It happened quite by accident. The TV news was on but the sound was off. So, I watched the news without sound. Then I remembered Pam, a professional percussionist who has played every percussion instrument within reach. She has performed at more than 75 concerts around the world from the Coro Gospel Choir in Spain to the World Café Live in the Philadelphia areas. Her talent and skills are part of a dozen CDs.
Her preference is the drums. I asked if she had any sound-loops that would fit. In no time my computer almost crashed. I chose the two you can hear on this video. They are so evocative and say more than the narrators and interviews that we snipped out.
Pam’s idea that we should listen to the news rather than just see the news is very refreshing and engaging. I’ve asked Pam to tell us what the instruments are in the comment section below so I don’t miss a beat.
If you like this idea, we can try it again. If you have a video that would lend itself to this kind of music overlay, let us know, and we’ll give it try.