“First Beat” orchestrated by Mindy Abovitz & Tom Tom Magazine. Commissioned by Perez Art Museum Miami in December 2013.
“First Beat,” was a special drum performance that took place throughout the Perez Art Museum Miami. Each hour, on the hour, 15 female drummers (from Miami and New York City) filled PAMM with beats that were intended to be performed exclusively by men, but were re-written to be performed by everyone! Visitors were invited to create their own percussion instruments and join in the fun! The commissioned performance is composed by Mindy Abovitz, founder and publisher of Tom Tom Magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers.