The Troupe
This drummer's journey with other drummers.

Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

A Study in Work

March 14, 2016

If my practice is intended to further my knowledge of rhythm or theory, I call that Study. If my practice is intended to learn a piece of music, I call that Work. And here we get to the hard part… Thinking. Generally speaking, thinking is terrible for drumming. If you are thinking, you have lost […]

A Practice By Any Other Name

January 19, 2016

So, what are the best practices for practice? This is a very, very interesting question. I think the best thing to do is to define what exactly we are talking about.   Practice: prac·tice (ˈpraktəs) As a noun: 1) The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about […]

The Sacred Space of the Stage

December 19, 2015

I firmly believe that the stage is a sacred space, where artists share their emotions, their passion, their work, and their very humanity with the audience, and strive for connection, acceptance, and understanding. Our “Western Culture” hates those who are “not normal”, so every artist (EVERY artist) has had to deal with the shame of […]

Making an Album.

June 21, 2012

In short, we are now busy in pre-production and fund raising for our first album. Please, take a look at the Kickstarter link. Any and all support is greatly appreciated, even if that support is simply passing the word, and wishing us the best of luck. The Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/charlesofthetwisted/the-drummers-of-twisted-gypsy-our-first-album

Gig: November 14, 2009

November 18, 2009

The dancers and the drummers performed at a local Belly Dance Variety Show known as Cabaret Beledy.  It is an ongoing show, having run bi-annually for ten years now, with many, many very talented dancers and musicians performing through out the years.  It is especially popular with the local belly dance community, and is often […]