Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

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.
The Orbiteer and Quique Escamilla`s Bassist-at-Large, Dan Mock, who was on the downbeat for a deeply rolling performance of Be My Baby and a run at Led Zep`s Communication Breakdown.

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