R/A is the collaborative sound project featuring Ryan W. Ruehlen and Adán De La Garza. Their primary source of interest lies in the format of the drum set through sonic research. The drum becomes a carrier of constructed and manipulated sounds that connect and dissect between the two artist's playing. Organized around performance, R/A incorporates percussion, found sound, digital sampling, and constructed noise.  

R/A views the drumset as an open-ended inquiry. These inquiries include varying versions and situations that become both acoustic musical instruments and the transmitting intermediaries of audio feedback.

 

Drum Set Situations

Live Performances