Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby
In last week’s Echo Jason van Tol poses the question as to what is the threat posed by the drumming circle? Thanks for asking Jason – I can only speak for myself, but I’m a very quiet person, live in a very quiet place by choice, and object strongly to having to listen to other people’s noise/music when I’m at home.
The problem with drums is that, unless they are struck very gently, the sound they make travels for quite a distance, under the right conditions – more than a kilometre.
The sound of a drum has quite a different beat to the beat of my heart and my preferred rhythm.
Why should I be subjected to someone else’s noise/music in the privacy of my own home? It’s more than annoying,
it’s actually distressing. Do I have to turn on the radio to drown out the sound?
That doesn’t seem fair.
And if I’m this sensitive, how much must it affect the ground dwelling [nocturnal] animals who are trying to rest while you play? It’s a matter of consideration for others Jason.
What’s good and enjoyable for you and your friends may be quite distressing for many others. I hope this helps you understand.
Either drum inside, where the sound can be completely blocked, or find a venue where no-one will be affected by your choice of enjoyment.
And I don’t mean the forest – there are many beings living in the forest.