Petter Berndalen has turned the accepted conditions and past norms of drum playing up-side-down. He is fascinated by the melodic function of solo fiddle performers of Swedish folk music, and this forms the basis for his playing. His goal is not to play something that fits in with folk music, but rather to play something that undoubtedly IS folk music. He achieves this by studying solo fiddle players and applying every minute detail to his percussion playing.
Melody on Drums 1 is a digital release and contains five tracks from the traditions Petter has looked deeper into. Music from Bingsjö and Orsa in Dalarna and music from the Jernberg family in Gästrikland.
Petter Berndalen, Percussion