Monday, July 20, 2009

19th Century Norwegian Drum Bears Striking Resemblance to the Work of the Brown Family

Kjell Tore Innervik
An old military drum from the 19 century.

Probably used in "Drangedal" western Telemark, Norway. The drum was bought at an auction in Skien in 2002. The owner was living on a farm in Drangedal in Telemark, Norway. No more history was possible to get.

It was restored in 2003 by Ingvald and Kjell Tore Innervik. New hoops, "ears" and dear skin from the western part of Norway shot by Dr Stene from Fredrikstad made the drum sound again. The string is the original horse tail.

The drum is probably British. I saw a similar drum in B├╝chler trommelbau in Basel, and they had bought it from a museum which operated with a dating from around 1780. A similar drum is also at the Castle of London.

These three really heavy sticks came with the drum.

In the collaboration with Hans Olav Gorset he uses the Copperman flute, and I the Cooperman 21P Connecticut drummer.

A hollow tree from Narvik, Norway made by my father Ingvald Innervik with pig skin has been made as well, for performing this kind of music.

kjell tore innervik 2008

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