Raptures of Undream

How many percussionists does it take to screw in a light bulb? It’s safe to assume the answer is one, but did you know it takes six to put a new spin on the famous “Wipe Out” drum solo. Not exactly The Surfaris, but no less rockin’ is composer Bruce Hamilton’s Raptures of Undream. Well okay, maybe not rockin’ but in the right neighborhood at least. Each percussionist is armed with floor toms and a suspended cymbal to execute Hamilton’s polyrhythmic score. Sadly, there will be no broken surfboards or maniacal laughter here—luckily, no wipeouts either.


—RN