Cosmic Amens

Cosmic Amens, 2012

Produced for the ‘Where’s The Music?’ exhibition at TeToKa gallery in Kanda, Tokyo. Cousin to the TIME-LIFE collages. Constructed from the book ‘Kosmische Raadselen’ (Cosmic Riddles), depicting the drum tabs for the famous Amen break. In space.

The rigidity of formal drum notation can never capture the essence of funk contained in the Amen break, but behind every bar lies a possible galaxy, every beat its own universe.

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