"Urgency!" A series of new recordings performed and developed in solidarity with communities and ecosystems facing upheaval due to climate change, and in support of the international climate research community. Vol. 3 due in early September! To find out more visit HERE. Scroll down this page to hear/purchase recent releases.
"Urgency! (Vol.1) Drum Chants for Kiribati and the Marshall Islands". A collection of solo drumming chants by Simon Barker. To see videos of these performances or to find out more, please visit the Urgency page
New Release! "Urgency! (Vol.2) "New Rivers". A collection of solo drumest meditations by SImon Barker.
"Barker once again rebooting conceptions of how solo drumset music sounds" (SMH)
New Release! "Kaihyogo" by Showa 44. Featuring Carl Dewhurst guitar running), and SImon Barker (cymbals, running, bass cymbal)
Simon Barker "On Running". Featuring Simon Barker (drums/bass), Phil Slater (trumpet), and Carl Dewhurst (guitar)
Trace Sphere "Gathering Rains". Bae il Dong (pansori), Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Riley Lee (shakuhachi), Matt McMahon (piano), and Phil Slater (trumpet), Simon Barker (drums)
Simon Barker "Driftwood". Solo drumset improvisations inspired by friendships, mentors, and musical experiences I've been fortunate to have in Korea
Urgency! Drum Chant for Kiribati