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United States - Washington

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SoundMoments™ duo
Robert Bornn and Laura Worth

Robert and Laura began performing and recording as SoundMoments duo in Puget Sound in 2004 (alto recorder, vocals, Xylimba, kalimba, African drums, and piano). This album shares eleven private moments from our story, creating evocative music to honor love with original improvisational, instrumental and vocal duets.

Robert Bornn

Robert Bornn is featured playing Xylimba, kalimba, ngoma, djembe, and djun-djun on the album, Love Is …

Robert first learned hand drumming in the 50s on the subways and streets of New York City. He was later influenced by the West Coast Congolese and West-African master drummers and instrumentalists he played with. Creating original percussion music for more than five decades, he also founded DIAJ (Drummers in a Jam) for San Francisco Bay Area drummers and dancers in the early 90s.

Robert wrote, directed, produced and performed in Sweet California (1997), an African-inspired performance of original and traditional music and dance, including his original ballet, California Suite (1997); and The World Is You (2001), an original World Beat music and dance performance. He was the founding director of DIAJ performing group and producer of the DIAJ CD, Pangaea: Old World, New Visions (1998), also featuring Laura and the late Ma Boukaka, Congolese American entertainer, teacher, and inspiration for generations of drummers.

In 2003 he founded SeaDrift Media Productions to produce and distribute his film, art, and music. Robert is featured playing Xylimba and hand drums on his album, Ocean's Edge-Spirit's Journey, which he also directed, filmed, and produced as a non-violent, nature art film on DVD (2004).

Robert and Laura wrote, produced, and performed in Lights of the Sound, a multi-media sound-driven light show and performance event, directed by Robert in collaboration with other community-based artists, on Vashon Island in December, 2004.

In 2005 Robert recorded his improvisational Discovery Suite on piano for Here and Now, the second in his CD/film series, Ebb and Flow. In 2008 he released his third nature art film in that evocative series, the prescient Bird Dreams.

In 2009 Robert produced the 2-CD album, Mouyami, including his featured improvisational performances with Ma Boukaka and Laura.

SoundMoments duo continues to perform at various community events around Puget Sound, including the Vashon Island Music Festival and Hempfest.


Laura Worth

Laura Worth is featured on alto recorder, vocals, ngoma, and djun-djun on the album, Love Is …

Laura played the recorder in the 70s for personal enjoyment and to entertain her friends. In the early 90s she learned the basics of African-inspired hand drumming from San Francisco Bay Area teachers. She cofounded DIAJ (Drummers in a Jam) with Robert Bornn to foster development of a local music community based on African-inspired music. In 1998 she began improvising original melodies on the alto recorder for their DIAJ performing ensemble.

Laura co-produced and performed in Sweet California in 1997 and The World Is You world beat music and fusion dance event in 2001. She performed and recorded with DIAJ, including her featured performances with Ma Boukaka and Robert on the DIAJ CDs, Pangaea: Old World New Visions (1998) and Mouyami (2009).

In 2002 Laura began improvising vocals, drums, and alto recorder performances and recording with Robert in Mendocino, California. She is featured playing alto recorder on Ocean's Edge-Spirit's Journey, available as a CD and a film on DVD (2004). Robert and Laura began performing and recording as the SoundMoments duo in Puget Sound in 2004.

SeaDrift Media Productions

SeaDrift Media Productions was founded to produce and market a variety of film and other media created by founders, Robert Bornn and Laura Worth. Through original alternative art films and music, our mission is to entertain with non-violent images and ideas while inspiring awe, curiosity, and creativity. Please visit our website for video downloads and more about us.