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Rick T.

Co-Organizer

Location:

Hartford, CT
Hometown: Hartford

Member since:

July 13, 2014

Are you a drummer, a dancer, a percussionist, an enthusiastic spectator (and/or other)?

Hand drummer for 4 years now. Longtime guitarist, though I no longer play.

What term(s) best describe why you joined this group? Bliss, Rhythm, Trance, Hippie, Move, Groove, Entrainment, Meditation (or add your own word)

Love to get lost in intense rhythm grooves. Close my eyes and forget everything except what I'm playing and hearing from others, then responding musically to the energy of the players and dancers. Doesn't always happen, but drumming becomes magical when connected like that--it's intense nonverbal communication on an inner level, a natural high. Hard to maintain that kind of sustained awareness for long periods, though, because people typically cycle in and out of being connected. Great while it lasts.

If you are a drummer/percussionist, what are some of your favorite toys or instruments to play?

Djembe and bass djembe; wind gong; singing bowl; Hammerax cymbals; Vibra-tone wah-wah tube; Thunder spring tube; sizzle cymbals.

Introduction

Really enjoy intense drum circles. Aren't nearly enough in my local area.


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