Swiss Chris

Swiss Chris Drummer/ Percussionist/ Reverse Production Specialist/ Music Director/ Producer/ Educator/ Human Rights Activist Swisschris777 LLC/ S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz)
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02/24/2020
Swiss Army Triplets - Basic Rudiments

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUDIMENTS
Definition: “Rudiments” comes from the Latin word “rudis,” which was a wooden practice sword used by gladiators. Rudiments are some of the basic building blocks or patterns used in drumming vocabulary and can be combined in a great variety of ways.
Tip: Most of the stickings on the duplet and triplet matrices are also rudiments.
When I was in the fifth grade, as a part of a history lesson presentation, I chose to do a report on the history of my first love: the field drum. Here is a brief history, starting in my homeland of Switzerland:
On a hot summer day on July 9, 1386, at the Battle of Sempach, Luzern, the Swiss troops were successfully defending themselves from the “Habsburger” (The Austrian/German Empire). They increasingly used drums and fifes to signal the troops in battle. Their drums and fifes signaling system spread throughout Europe, since the Swiss troops were deployed as mercenaries in Western Europe.
The first rudimental publication, Orchesographie, came from Dijon, France, by Thoinot Arbeau in 1588. The publication included Swiss rudiments. Also, the first written rudiments go back to the beginning of the 1600s in Basel, Switzerland. I can prove that, as a student of Jakob Otter from the Tambourenverein Laupersdorf-Thal, sources are always mentioning the importance of the Swiss Basler trommeln. We studied and always honored the Basler trommeln (probably the highest level of all). The birthplace of rudimental drumming is said to be France since, in the 17th and 18th centuries, pro drummers became part of the King’s honor guard. During the rule of Napoleon I, the craft was perfected. The march, “Le Rigodon,” and its different interpretations in the 18th century,
is still one of the cornerstones of modern rudimental drumming. But let’s not forget Scottish pipe drumming and American drumming. (I also think that the Americans are always taking it to the next level.)
America’s first published basic rudiments came via Baron Friedrich von Steuben. Outlining drum signals for the revolutionary troops, his book Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States was published in 1779. Although they were not exactly rudiments, the development was clear.
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Known as the Father of Rudimental Drumming, Charles Stewart Ashworth is said to have originated the concept of rudiments. His 1812 book probably has the longest title of any drum publication ever: A New, Useful and Complete System of Drum Beating Including the Reveille, Troop, Retreat, Officer’s Calls, Signals, Salutes and the Whole of the Camp Duty as Practiced at Head Quarters, Washington City; Intended Particularly for the United States Army and Navy... Wow... what a title.
Here are some of my favorite books connecting rudiments to drum set playing and applications. This list is by no means complete—these are some classic titles that are also personal favorites that help delineate some of the modern trends of rudimental development:
1935 1938 1941 1942 1983 1996 1997 1998 2000
Stick Control
(George Lawrence Stone)
Gene Krupa Drum Method
(Gene Krupa)
Modern Rudimental Swing Solos for the Advanced Drummer
(Charley Wilcoxon)
Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments
(Buddy Rich and Henry Adler)
Master Studies
(Joe Morello)
It’s Your Move
(Dom Famularo w/Joe Bergamini)
The Drummer’s Complete Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson
(Alan Dawson/John Ramsay)
The Complete Drumset Rudiments
(Peter Magadini)
Rudimental Logic
(Bill Bachman)

02/10/2020
Loud Silence

New song "BLOOMING" is taken from Loud Silence II
Swiss Chris - Drums
Christian McBride - Bass
Denis Orynbekov - Vocal, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Composer
#FelaDavis - Producer, Engineer
Available on Bandcamp:
https://loudsilence2.bandcamp.com/track/blooming

New song "BLOOMING" is taken from Loud Silence II

Swiss Chris - Drums
Christian McBride - Bass
Denis Orynbekov - Vocal, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Composer
#FelaDavis - Producer, Engineer

Available on Bandcamp:
https://loudsilence2.bandcamp.com/track/blooming

Art by Vorundor Do'Urden

Special thanks to:
LEWITT
KLOTZ AIS
Big Joe Stomp Box Company
Focusrite
Wireworld Cable Technology
Kali Audio
Acustica Audio
Fender
Takamine Guitars

#pop #electronic #newyork #music

02/10/2020
Loud Silence

Check this out

New song "BLOOMING" is taken from Loud Silence II

Swiss Chris - Drums
Christian McBride - Bass
Denis Orynbekov - Vocal, Producer, Mixer, Guitar, Composer
#FelaDavis - Producer, Engineer

Available on Bandcamp:
https://loudsilence2.bandcamp.com/track/blooming

Art by Vorundor Do'Urden

Special thanks to:
LEWITT
KLOTZ AIS
Big Joe Stomp Box Company
Focusrite
Wireworld Cable Technology
Kali Audio
Acustica Audio
Fender
Takamine Guitars

