Talking Drums

Talking Drums

Bill and Mary Buchen are a musician and artist team who design public art installations and interactive sound sculptures. Together, they own and operate Sonic Architecture. Talking Drums consists of three drums, the quinto, tumba, and conga and together comprise a classic Afro-Cuban drum ensemble. 

Bill and Mary Buchen. Talking Drums, 2003. Stainless steel, 34.25 x 45 x 30 inches. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Bill and Mary Buchen.