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Katana of Choice

by Ben Reimer

For the past fifteen years, Ben Reimer has been exploring a new role for the drumset in the context of contemporary art music performance. The foundation of this journey has been a deep respect and admiration for the players who have opened new musical an
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Drum Dances: I.
Ben Reimer & Architek Percussion
1:23 album only
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2. Drum Dances: II.
Ben Reimer & Architek Percussion
2:33 album only
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3. Drum Dances: III.
Ben Reimer & Architek Percussion
3:25 album only
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4. Drum Dances: IV.
Ben Reimer & Architek Percussion
2:57 album only
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5. Ringer
Ben Reimer
13:10 album only
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6. Lakoni in Kazonnde for Two Drumsets
Ben Reimer & David Cossin
7:29 album only
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7. Train Set
Ben Reimer
7:01 album only
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8. Katana of Choice
Ben Reimer & TorQ Percussion Quartet
18:43 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Katana of Choice – Music for Drumset Soloist
Ben Reimer
Featuring Architek Percussion, David Cossin and TorQ Percussion Quartet

1-4. Drum Dances – John Psathas (arr. Ben Duinker) 11:00
Featuring Architek Percussion

5. Ringer – Nicole Lizée 13:10

6. Lakoni in Kazonnde for Two Drumsets – Lukas Ligeti 7:29
Featuring David Cossin

7. Train Set – Eliot Britton 7:01

8. Katana of Choice – Nicole Lizée 18:43
Featuring TorQ Percussion Quartet

For the past fifteen years, Ben Reimer has been exploring a new role for the drumset in the context of contemporary art music performance. The foundation of this journey has been a deep respect and admiration for the players who have opened new musical and technical possibilities of drumset performance for the past 100+ years. It is this history that remains linked to the instrument when crossing over into this context of contemporary composition.

The music on Katana of Choice – Music for Drumset Soloist, written or arranged for Ben, is a convergence of influences from icons of the past with new performance techniques and modes of musical expression. Through commissions, performances and this recording, Ben aims to stimulate new repertoire which further expands the history of the instrument. With this new repertoire and its resulting techniques and performance practices, he has found his way, like generations of drummers before him, to contribute to this rich history.

REVIEWS:
“We are very proud of our association with Ben Reimer as a Yamaha Percussion artist. He is a very talented multi-percussionist with a clear desire to promote new music through drumset and percussion applications. This album showcases his ability to work with various shifting time and melodic themes, either solo or with other equally talented writers and musicians. Well done.”
Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.

Drum Dances/Train Set
Recorded: May 23 & 24, 2016, Oscar Peterson Hall, Montréal
Recording engineer, editing: John Klepko
Mixing: Ray Dillard at Crush Studio (Barrie, Ontario)
Producers: John Klepko & Ben Reimer

Ringer
Recorded: May 18, 2012 at Studio A, Schulich School of Music (McGill University, Montréal, QC)
Engineer, editing, mixing: Scott Levine
Producers: Scott Levine and Nicole Lizée

Lakoni in Kazonnde for Two Drumsets
Recorded: May 6 – 11, 2016 at David Cossin’s home studio (NYC)
Recording engineer, editing: David Cossin
Mixing: Rob Friedman at Little Life Studios (NYC)
Producer: David Cossin

Katana of Choice
Recorded: July 18, 2016 at Canterbury Music Company (Toronto, ON)
Engineer: Jeremy Darby
Assistant Engineer, editing, mixing: Ray Dillard at Crush Studio (Barrie, ON)
Producers: Ray Dillard & Ben Reimer

Mastering: Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering (Gabriola Island, BC)
Art Direction and album design: Lucas Pauls

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

TK456 © 2017 Redshift Music

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