From The Technical Academy’s 2016 reunion, these drum duets in 5/4 time are reminiscent of the original Drum Dub.
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The Technical Academy is back! Equipped with new ruby code and the Bohlen-Pierce scale, they have resurrected their 1990 improvisational proof of concept, “Do Thing”. Here are 3 consecutive performances on the vintage Roland U-110 instruments.
After receiving some constructive feedback, the cadets abandoned sax and trumpet in favor of vibes. Several hours of rehearsals improved their performance, resulting in these 3 more inspired recordings:
Two identical parts are played, one slightly faster than the other, in the style of Steve Reich’s early works. Sonic Pi’s “pretty bells” are tuned to the Bohlen-Pierce musical scale.