Unconventional Percussion

NDBucket Concerto: A Noise Distillery Case Study

Challenge:
Create an original piece of music for a series of UMUC spots. The music needed to reflect the energy and diversity of the college, and a decision was made to use percussion as the creative focus. But the client wanted something a little different.

Solution:
Using a combination of close microphones and room microphones, we recorded multiple rhythmic patterns using buckets, trash cans, hand claps, foot stomps and other unconventional percussion instruments. Those patterns were then combined in various ways to post score the spots. We removed all sonic treatments from the recording space to make the room as loud and bombastic as possible.

Results:
An organic, original and powerful piece of music that reflects the college and the student body; and one happy client.

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