Karuna:Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph at ALL
Karuna, the new duet of percussionists Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph, perform at Arts + Literature Laboratory on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 9pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Hamid Drake:drum kit, vocal, frame drums, udu drums, tabla, percussion
Adam Rudolph:handrumset, thumb pianos, sintir, multiphonic vocal, percussion, electronic processing
Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph met at the age of 14 years old in a downtown Chicago drum shop. For the past 40 years, their shared love for rhythms and musics of the world has taken them around the world in performing togetherwithFred Anderson,Don Cherry,Yusef Lateef, Pharaoh Sanders, Hassan Hakmoun, Hu: Vibrational,Mandingo Griot Society,and Adam Rudolphs Moving Pictures among others.Their shared Chicago rootsand the creative outlook,longtime global music research and performing experience have allowed them to forge a uniquely shared musical understanding and creative outlook.As Drake reflected upon their influence upon each other,I have been developing a hand drum concept on the drum set while Adam says he is developing a drum set concept on his hand drums. We understand one another.
With their newKaruna duet Drake and Rudolph bring their unique and evolved rhythm languages to the fore, reaching to inspire any audience though spirited dialogue. The name Karunareflects theirongoing research into the connection of the inner life to musical expression and speaks to the idea of creative action as a gesture of compassion.
Arts + Literature Laboratory (Ver)
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704
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