Unique design Gathering of Drummers just entered its 11. year. At an undisclosed location in the Jizera Mountains said election called on musicians “God drummer”. To, what they whispered, musicians translates into a unique drum show, who visits 12 cities. One of the actors Gathering will David Koller.
David, Do you have any drum patterns?
I, that I started playing drums after, I saw Buddy Rich concert, It was probably the first impulse. For an entire generation was the greatest drummer John Bonham God. No a taky Stewart Copeland, Police pulled the wheelbarrow as released on the hill. By the way, before the Police was issued in several best punk drummer. As a kid I loved Ringo Starr. And I was like most Czech Vlado Čech and George Hrubeš. Today I most “Urvan” z Leona “N’Dugu” Chanclera – that his timing is for me the most.
How to remember their participation at the Gathering of Drummers five years ago?
I remember a concert in Pilsen, where a few people started to move my concert in a totally got trance, and I envied them and be happy. This is exactly, why people should play drums or dance to it.
How many tools with you povezeš? You're going to play the guitar or sing?
I take a new drum sampler from Roland SPD, asi vezmu taky Wavedrum percussion od Korga, Guitar devítistrunku – so i sing about, tamtam from Zildjian big and small drum kit. Now I have a beautiful maple Sonora SQ, wonderful sound.
Are you looking forward to your drum teammates and other musicians?
Milos Vacík actually know already from last millennium, where we played one time in Prague selection, I wonder, where the Latin has developed its Czech and hope, that does not kill me torrent of salsa (laughter). Guitarist Zdenek Bina called me, že bere i basu, So together we have not played, but we know from our concerts. Come and be with Pavel Fajt we meet often, he also played with us in MeetFactory, I like his recordings in churches.
Gathering is a harbinger of several preparation for an undisclosed location in the Jizera Mountains. As the session proceeds?
It begins, as always circumcised new and old members undercut. This introductory session will end, then comes the ritual of initiation into the drummer “Torture Innocents”, penultimate part is the desecration of the sanctuary drummer, where it comes to play snare fastest and first defloration membrane to snare, and then just impious fun. (laughter)
Are you looking forward to the nomadic life – two weeks on the road with such a great bunch of?
Worst, what man can meet, is a group of drummers on the go. (laughter). One that likes to four, the second is an intellectual, what goes in lichejch modes, Third, ashamed of his roots, so says, that is most jazz, pátej can not count to two, this is me, soloist (laughter), and six thinks, that when you exercise your brain completely vygumoval, so that is the smartest. No a tihle hoši, when vožerou, so it really flies. I would not want it in the pub provoke. They are usually quick hands. I look forward.
Text: Romek Hanzlík, photo: archives
The Gathering of Drummers Concert Series presents the rhythmic style of the planets. Will visit 12 cities. Drum all stars team consists of: David Koller, Pavel Fajt, Miloš Vacík, Ephraim Goldin, Tomáš Reindl, Pavel Koudelka and guitarist Zdeněk Bína.
22.10. Smržovka – Park Hotel
24.10. Trutnov – Places
25.10. Brno – Metro Music Bar
26.10. Šumperk – DK
27.10. Hungarian Fort – Star
28.10. Rožnov pod – TKA
29.10. Jihlava – Drink
30.10. Bratislava – MMC
31.10. Louny – Vrchlický Theatre
1.11. Prague – Lucerna Music Bar
2.11. Nový Bor – Cinema City
3.11. Čáslav – Nitrogen Theatre
[Taken from ireport.cz – http://www.ireport.cz/rozhovory/15790-david-koller-interview-slet-bubeniku-dostava-lidi-do-transu-.html ]