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Ben Reimer – Contemporary Drum Kit Performance
May 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ben Reimer has been called a “genre-bending wiz” (PuSh) and a performer of “stunning virtuosity” (Ludwig-Van Mtl). He has spent the past fifteen years establishing himself as a leading figure in contemporary drumset performance. Ben’s collaboration with composers such as Nicole Lizée, Eliot Britton, Vincent Ho and Lukas Ligeti have resulted in a unique collection of solos, chamber works and concertos for solo drumset. His debut album Katana of Choice: Music for Drumset Soloist (Redshift Records) is described as “an exhilarating musical ride” (Wholenote) and “a modern classic” (I Care If You Listen). The title track, “Katana of Choice” by Lizée, was nominated for composition of the year at the JUNOs in 2019. Ben has been featured in the Drummer’s Journal and Modern Drummer and is a contributing author to the The Cambridge Companion to the Drumkit (2021). He holds a Doctor of Music from the Schulich School of Music, McGill University.
Pre-session video: https://youtu.be/5koyuL_HYp0
Recorded archive of live discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eqekCcFpQE&t=1050s