On Saturday 30th July, 2011, Zildjian Artist, Clem Burke, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by the University of Gloucestershire. The award recognized not only his longevity as a world class drummer, but also his willingness to embrace science to explore the health benefits of drumming. In Clem's acceptance speech he acknowledged the support of many of his sponsors, in particular the work of Tina Clarke at Zildjian. The Clem Burke Drumming Project will soon be undertaking a research project examining the thermal challenge of drummers performing in very hot environments (such as the Liverpool O2 Academy where Blondie played on 1st August 2011).
Further info on the project can be found at www.clemburkedrummingproject.com.
Click here or on the photo below for a look at photos taken by Matt Bigwood of the event.