I’m Anna V from Chicago, age 15. I started lessons about 4 ½ years ago after I was blessed to have received a drum kit as a surprise gift. The experiences since then, meeting, hanging with, and learning from so many drummers and other musicians, have been incredible! Everyone has been so kind and supportive of my efforts and I am grateful for all the encouragement. While my influences include several of the “top name” drummers, I’m really impressed by many of the not-so-well- known drummers who I hear playing in local gigs or online. It’s amazing the level of talent out there.
For this year’s submission, I chose the well-known Porcupine Tree/Gavin Harrison recording, ‘Sound of Muzak.’ I’m so amazed by Gavin’s technical skills and overall musicality! His groove concept in this song has a 7/4 time signature feel to it, although it could technically be in 7/16 or even 7/8 depending how you look at it. Because of that, my goal to match his parts note-for-note made for a really challenging but very enjoyable learning and performance process. I hope you enjoy it … Love and peace!