#pop #electronic #newyork #music

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02/10/2020

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{One Night Only!!!} Actor/Writer/Emcee Malik Work bares his soul and shares a piece of his story as well as NYC history....
02/10/2020

{One Night Only!!!} Actor/Writer/Emcee Malik Work bares his soul and shares a piece of his story as well as NYC history. This particular story is a sneak peak into the world of hip hop, jazz and nightlife in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, early millennium.
Through laughter and tears, "Verses At Work" inspires and educates. It seamlessly intertwines verse, video, live music, musical theater, hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and conventional monologue in a captivating, vibrant and energetic production. This iteration of the show promises to be especially poignant.
"Verses at Work" has had a few iterations. It has been adapted into an award winning film; Work earned a nomination for best solo performance in the original staged production at Theater for the New City, the show was also featured at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda South Africa, and Work recently performed a version in tribute to Homers Odyssey at Park Avenue Armory. However, this will be the first immersive version with live instruments and guest artists. This time it will also be performed in Nublu, the very club where so much of the narrative of the show takes place.
All this is just in time for Black History Month and Valentines Day weekend. Mr. Work's penchant for the truly epic knows no boundaries, and he has raised the stakes once again. South African press called him "the griot from New York, Shakespeare of the streets."
Come find out why in this fiercely original piece of hip hop theater, performed by a visionary theater artist.

!!!ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

VERSES AT WORK: NUBLU

Written and performed by Malik Work
Directed by: Vernice Miller
Featuring: Roela LaMaeCaparas (dance); Swiss Chris (drums, percussion, samples), Aaron Halevy (vocals, accordion), Quincy Valentine (arrangements, keys), Ayanna Williams (vocals), Jazmin Yvonne (vocals) and DJ Gred Caz (turntables/selections), and more!

Co-Produced by Talking Arts and The Real Live Show

02/10/2020

{One Night Only!!!} Actor/Writer/Emcee Malik Work bares his soul and shares a piece of his story as well as NYC history. This particular story is a sneak peak into the world of hip hop, jazz and nightlife in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, early millennium.
Through laughter and tears, "Verses At Work" inspires and educates. It seamlessly intertwines verse, video, live music, musical theater, hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and conventional monologue in a captivating, vibrant and energetic production. This iteration of the show promises to be especially poignant.
"Verses at Work" has had a few iterations. It has been adapted into an award winning film; Work earned a nomination for best solo performance in the original staged production at Theater for the New City, the show was also featured at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda South Africa, and Work recently performed a version in tribute to Homers Odyssey at Park Avenue Armory. However, this will be the first immersive version with live instruments and guest artists. This time it will also be performed in Nublu, the very club where so much of the narrative of the show takes place.
All this is just in time for Black History Month and Valentines Day weekend. Mr. Work's penchant for the truly epic knows no boundaries, and he has raised the stakes once again. South African press called him "the griot from New York, Shakespeare of the streets."
Come find out why in this fiercely original piece of hip hop theater, performed by a visionary theater artist.

!!!ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!

VERSES AT WORK: NUBLU

Written and performed by Malik Work
Directed by: Vernice Miller
Featuring: Roela LaMaeCaparas (dance); Swiss Chris (drums, percussion, samples), Aaron Halevy (vocals, accordion), Quincy Valentine (arrangements, keys), Ayanna Williams (vocals), Jazmin Yvonne (vocals) and DJ Gred Caz (turntables/selections), and more!

Co-Produced by Talking Arts and The Real Live Show

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This coming Tuesday in NYC @ Nublu 151 with some amazing musicians lead by the great Jay Rodriguez
04/14/2019

This coming Tuesday in NYC @ Nublu 151 with some amazing musicians lead by the great Jay Rodriguez

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the last Thursday of the month in Flatbhush The Juicy Box
03/25/2018

the last Thursday of the month in Flatbhush The Juicy Box

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03/25/2018

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Big up to my FB Family - give thanks for supporting me - I am back and ready to build- Happy a Happy New Babylon Year-Fu...
01/30/2018
Swiss Chris

Big up to my FB Family - give thanks for supporting me - I am back and ready to build- Happy a Happy New Babylon Year-
F**k what you heard- Act like You Know

Drummer/ Percussionist/ Reverse Production Specialist/
Music Director/ Producer/ Educator/ Human Rights Activist
Swisschris777 LLC/ S.W.I.S.S. (Saving With Instruments, Samples and Soundz)

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08/14/2017
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Afro Yaqui last night at the Brooklyn Commons!

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Swiss Chris has an extreme amount of talents from drumming to music directing - I tell all my students about his immense talent ....
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Inviting you june 30th Clements Place( A Jazz series) from 7-10pm at 15 washington st newark nj. 2blks off broad street exit...benito gonzales, frank lacy,suprise guest, taylor moore john lee, sweet lee odom and whitney marchelle. This event is free and so is the wine. Hope to see you there!!!