This video depicts the first version of a pneumatic drum kit that I designed and fabricated for use within my “Bull and Wounded Horse” performance piece. As with most of my work, I also see these drums as sculptural objects. So while the drums find a use on stage, they are also intended to create music for the rest of the objects within the gallery setting. In the performance piece there are actually three drum kits, a robotic drum kit stage left and stage right, and a human drummer in the middle. In composing the music for Bull and Wounded Horse, I established a few moments within the performance where the robotic drum kit would establish a two measure beat then drop it. The human drummer, would then seamlessly pick up the same beat for two measures and drop it. The robotic drum kit would then pickup the beat for two measures. This robot / human / robot rhythmic sequence would establish a looping bed over which the rest of the band would vamp.