Timbral Difference Between Reich's Ensemble In Drumming

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However, a chief timbral difference between Reich's ensemble in Drumming and the Ewe drumming ensemble is the absence of a deep bass reverberation. An outstanding omission of bass is a crucial function or role in Drumming comparable to that of the master drummer who controls the dramatic impact of the entire performance in Ewe drumming ensemble. Thus, Steve transplanted the Ewe ensemble by omitting the dramatic function of the master drummer in Drumming.
In Drumming, the process of rhythmic construction and reduction that appears at transitional moments in the piece is very analogous to the process of that Steve was transcribing Ewe music. When he was in Gana, he could write down with certainty the relationship between any given drum and the
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