This page is devoted to the musical works
of members of the FrameDrummers
Group at Yahoo.
About the FDG
Yahoo! group of 400 members (and growing)was founded in October of 2000
by Dell Taylor, a student of Layne Redmond.
is a platform for professional, amateur, and hobbyist players to engage
with each other in discussing this ancient and global family of percussion
group includes players, students, builders, designers, teachers, ethnomusicologists,
those with a vast knowledge, those with a passing interest, those who
contribute and those who simply read and digest.
membership is drawn from all 4
corners of the globe. This diversity is reflected both in the range
of instruments used and in the influences of the playing styles demonstrated
on the FDG CD.
pictures may take awhile to load, but will give you an idea of the diversity
of the group. These are not all
the artists on the CD, incidentally, just the ones I currently have
a picture of..More
images and links to fdg member websites and sound files are still to come.
Mouse over their image to read who they are and click to
go to their website, if they have one..
Goblet Drumming Group is an offshoot
of the Frame Drummers' group, formed by Peyman Nasehpour of Iran and Eric
Stuer of the USA. The idea of a CD Project actually began in that group,
and a CD is indeed being planned for that group as well.
Click for more.
FDG CD Project!
Your contribution helps to support independent (non-RIAA) music on the
Web. The cost of the two CD set is $15.00 US, plus $5 for shipping and
Click on the link above, you will be sending a PayPal payment
to Paul Marshall in Ireland, and shipping will be from there as well.
Approximate time of arrival is 3-4 days..
The project Title, Frames Without Borders, was chosen
by the group. It is intended to reflect the drum's diaspora, and the desire
of the contributors to transcend geographical and political boundaries,
to emphasize our common humanity while expressing deep cultural elements
in a musical language we all understand, a language of the heart.
The sole criterion for inclusion in this project was membership in the
Frame Drummers Group. The recording quality and proficiencies of the performers
therefore do vary. It has been our intention to reflect the many styles
and levels of talent and skill, rather than "the best of". In
doing so, we hope to represent our group as a community, and as a source
of encouragement for fellow frame drummers around the world.
(Click on a page below to see the enlargement.)
Artists (in order of appearance): Eric Stuer, Ganesh
Redmond and Tommy Brunjes, Brendan
Dunn, Fern Filner, Deen
Collier, Bill Smith, Hyndla Kensdottir, Eliana
Gilad, David Kuckhermann,
Jacky Ligon, Rick
Walker & Paul Marshall,
Kobi Hagoel, Art
Durkee, N. Scott
Robinson, Emiliano Benevides,
Judy Piazza, Peyman
Catherine, Dennis Maberry, Mike Marcionetti, Mauro
Gatto, Lynn Margileth, Steven Rice, Grant Smith
Artwork: Arash Sharifi (Front Cover)
Art Durkee (Insert Tray Images ad back of liner)
Deen Collier (Back cover)
Also, thanks go to Dell for creating the group, to Glen Velez for his
support in writing the intro, to everyone who has given selflessly of
their art, time and effort to making this group project possible.
For more frame drum links, visit Rhythmweb's Frame
write Paul Marshall