Posted in music on September 12, 2007
Viva Radio presents an exclusive online video companion to the Boredoms 77 Boadrum legacy drum event. On July 7th, 2007, devoted participants and fans gathered at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood to experience an ensemble of 77 drummers performing as “one giant instrument” under the direction of Japanese music legends the Boredoms.Press release continued below....
A compilation of video interviews with participating drummers and extended documentation from this once in a lifetime performance, Viva Radio’s 77 Boadrum website also includes a rare interview with Boredoms leader Yamantaka Eye. Interviews were conducted throughout the morning and early afternoon prior to the staging of the event. Each interview, in which drummers were asked to answer one question in seven seconds, reveals unique and personal reflections in anticipation of the performance.
Event organizers estimated that over 11,000 people RSVP’d to attend, many turned away due to capacity restrictions. Viva Radio’s 77 Boadrum website is an ideal reference for those that experienced the event up close, those that could not be admitted, and Boredoms fans worldwide.
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