Recording for Katana of Choice by Nicole Lizée is just around the corner. The title track […]
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Out of Redshift Records September 22, 2017
Montreal-based percussionist Ben Reimer has established himself as a leading figure in contemporary drumset performance. He has commissioned solo works such as "Ringer" by Nicole Lizée, "Full Grown" by Scott Edward Godin, "Train Set" by Eliot Britton and the duet "Lakoni in Kazonnde" by Lukas Ligeti with (David Cossin - Bang On A Can). He has arranged the solos "Liberty" by Tony Williams and "Spooky Drums" by Baby Dodds and was featured in the publication, Drummer’s Journal (4th ed. Aug 2013). As a drumset soloist Ben premiered four concertos by Nicole Lizée with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony - Edwin Outwater conducting, the SMCQ - Walter Boudreau conducting, Architek Percussion Quartet and TorQ Percussion Quartet. His album “Katana of Choice - Music for Drumset Soloist” will be available in 2017.
January 14: Quebec PAS Day of Percussion - McGill University, Montreal, QC - Kevin Volans 4 Marimbas (world premiere) with Architek Percussion
January 23 & 24: Four Thousand Holes - presented by Music On Main/Push Festival, Vancouver, BC.
Featuring Chow-Reimer duo (Vicky Chow, Ben Reimer): Nicole Lizée - Softcore (world premiere); Vincent Ho - Kickin’ it (world premiere); John Luther Adams - Four Thousand Holes (Canadian premiere)
February 15: 5th Anniversary Concert - Architek Percussion, Montreal, QC
March 9 - 27: Architek Percussion - Debut Atlantic Tour. Featuring music by Anthony Tan, John Psathas, Eliot Britton and others
June 13: Suoni Per Il Popolo - co-presented with Innovations en Concert, Montreal - Nicole Lizée - Sasktronica (world premiere) with Amy Horvey (trumpet), Paolo aka P-Love (turntables)
June 8 - 25: Little Shop of Horrors - presented by the Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society
July 25: Architek Percussion at the Ottawa Chamber Festival.
August 5 - 11: Montreal Contemporary Music Lab - guest artist in residence.
August 11: Architek Percussion, Classical Spree - presented by Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal at Espace Culturel Georges-Emile-Lapalme
September 21: Album Launch, Katana of Choice - Music for Drumset Soloist. location tbd
October 10 - November 4: Sisters: The Belles Soeurs Story - Theatre Calgary.
November 26: Architek Percussion w/TAK Ensemble - presented by Innovations en Concert.
March 17 - 23, 2018: Montalvo Lucas Artists Residency Program (California), in residence with Nicole Lizée.
June 3, 2018: Open Ears Festival - Solo performance, "Ilimaq" by John Luther Adams.