(Video link here.) First we came across Spanish musician Xavi Lozano playing a street barricade like a flute: brilliant!. (He claims he can play just about anything like an instrument)…That led us to Spanish percussionist Jorge Pérez of patáx who uses four women’s thonged bottoms as percussion instruments. Why women’s bums, we wondered? Why all toned, pretty ones? Wouldn’t a big fat bottom make for a more varied sound? Or better yet, knowing of the wonderful sounds bellies can make when lightly slapped since they are filled with air, we’d opt for 4 or so of varying sizes…funnier images, better percussion. (Video link here.)

…part of our practice of always asking WHY? (or WHY NOT?) to expand the possibilities.

via Laughing Squid

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One thought on “spain’s new music: bum drums + fence flutes

  1. Hmm looks if it looks like objectification and sounds like objectification then maybe it is art- but it is still rubbish.

    The barricade wins- hands down.

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