For more than two decades, drummer and educator Alex Leys has been writing, recording, and performing his solo drum music in Solo Drum Concerts and drum clinics and seminars. His compositions go beyond the archetypical drum solo that we all know. Leys uses musical elements like harmony, melody and orchestration to give form and content to his work, truly solo percussion works. A complete musical statement.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceAround 10 years ago, I took 2 important decisions: to stop listen to drummers and try to leave my ego outside the stage. That really unlocked my creativity and free my playing.
What Drives Your Creativity?I mostly look for inspiration in the Arquitechture of Zaha Hadid and the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Anywhere, anytime, having the right tool is crucial to me. I trust them to translate my emotions so they have to be one with my hands. I believe in Vic.