Sunday, November 28, 2010
Percussion2! -- Development
Notice the difference between this video of a "Hip-Hop" percussion ensemble and the previous video of a scene from STOMP!
STOMP! presents a very carefully crafted illusion of a spontaneous percussion ensemble performance by a bunch of lay abouts and n'er-do-wells in some alley somewhere using their bodies, the setting, and found objects as their instruments.
The "Hip-Hop" percussion ensemble is is composed of clean-scrubbed young people performing in a bare hangar or warehouse, using standard marching drums and other percussion instruments in a highly organized display of technical and performance virtuosity.
See the difference?
And what do we learn?
Which is more "real?"