Sound is an auditory impression that we create or experience through our sense of hearing. It is a reaction caused by the ripple effect of a pulse, vibrating and resonating through solid matter and time. Below you will experience a snippet of the sounds featured in our latest release “The Sound Issue.”
What do you call that feeling when your visual perception is colored by tones, rhythms and aural frequencies?
Thalma de Freitas
In the performance Whip It Good, Jeannette Ehlers a Copenhagen-based artist whips a white canvas with crushed charcoal. The audience is then invited to participate. This offers everyone the opportunity to form bodily experience of whipping and, in turn, reflect on the atrocities of history and on coloniality.
Angela Wellman is a trombonist, scholar, activist, a third-generation musician and educator. Angela has performed with musical greats like the McCoy Tyner Big Band & Slide Hampton. After knowing each other for years we finally got a chance to talk about her legacy and her role as an educator. Read full story.
Our cover story, written by Mani Draper, is on Thomas Pridgen. A Grammy award-winning drummer best known for his collaboration with The Mars Volta. Thomas is easily recognized as one of "the best drummers in the world" and he's straight from the Bay Area. Take a look and witness the “Supreme Punk.”
ARMAND HAMMER is a New York based hip-hop duo consisting of MC-producer ELUCID and enigmatic rapper billy woods. Greeted with a wave of critical acclaim, check out the track Vindaloo from their most recent album Paraffin.
Visit Bandcamp.com/UmberMag to check out our collection of the artists featured in this issue and to buy music directly from them.