Francesco della Rovere
March 3, 2011 11:25 AM
Pope Sixtus IV
posted by askmeaboutLOOM (2 comments total)
was another notorious practitioner of nepotism. A member of the Franciscan Order of Friars
, he was responsible for the commissioning of the Sistine Chapel, and authorized an Inquisition targeting converted (Jewish) Christians in Spain, at the request of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. He was largely responsible for endorsing the burgeoning artistic movements leading to the Italian Renaissance
, but also renewed the crusade against the Turks
and reinforced the slavery policy.
This is what reulted, after the proof of concept that was Felix II
. There are five takes of Roto-Toms, each with a different stick/hitting/resonating impliment: Tympani Mallets, Wire Brushes, Broomsticks (bundles of broom-corn bristles), drumsticks on the frame/stand, and violin bow on the frame of one of the toms. It seems to quickly transition between tight polyphony and soup, with each stick type taking the lead at different times. Stereo separation was accomplished entirely by mic placement.
There was originally supposed to be video, but it turned out to be of questionable quality, at best. As in Felix II, for the mallets, brushes, and broomsticks, Tommy was rotating/retuning the Roto-toms on the fly, while I was noisemaking, so this can be seen either as a quintet or an octet, with only two people
Timbill Corder (me) - Toms x3, frame x2
Tommy Schrurich - Roto x3