The Message

Here’s a track made using samples taken from the Tom Holkenborg Percussion library for the #FullContactCompetition. Also features some additional sounds from Tom’s Desert Dystopian library as well strings from the free OT Helix library.

The brief was to create a drum dialogue between two tribes. That’s certainly how my piece started out, but it sort of evolved naturally so I just decided to let go and see where I ended up.

I deliberately panned some of the high toms right and left, using stereo to evoke a call and response between the two tribes.

When the strings come in, this had me in mind of a temporary ceasefire, before the struggle starts again.

Anyway, I’m sure it sounds nothing like my description, but hey, it was fun to play with Tom’s percussion all the same.