20 Menschen sitzen im Kreis an verschiedenen Trommeln

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Drum-Circle in our Orchesterhaus

For all generations

Experience interaction

Anyone who has always dreamed of playing along in concert can experience playing together with others in our «Drum-Circle» – just like in a symphony orchestra. People of all generations can join in, no previous experience is necessary.

The term «Drum-Circle» was developed by the American Arthur Hull and describes a type of communal, low-threshold music-making. In a Drum-Circle, beginners and professionals, children, singles, grandparents, couples, families and the curious meet to experience and create rhythm together. In the process, a lot of creative potential and joy will unfold. The goal is to get the music grooving in the course of the game and to hear in an increasingly nuanced way.

A wide range of rhythm instruments is available: Hand drums, bass drums, Afro-Latin instruments and various small percussion. The participants playfully try out different musical roles: Maintaining a rhythm, variation, improvisation, connecting, reacting, giving impulses, listening. The Drum-Circle leader acts as a facilitator and “enabler”. Similar to a conductor, he coordinates the interplay, creates the setting, gives impulses for interaction and provides what brings groove and flow. On individual dates, a drummer from the orchestra mingles with the group and plays along. The Drum-Circle is led by the experienced rhythm teacher Thomas Viehweger.

Regular participation is desired, but not a condition. Also welcome are spontaneous participants who want to take part in individual evenings. Each Drum-Circle is unique in its musical course and in its composition.

Drei Menschen aus drei Generationen spielen Handtrommeln

In our Drum-Circles, all generations play together.

Thomas Viehweger leitet den Drum-Circle

The Drum-Circle teacher Thomas Viehweger, rhythm pedagogue from Kriens

Vier Menschen bei einer Bodypercussion.

The body is also included as an instrument.

Menschen an verschiedenen Trommeln

Participants alternate between hand drums and small percussion instruments.

Kreis von Menschen an unterschiedlichen Trommeln

Divided into four quarter circles, the Drum-Circle creates changing combinations of interaction.

The dates of the 2022/23 season:

Thursdays from 18:30-19:45 | Orchesterhaus, Arsenalstrasse 28b, 6010 Kriens, Raum 207

1st* and 15th September 2022 | 20th October 2022 | 10th and 24th November 2022 | 8th December 2022 | 12th and 26th January 2023 | 9th February* 2023 | 2nd, 16th and 30th March 2023 | 27th April 2023 | 11th and 25th May 2023 | 8th, 22th* and 29th June 2023

* In a different room. Information in the concert calendar at the particular event.

Next Drum-Circle dates

  • More information about the Drum-Circle in the Orchesterhaus

    pdf Article from the Neue Luzerner Zeitung from 17.10.2020

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