Fast Forward

Thursday, March 19, 1987. 8:30 pm

Fast Forward

Thursday, March 19, 1987. 8:30 pm

Solos for steel drum especially designed for the acoustic zing of a particular room.


New York-based, British-born percussionist, sound sculptor and multimedia performer Fast Forward has been making music with any kind of object since the day he abandoned electronic music, such as the one on his first album % (Pink Noise, 1981), and adopted Trinidad’s steel pan, as documented by the solo performances of Red Raw Steel Drum (Obsolete, 1985) andRotorblade (Obsolete, 1986). The group performances for percussion instruments on Caffeine Effect (Ear-Rational, 1988) and the solo performances for percussion instruments on Panhandling (Lovely, 1990) alternate intense, relentless, frightening sonic tornados a` la Zev and soothing soundtracks for transcendental trance.