Watch: D'Drum and The DSO Perform Stewart Copeland's "Gamelan D'Drum" at the Meyerson
Stewart Copeland and D'Drum
Back in early February, you may recall, Police drummer Stewart Copeland came to Dallas to deliver something of a treat: the live debut of his Dallas Symphony Orchestra-commissioned drum concerto, "Gamelan D'Drum." And boy was it a treat: Our own Darryl Smyers called the performance, all of which was centered around the use of a Balinese drum called the gamelan, a "fascinating night of unconventional music."
Too bad that, aside from those who'd attended the show and those who'd listened live on classical station WRR-101.1 FM, it hasn't really been an easy composition to track down. Until now, though, as just a few moments ago Copeland posted a clip of the performance to YouTube.
Well, OK, in part: In total, "Gamelan D'Drum" is a three-part, 35-minute composition; the well-edited clip posted, meanwhile, clocks in at just over four minutes. Still, it's a nice representation of the kind of stuff Copeland composed and that D'Drum performed on this night. Give 'er a watch after the jump.