Orbital Drumming is an experimental, scientistic approach in drumming focused on creating different layers on top of each other.

All limbs have to play certain note values respectively groupings which represent different orbits. It arises a mulitidimensional sound with individual circulating patterns that combines an extreme independence and interdependence, both acoustically and motorically.

By using the lowest common denominator, to reach the starting point again is an analogy to a multiple planet conjunction.

For me, experiencing how this growing tension will be released periodically is a key to life and inner peace.



Thorsten Harnitz


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