Parish of Tama (2016, 17') is a composition for cement mixer, clarinet, electric bass, drums and laptop-instrument by Robert van Heumen with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL
The Cement Mixer is the ultimate Groove instrument: constant and tight but ever-changing and dirty as mud. In Parish of Tama the cement mixer lays down a dynamic groove ánd is played as a percussion instrument. Assisted by a dirty electric bass and bare-bones drumkit for a killer groove. A hint of melody is added by the clarinet in a whirlwind of dark atmospheres and screams. The laptop-instrument bending their sound into the unknown.
Cement mixer: Yung-Tuan Ku
Electric bass: Leonardo Grimaudo
Clarinet: Oguz Buyukberber
Laptop-instrument: Robert van Heumen
Drums: Etienne Nillesen