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Join EP/64 mainstay Dan Johnson as he hosts the debut of the exciting new percussion workshop series, ‘Ecstatic Drum Beats’. 

EDB combines elements of traditional ritual and trance drumming practices with modern approaches to movement, composition and improvisation.

EDB aims to connect, share, challenge, and liberate.

EDB aims to enrich the individual, the music, and the community – thus, the universe.

Ecstatic Drum Beats are for all.

No prior experience or rhythmic knowledge is necessary.


Run by Dan Johnson.

A staple of Bristol’s experimental music community and an expressionist solo drummer, Dan is known for his unique energy and rhythmical approach regardless of the musical context. In addition to teaching Drums, Dan works as a freelance educator across a range of disciplines including: Improvisation, Deep Listening, Creative Development, Composition and Performance. He is co-author and co-facilitator of the ‘Musical Responses & Collaborative Experiments’ Module at BIMM Bristol and has delivered papers and led workshops on the subject at Higher Education conferences throughout the UK. Dan’s past & present musical collaborators include: EP/64, Run Logan Run, Tina Hitchens, Ossia and Yama Warashi.

Click here to check out the other fantastic workshops and the EP 64 Final.


The EP/64 # 64 workshop programme is supported by the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) and Arts Council England.

WEVAA is a consortium partnership of nine organisations co-lead by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West and including the Brunswick Club, Bath Spa School of Art, Bristol City Council, Creative Youth Network, Culture Weston, North Somerset Council and UWE Bristol.

This alliance is delivering a 3-year programme of activity with the aim of supporting visual arts progression in the region, with the collective vision for the visual arts community in Bristol and the West of England to become more progressive, sustainable and inclusive by 2024.

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