MegaDrums is a global music project, combining the artistry
of some of the finest musicians of our time.
Founded by Reinhard Flatischler in 1986,
MegaDrums soon became an important innovator
in world percussion music.
MegaDrums – for over 22 years this name has been synonymous with an exceptional musical experience for both listeners and performers. Reinhard Flatischler’s music allows room for improvisation beyond the defined structural lines of composition. Shifting from predetermination to spontaneity is an important characteristic of the MegaDrums concept, giving the project both musical constancy and a wealth of innovation; allowing the space for each musician to introduce their own personality.
These criteria are so demanding that only the best musicians are able to fulfill them; the complex combination of musical architecture and creative freedom, combined with the challenge to release oneself of previous musical experiences to allow the start of a new musical journey. The result is a kind of music that is unmistakable in its character, and the reason that MegaDrums is a forum for master drummers.
Musicians and Groups
REINHARD FLATISCHLER (Austria)
AIRTO MOREIRA (Brasil/USA)
Drumset, Percussion, Vocals
ZAKIR HUSSAIN (India/USA)
MILTON CARDONA (Puerto Rico)
Bata and Conga
LEONARD ETO (Japan)
Oke-Taiko, Shime-Taiko, O-Taiko
GLEN VELEZ (USA)
Frame drum, Percussion, Vocals
STEPHEN KENT (USA)
WOLFGANG PUSCHNIG (Austria)
Alto Saxophon, Flute, Ken
Singer and marimba player
The world-famous Korean Drum group
Samul nori has its roots in Pungmul nori (literally “Korean traditional percussion instruments playing”), a Korean folk genre comprising music, acrobatics, folk dance, and rituals, which was traditionally performed in rice farming villages in order to ensure and to celebrate good harvests. Since Korea’s people were, until modern times, 90% plus in farm-related work, this music defined Korean folk music or the popular music and rhymes of Korea.
A traditional Balinese Bamboo Gamelan Group
Jegog is a type of Balinese music using fourteen giant bamboo xylophones. Jegog music is indigenous to Bali’s western region of Jembrana, in particular a number of villages around the Jembrana capital city, Negara.
PANDIT ARJUN SHEJWAL
One of the most outstanding pakhawaj masters of all times
MegaDrums . 2000
THE WORLD IS FULL OF RHYTHMS
MegaDrums . 1999
LAYERS OF TIME
MegaDrums . 1995
MegaDrums . 1993
MegaDrums . 1990
Leonard Eto, (member of the group “Kodo,” taiko), Japan; Milton Cardona (congas, bata), US; Aja Addy (dondo), Ghana; Reinhard Flatischler (buk, gongs, tabla), Austria; Wolfgang Puschnig (saxophone, flute), Austria; the Megadrums Percussion Ensemble.
MegaDrums . 1987
MegaDrums . 1986
Pandit Arjun Shejwal (pakhawaj), India; Dudu Tucci (congas), Brazil; Reinhard Flatischler (changgo, tabla), Austria; Wolfgang Puschnig (saxophone, flute), Austria; The Megadrums Percussion Ensemble.