Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Conundrum at Northern Lights Festival Sudbury
On an igneous protrusion of the ancient continent of Arctica, on the shore of Lake Ramsay in Sudbury, we planted a drum this past weekend. It is a 12-foot cedar strip canoe covered with a rawhide skin.
Designed by Bethany art conceptualist
David Hynes (right),
the Conundrum brings children, boulevardiers, rhythm mongers and other assorted curious cats into a magnetic field of throb and thump.
The subsonic waves have a power of attraction that is sensed more in the feet and internal organs than in the ears.
Musicians recognize its fascinations immediately.
Kobo Town found a deep groove on the instrument.
The appeal of the sound is unanimously invigorating. It can even revive an extinct species.