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Ben Reimer | Percussion
In 2014, Ben completed a Doctorate in Music at McGill University in Montreal. Blurring the boundaries between popular music and contemporary classical performance, his main focus of research and performance has been to demonstrate how the drumset, traditionally an improvised instrument, has recently emerged as a solo instrument with prescribed notation. This is explored in his dissertation, "Defining the Role of Drumset in Contemporary Music Performance."
Between 2012 and 2014, Ben premiered four concertos by Nicole Lizée: Triple Concerto for Power Trio and Orchestra, “Fantasia on Themes by Rush” with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Edwin Outwater conducting, "The Man with the Golden Arms": Concerto for Drumset and Orchestra with SMCQ, Walter Boudreau conducting, "Son of the Man with the Golden Arms": Concerto for Drumset and Extended Percussion Quartet with Architek Percussion Quartet in Montreal and "Katana of Choice": for Drumset soloist and Percussion Quartet with TorQ Percussion in Toronto.
Ben is a member of Architek Percussion, a Montreal-based quartet dedicated to the development and performance of avant-garde, experimental, minimalist, and electroacoustic music.