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About Drumscapes

In his solo Drumscapes performances, Jon Sterckx creates multi layered, highly energised rhythmic soundscapes.
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Percussionist Jon Sterckx skilfully brings percussion from across the globe together with 21st century music technology to create a unique blend of rhythmic soundscapes, bouncy world rhythms & high energy drumming. Tabla, darbuka, frame drums, cajon, vocal percussion and vocal sculpture are all played, sampled, mixed & crafted together live on stage in a synthesis of traditional musicianship and live electronics. Since 2006, Jon's solo live sampling project, Drumscapes, has had audiences on their feet at events across the UK, including at WOMAD, Larmer Tree and Beautiful Days festivals, TEDxWarwick 2012 and at Cardiff, Glasgow & Belfast Melas and at many other cultural events across the UK.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
World music, African music, Arabic, Asian music, Indian music, Originals
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Event types:
Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Song list

Dhaginatak
Rack-It
Recycle
Horizon
Talking Rhythm
Drumscape
Tablacadabra
Sined
Tongue Twister
Saturn Returns
Undercurrent
Res09
Tabla solo in Tintal
Tabla solo in Kherva
Cajongra
Vocolo
Miraj
Dreamtime
I Feel Rhythm
Techtryp
Moudi
CodeArp
Orbit
Drumscape 2

Reviews

From customers:

Musicport F, 5 years ago

“Few percussionists, no matter how skilled, can captivate and keep an eager festival audience with a solo performance but Jon Sterckx’s stunning Drumscapes are a masterclass in control and rhythm that hook the audiences from the first beats and carry them through to an invariably ecstatic climax. Centred on the tabla, darabuka and riq (a Middle Eastern tambourine) Jon combines beats and rhythms from across the globe with cutting edge sampling and innovative vocal sculpting, building layered soundscapes that mix the experimental with the traditional and creating a uniquely intoxicating, exhilarating and, many say, trance inducing performance quite unlike any other.” Musicport Festival 2015.

DJ R, 6 years ago

“Jon provides a unique journey through all quarters of the world built around his inter-continental range of drums: tablas, riq, darabuka, vocal percussion, and much more! He is the creator of magnificent soundscapes that will transport you into an unmissable musical nirvana!” – DJ Ritu – DJ, radio presenter, world music pioneer.

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