Los Angeles. August 8, 2018 – Hosted by the Grammy Museum, DW Drums and American Express, Edge Factor’s latest film Masters of Resonance is premiering on Wednesday, August 8, 2017, at the Grammy Museum downtown Los Angeles. A-List drummers, musicians and partners like Mastercam, Drum Channel, DW Drums, Sandvik Coromant, Modern Machine, and the Gene Haas Foundation will be in attendance. After pictures are taken on the red carpet, this award-winning feature film will play and be followed by a post-screening conversation with Jeremy Bout (Founder of Edge Factor), John Good (Founder of DW Drums, and Paul Wertico, drummer from the Pat Metheny Group and David Bowie.
When was the last time an object spoke to you, and you listened? Storyteller and Founder of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout once believed that a drum was a glorified pail with a lid on it. All drum kits sound the same if you hit them with a keen sense of rhythm, right? Then he met John Good, Co-Founder of DW Drums and realized, “Boy, was I wrong.” The innovation, craftsmanship, and sheer brilliance behind the science of drum making inspired Jeremy and the filmmakers at Edge Factor to share the legacy of John and the DW team, in this music documentary film.
This film takes you on a journey from the forest to the stage and pulls back the curtain on drum making. It begins with sustainably harvesting the wood in the forests of Michigan, then shows the design, manufacturing, and painting operations in the DW Drums factory. The finished product is revealed, as completed drum kits are played by many of the biggest names in the music industry. These processes are perfectly demonstrated as the DW Drums team creates the iconic Rush R40 tour drum kit, using 1500-year-old Romanian bog oak. Along the way, you will witness the unique relationship that these drum makers share with musicians, as Jeremy interviews world-class drummers from the DW Drums roster.
Rush drummer Neil Peart, beautifully captures the message of the film when he asks, “What could be more transcendent than a musical instrument?” It’s the team’s unending pursuit of excellence, willingness to embrace failure to find solutions and the dedication of each team member that empowers DW Drums to create objects that live forever in the music they create.
Starring: Jeremy Bout from Edge Factor, John Good and Don Lombardi from DW Drums, Neil Peart from Rush, Tommy Clufetos from Black Sabbath, Paul Wertico from Pat Metheny Group, Duncan Phillips from Newsboys, Cobus Potgieter, and makers from DW Drums.