Will Cahoun Buries His Drums In The Ground
The Living Colour and advocate of world Rhythms, Will Cahoun, buried his drums as a sound experiment.
The result is a brass snare drum which is currently being developed.
This signature snare will be called the Nomad. It is a 13” x 6” brass drum. He was inspired after he buried a brass Ludwig 5 snare drum in the ground for four years. When he pulled it out of the ground he sent it to China. They had a look at it, put some new hoops on it and sent it back. He did the same thing with a few cymbals too, and commented that the resulting sound was amazing.
Will says, “Of course, they lose a lot of the shine and they sound more gritty. They looked like they were in a fire, but the peel is all over so it looks good.”