Great idea, great drummers and great drumming!
Aric Improta is simply an ultimate volcano of energy while on stage. We saw his solo performance durign this year’s edition of Meinl Drum Festival in Gutenstetten, Germany and we were simply blown away by this guy. He was playing not only using drumsticks, but also with his entire body. Backflips, jumps from drumthrone- it was there! His groovy and full of ideas expression was mixed with screaming, using microphone effects, playing on mic stands, hoops, bell and stuff, that typical drummer doesn’t use. It was pure fire!
Currently Aric is busy releasing his artistic project, on which he has worked for more than a year. First part of the whole is called “Groove” and it came out a few days ago. The idea behind this is an artistic attempt to exlpain four terms used in music, especially in drumming. These terms are: groove, creativity, chops and intensivity. In order to do that Aric invited his fellow drummers to do an interesting thing. His request to them was that they send him a recording/video of their raw interpretation of these terms. For purposes of consistency, each recording would be eight bars of 4/4 at 120 BPM. After receiving the material it was edited into one piece. Aric and his bandmates from Night Verses have composed the music to every drummers’ idea, and the effect was thrilling! Here is the full list of the drummers who took part in this project: