Join the Black Sun Drum Corps


Book your place now to become a member of the “Black Sun Drum Corps” at Supersonic

When: rehearsal / workshop 2pm, SATURDAY, 23rd October
Performance: 8.30pm Sunday 24th October
Number of places: 10
Cost: Free to weekend ticket holders

What:  A chance to be a part of the Black Sun Drum Corps performance at Supersonic Festival, you’ll be taken through a two hour drum workshop / rehearsal taught by Drum Major McEwan and his leading drummers Ross Rankin of Titus Gein and Pete Flett of Holy Mountain with accompaniment by Kev Hare and Graeme Leffate of Black Sun.

All participants will learn the 30 minute set including a cover of ‘Total War’ by NON – a crowd favorite at Black Sun Drum Corps Shows! You will then take part in the performance that will be taking place on Sunday evening at Supersonic Festival. Warpaint will be provided for the performance. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kilts too!

Suitable for: All skill levels. Complete beginners welcome!

Booking: email admin[at] , marking the subject field as “Black Sun Drum Corps” you will then be contact with further details. Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.


77 BOA DRUM (Boredoms)


On 07/07/07 at 7:07pm, Japanese group Boredoms, orchestrated a performance by 77 drummers at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, NYC.  Hisham Akira Bharoocha put out an email inviting drummers to apply for a place in the performance and out of the 3000 replies, 77 were chosen, including Andrew WK (drummer no 57), David Grubbs (drummer no 23) and Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale (drummer no 77).  The players were positioned in a spiral that trailed from a circular stage where the principal Boredoms members – Yozoro (drummer no 1), Yoshimi (drummer no 2), Sen (drummer no 3) were situated together with Eye (0) playing electronics, a seven-necked guitar and conducting the ensemble.  This is the screening of Jun Kawaguchi’s simply shot but effective documentary of the performance, complete with behind the scenes rehearsal footage, interviews, and, of course, lots of footage of the performance itself.  Come and experience the power of this momentous musical landmark.

There are also a series of shorts from the Thrill Jockey discography, which will feature new videos from Pontiak, Future Islands, Oval, Imbogodom and Dustin Wong.

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