René Creemers – Vintage meets Vintage: Number 2: The Groove Shift The Groove Shift was recorded at Galloway studio Nijmegen NL. January 2017. Sound - Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt. Video - Simon Müller and Lara Frank. For more info visit my website. www.renecreemers.com
René solo: As a drum soloist I started in 1984 by playing my first official drum clinics. Ever since I set the goal to play solos as complete music compositions. Besides timing and tempo I consider topics like theme, form, tension arcs and atmosphere very valuable. Where most drummers primarily take care of the rhythm, I try to merge melody, harmony and rhythm. For some of my compositions I have tuned my drums to E major, which gives me the opportunity to literally play a melody, but also sometimes I only suggest a melody in my rhythmic phrases. In any case, a theme is always my starting point, and in order to play it as legato as possible I'm extremely focused on dynamics and long – short notes. In music, melody and rhythm move horizontally, but harmony is a vertical musical expression. I consider the harmonic sounds of my cymbals and drums and my dynamic approach to be my harmonic interpretation.