What would a picture of your favorite song look like? The ‘Art Of Drums’ can finally answer that question. It is a collection of fine art spearheaded by creativity house SceneFour in collaboration with ten of the world’s greatest drummers.
On July 22, the ‘Art Of Drums’ collection featuring former Guns ‘n Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum will premiere a groundbreaking method of capturing percussion on canvas.
How it’s done
Hundreds of drum bursts are recorded, reduced to light impulses, digitized, evaluated by several photographers, graphic artists and all under the direction of the music artist.
An experienced team of creatives spends over 100 hours creating a unique product mammoth in size, stunning in composition. SceneFour creative director Cory Danziger states:
‘This is something different than what people are used to seeing. It’s a new medium. It’s not acrylic or oil, it’s light and color and sound captured. The rhythm is on display for you to see.”
Following Matt Sorum’s release will be drum art collections releases by ten of of the world’s best drummers.
Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Frankie “Kash” Waddy of Parliament/Funkadelic and six other mystery drummers are each creating individual collections of 100 epic-sized canvases to be released every other month for 20 months.
Each drummer will release ten different pieces, each of which will be presented in ten one-of-a-kind drafts, all numbered and signed.
The Art of Drums is the brainchild of art house SceneFour, the team behind collaborative artwork with The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Bootsy Collins, TLC, Hieroglyphics, Fishbone, Helmet and George Lynch. For inquiries about the collection, visit www.theartofdrumsproject.com.