In collaboration with Audio Technica and James Lye, we conducted a drum tuning and studio recording workshop at Lasalle College of the Arts on the 24th of October.
On 7th November I will be conducting another such workshop for SMU students, this time, only drum tuning. Not long after I will be conducting a similar workshop for ITE Central students.
On the 21st of November, I am conducting a snare tuning workshop for anyone who wants to sign up. The location will depend on the number of people who sign up. It is free. Just drop me a message at 97254846 and we can talk from there.
We will have more courses in november and december, all free.
Throwback to the time Pantheon percussion endorser Teo Jia Rong took to the stage with Tim De Cotta and Audrey Tengkey at the ArtScience Museum. The wealth of images from this event made us feel that we had to share this with everyone in greater detail. Enjoy.
Images courtesy of Tim De Cotta’s Facebook page.
Here is a snippet of the majority of the set at the ArtScience Late event on 25th Aug 2016.
ArtScience Late: Tim De Cotta presents The Psychoactive Jazzhop Trip featured some of the island’s best in progressive jazz and soul music and psychedelic visuals by N.M.A. which resulted in one of the highest attended instalments of ArtScience Late.
The night started with jazz band DasGeFoo followed by Fzpz. Then the Tim De Cotta Triad (feat. Audrey 10k on keys and JR Teo on drums from TAJ) took the stage to close the night with a very organic set of soul-inspired original music and movement.
By far, one of the most free-flowing Tim De Cotta sets, the trio never stopped but moved from start to end through his music, which featured:
Pantheon Percussion endorser Aaron James Lee having a good time here: Starring NAztyKeys, Aaron James Lee, Shak’thiya, Sean Hong and Tim De Cotta, the Ant-Men played a full set of jazz, hip-hop, soul and RnB on 14 Jan 2017 at the Aliwal Urban Arts Festival! See how it all turned out here!
Music written and performed by Villes and Benjamin Lim
Recorded and filmed at The Green Room Suite
Audio recorded by Toni Go and Amos Yeo
Videography and editing by Arthur Keng
Produced by George Leslie Paul of Pantheon Percussion.
Pantheon Percussion support by Benjamin Thia of Percussion Works – P.Works
SJC drum kit logistics support by David Ebenezer Toh of Ebenex Music Singapore
In this bi-lingual interview, Pantheon Percussion endorser Riduan Zalani speaks candidly on Music and Tradition in Singapore. A multiple award winning musician, Riduan is co-founder and artistic director of NADI Singapura. He is also a key member of Wicked Aura and OrkeStar Trio, as well as several other groups.
There is a wealth of information on his achievements. Here is a selection:
Pantheon Percussion and SJC Drums endorser Benjamin Lim pounds it out in this latest single taken from the forthcoming album “The Cure”. Featured in this video is his custom 13×6.5 steam-bent birch snare with Gold/Brass hardware and hand-rubbed ebony stain. Hear them live!
We set our hearts on creating a Singaporean brand of world-class cymbals that would be conceptualised in Singapore, but handcrafted by our friends in Istanbul, Turkey. We wanted a Singaporean take on the famed turkish cymbal: classic, musical, warm, powerful, pure, complex and durable.
We also wanted the cymbals to reflect the Singaporean soul: modern, progressive, and harmonious. This marriage of timeless tradition with Singaporean innovation gave birth to Pantheon Percussion cymbals.
Our cymbals are cast bronze cymbals crafted from the best Turkish B20+ alloy. Our master craftsmen cast, temper, roll, cut, hammer, and lathe the cymbals with expert skill and keen eye for attention. Only perfection can emerge from the foundry.
Pantheon Percussion cymbals: Designed in Singapore, expertly handcrafted in Istanbul.
Enjoy some footage of our ‘Dry” Series cymbals. We will introduce many more cymbals over time.
Pantheon Percussion and Percussion Works present: Erik Hargrove’s “Improve Your Groove” Masterclass!
Come and learn in an intimate setting, up close and personal. Don’t just ogle and gawk: revolutionise your drumming and groove!
Erik Hargrove has been playing the drums and percussion in various styles of music for more than 30 years. As an International Musician, he’s most notably known for the 7 years he spent performing all over the world with The Late Great James Brown.
After the death of Mr. Brown, Erik went on to perform with the Living Legend of Funk – Bassist Bootsy Collins. Erik continued touring and recording with various artists such as the Alternative Rock Band Sister Hazel and Thomas McClary (The Founder, Guitarist and Singer of The Commodores).
Erik just finished touring again with Bootsy Collins in June of 2015 and is now the Music Director, Drummer and Percussionist for a Franco Dragone Production in China called The Dai Show.