Spring Pan Kit

The Spring Pan Kit (SPK) combines the spring dulcimer with a modified pan drum and steel kick drum. The pan drum is placed inside a steel case, which can be struck with a stick along with the pan drum making it into a kind of snare pan. The result is a mechanical industrial sounding drum kit that combines melody with percussion.

The idea of an industrial drum kit was something that I had wondered about for some years. I was always fascinated by the rhythmic qualities of factory sounds and their musical potential. I liked what early industrial noise bands were trying to do using found percussion, scrap metal and pipes and so forth. As a drummer, however, I felt compelled to take a more methodical approach.