Drumscapes – Tradition meets Innovation meets Technology.
Drumscapes is the solo live sampling ( live looping ) project of UK percussionist Jon Sterckx.
Using a range of percussion instruments, vocal percussion & live sampling, Jon creates live multi – percussion rhythmic soundscapes – Drumscapes.
Jon began creating Drumscapes in 2006 as a unique and original solo performance which includes a range of instruments from different musical traditions with the cutting edge technology of the day. All instruments are played, recorded, mixed and remixed live on stage – no pre-recorded loops or samples are used.
“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.
“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.
tabla / darabuka / frame drums / djembe / riq / cajon / udu / shakers / mouth harps / woodblock / vocal percussion / live / recorded / acoustic / electronic / tradition / innovation
Jon has performed Drumscapes at events up & down the UK: WOMAD, Musicport, London International Arts Festival, Drum Camp, Beautiful Days, Larmer Tree, TedxWarwick, TEDxBrum, Cardiff Mela, Belfast Mela, Glasgow Mela amongst many others.
This website is about Drumscapes – Jon Sterckx live sampling ( live looping ) project. For Jon’s Indian Music performances & workshops, World Rhythm workshops & all other work, go to www.jonsterckx.co.uk