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Jon Sterckx
Artist
United Kingdom
Influences: India , African , Middle Eastern
Genres: world fusion, world music, indian music, tabla, percussion, sitar and tabla, drumscapes, live looping
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Photo by: Jon Sterckx
About: Jon Sterckx @ TEDxBrum 2016
Photo by: Jon Sterckx
About: Jon Sterckx @ TEDxBrum 2016
Photo by: Jon Sterckx
About: Jon Sterckx @ TEDxBrum 2016
Photo by: Jon Sterckx
About: Drumscapes - Pulse Festival 2013
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About: jon Sterckx @ Beat Herder Festival 2016
ABOUT
Jon Sterckx is a versatile & innovative percussionist with over 25 years experience of working with world percussion.

Inhis solo live sampling performances,Drumscapes, Jon skilfully brings percussion from across the globe together with 21st century technology in a unique blend of rhythmic soundscapes, bouncy world rhythms & high energy drumming.

All instruments are played, sampled, mixed & processed live on stage in a synthesis of traditional musicianship and live electronics.A unique blend of rhythmic soundscapes, bouncy world rhythms & high energy drumming.

As well as performing at venues, festivals, melas and cultural events across the UK, Jon's Drumscapes performances have been profiled and featured by major music software company Ableton and have also been included in the global conference foundation, TED, with a performance at TEDxWarwick in 2012 & at TEDxBrum in 2016.

Jon has performed Drumscapes at Melas, Festivals, Venues & Cultural events across the UK.

“Few percussionists, no matter how skilled, can captivate and keep an eager festival audience with a solo performance but Jon Sterckx’s stunning Drumscapes are a masterclass in control and rhythm that hook the audiences from the first beats and carry them through to an invariably ecstatic climax.Centred on the tabla, darabuka and riq (a Middle Eastern tambourine) Jon combines beats and rhythms from across the globe with cutting edge sampling and innovative vocal sculpting, building layered soundscapes that mix the experimental with the traditional and creating a uniquely intoxicating, exhilarating and, many say, trance inducing performance quite unlike any other.” Musicport Festival 2015.

"Jon provides a unique journey through all quarters of the world built around his inter-continental range of drums: tablas, riq, darabuka, vocal percussion, and much more! He is the creator of magnificent soundscapes that will transport you into an unmissable musical nirvana!" - DJ Ritu - DJ, radio presenter, world music pioneer.

Jon is also the tabla player with Samswara sitar & tabla duo.

Samswara have been performing Indian music together since 2001 and have developed a strong performance rapport between them.

Samswara were selected performers at the National Celebration of British Asian Live Arts in 2008, and were voted ‘Best Group in South West & South Wales’ in the MTM South Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards 2014.

Samswara’s highly engaging and dynamic performances range from slow, meditative, melodies through to fast and highly detailed exciting rhythmical interplay.

Jon is based in Stroud, UK.

More Jon Sterckx & Samswara info, music, videos etc:www.jonsterckx.co.uk

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