Katana of Choice
Music for Drumset Soloist
Featuring music by Nicole Lizée, Eliot Britton, Lukas Ligeti and John Psathas. Guest performances by Architek Percussion, TorQ Percussion and David Cossin
“Katana of Choice” by Nicole Lizée is a 2019 Juno nominated composition!
“A tour de force…Katana of Choice is an exhilarating musical ride…”
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.
- Books for Drummers: Bill Bruford The Autobiography February 19, 2018
- DTX Dances February 18, 2018
- Album Prep: Katana of Choice July 13, 2016