drum duets. Bol, inspired by traditional bol paran repertoire, and Dancing Hands, inspired by the kathak dance tradition. Marla also brought in some of her compositions, for frame drum and flute. We had a blast putting this concert together, and hopefully we'll be able to present it again sometime soon!
|Having fun in rehearsal, before the concert.|
|Marla on flute.|