Drum Voices

Sound installation (2015)

Drum Voices is a sound piece that transports the drum to a place before time. By recording a single strike of a deer-hide frame drum and then using simple audio processing techniques, artist Lindsay Dobbin journeyed to the heart of a traditional drum to find a hidden choir that speaks to our origins. Both terrestrial and alien sounding, the voices have been arranged to unfold as a mantra – an eternal song of slow and rhythmic chanting – creating an evocative surround sound environment for deep listening.

Created through the CFAT Media Arts Scholarship Program and with the generous support of Arts Nova Scotia.

Drum Voices has been presented at the Centre for Art Tapes Media Arts Scholarship Screening in Halifax, NS, and the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, YT. It was also presented at Nocturne 2015 in surround sound, situated within the drum-shaped structure of a yurt – reflecting the drum visually and sonically, and also engaging in dialogue with the landscape.

Please visit Bandcamp to listen to and/or purchase Drum Voices.