‘Inside the Bucket’
To start the busker series I went to downtown Portland on January 1st, 2011 with my recorder and camera to find the sounds of New Year’s Day. I was surprised by the lack of noise, only finding a single musician performing. Normally, during the week, there are half a dozen or more performers near Pioneer Square. However, I didn’t walk away without some interesting recordings from the performer, Trevor, I did encounter.
What you will hear from the players above are two different “tracks” or rhythms that Trevor performed while I recorded. What is interesting is how each track evolves over time, very similar to a drum circle, but instead there is one pair of hands setting the pace.