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TEDxUSC - Peter Erskine - The Role of Rhythm in Popular Music

Erskine has played the drums since the age of 4 and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. Instrumental in the establishment of the pioneering Roland Drumlab at USC, Erskine sets a historical overview of the drums at TEDxUSC 2010. Demonstrating the role of rhythm in popular music and discussing the value of the spaces between notes as well as communication through percussion. Erskine was joined on stage by several students to give the attendees a peek into the future of drumming. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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