Taking Solos


"The invitation to partake in a solo drum performance takes on the implicit hierarchical and patriarchal overtones in the very nature of its compositional structure within Western musical traditions. But when set against a natural backdrop, the drums become antithetical within the context of non-anthropocentric music, which for Hamilton includes the waterfall, frogs mating, or the vibrations spiders use to spin their silk."

- Grace Kook-Anderson, from the catalogue Standard Candles, Portland Museum of Art (2017).