March 1-31 Arcadia Gallery

680 Queens Quay West 416-597-8705

Massive clap-track

Well hi there!

 

Can you clap your hands? Awesome. You can be on one of the tracks!

 

One of the ways rhythmic cycles are illustrated in Indian classical music is through a series of codified hand claps and finger counts. Hands are not only clapped palms together, but as a ‘wave’ with one hand backwards, which produces a different sound. This is colloquially known as ‘keeping tala’, and I want to record EVERYONE keeping tala for one track.

 

You don’t have to be musical, or even be able to clap in rhythm: I’ll sample you, and build a massive, collective clap-track.

 

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