Rhythms In Crescendo (The Stockholm Syndrome), 2016PaintingAcrylic on cardstock paper39 x 27 in (99,1 x 68,6 cm)Physical artwork
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Although percussion instruments are among the oldest ones, the origin of the drum set dates to the end of the XIX century, when elements that until then had been played independently were unified. However, it was not until the second decade of the XX century that it became popular, when band leaders would hire less musicians in the face of the post-First World War financial crisis. Combining several instruments in the hands of one musician paved the way to new rhythmic possibilities that coincided with the rise of swing and jazz and thus considerably expanded the century’s musical soundscape. The Stockholm Syndrome, on the other hand, is a concept that was coined by the media in 1973 when, after being released, the four persons that had been taken hostage during a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, defended their captors and would not agree to testify against them.