Saturday, December 13, 2008

Street Photography # 8: Street Percussionist



Although Bandung has quite a number of street percussionists performing on the streets for tips, this particular street percussionist does not normally perform on the street. He and his group usually perform on stage. His street performance pictured here is part his group's participation in Braga Festival last year.

Percussion, any musical intruments that produce sounds by means of vibrations and are played by hitting, shaking, rubbing, scrapping, is believed to be the first musical intrument ever created.

There are many musical instruments that can be categorized as percussion. Classified according to how the sounds are produced, the persussion would include:

- Idiophonic instuments, i.e. musical instruments that produce sounds by the vibration of the whole instrument's body, such as bells, chimes, etc.

- Membraphonic instuments, i.e. musical instruments that produce sounds by the vibration of some sort of membranes. All kinds of drums belong to this category.

- Chordophonic instruments (also called string instruments), i.e. musical instruments that produce sounds by the vibration of their string elements, such as the piano and the guitar.

- Aerophonic instruments (also called wind instruments), i.e. musical instruments that produce sounds by the air passing through the instruments, such as the saxophone and the flute.

- Electrophonic instruments, i.e. musical instruments that produce sounds by electronic signals or pulses, such as the electones and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

13 comments:

Virginia said...

What a joyful image!!! I feel his spirit and enthusiasm and his smile is contagious. Bravo Eki!
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dina said...

The music man's joy is contagious, even if we here can't hear his music.
Thanks for all the new words.

Catherine said...

There 're so many streets artists in Bandung!
At least , are they good at playing music? Or just they just amateurs?

babooshka said...

The round up text was so in depth. I love his whole shaking body in mirth in this image. This kind of photography is your best.

nobu said...

He has nice expression.
I think all the crowed enjoy it.

Layrayski said...

Very nice! I enjoyed this. I can almost hear him laugh =)

ramblingwoods said...

That took me back to a course that I took in college..but I didn't have the happy look on my face sitting in class as your music man does...

Mahmud Yussop said...

He enjoys what he's doing obviously.

uncleawang said...

It's fun & joyful.Indonesian are talented musician & singers which are very popular here.

the donG said...

nicely captured. i like the timing of this shot.

Share my point of view... said...

That sight is very rare in Melaka. I appreciate your street entry. ;)

Livio said...

Wonderful photo of the street performers. I can hear their sound.

Laurie said...

This is my favorite of all your beautiful street shots. You manage to capture such happiness in your photography. I love this so much.