The empty spaces of an ambiguous building open up to reveal a group of aspiring musicians as they play together, alone.
Filmed within a Music school, Drum Room focuses on the contradictory aspects of a regimented training environment which promotes an art form (Rock music) whose ethos is most often identified with individualism and rebellion. The video frames the 'inner world' of the performers and their embodied experience, against a contrasting outer-reality.
With a playful approach to the framing and editing of sound and image, the on-lookers' perception of music and its performance shifts between contrasting worlds, as the sense of individual identity and individual experience is set against that of the group.
Producer: Miranda Pennell / Tracy Bass
Camera: Patrick Duval
Editor: John Smith