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Jens Zygar

Jens Zygar - born in Moers on the Lower Rhine as a cheerful Rhenish soul, grew up in the jungle of Liberia (West Africa) and finally ending in Hamburg, the gateway to the world – has loved and lived rhythm from the very beginning.

In 1984, the Klanghaus in Hamburg arose from a professional interest in the holistic aspects of sound and rhythmic effects. An independent, creative research institute, it was exclusively concerned with innovative and alternative vibration effects. The focus at the time was on gongs and drums as the two complimentary sides of a newly emerging 'Klangmusik' (soundscapes and ambient music). Today, more than 30 years later, it has made a name for itself as an alternative music genre and is played by many people all over the world.

Jens Zygar is a globally active musician, seminar leader, impulse generator and trainer in integral sound work dealing with the content of audionics, the science of sound.

The Trommelpower brand was coined in the mid 1990s by Jens Zygar, Hamburg gong musician and vibration researcher and refers to an intuitive, interactive style of drumming "from the gut".

Trommelpower' is principally aimed at those people who believe that, for whatever reason, they are unmusical and have no rhythm and are therefore unable to play an instrument. Contact with the instrument, the sound and the rhythm is established by means of awareness exercises. This makes it possible for everybody to learn the basics of beautiful drumming within the space of a few minutes – and many years of experience can confirm this!

Trommelpower

is an effective teaching method that gives every participant a beautiful, mutual and intuitive rhythmic experience, regardless of the individual level of expertise. In fact, absolute beginners can sit next to professionals in 'Trommelpower' and both can play and experience a mutual and satisfying rhythm. 'Trommelpower' is therefore a key discipline and technique in the integral sound work developed by Jens Zygar using a modern, holistic approach that transcends cultures, genres and traditions with vibrations and rhythms.

An advanced component of 'Trommelpower' is in synchronising playing speeds with the rhythm of nature, reflecting the rhythm the planets and the moon play as the greatest metronomes of human life. All vibrations are thus able to unite to create a great harmonious sound with very different aspects and qualities – and even if we sometimes focus our attention on the one or other rhythmic quality, ultimately everything is a great, powerful pulsating entity.

More details:

www.jenszygar.de

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