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A collaborative piece of art on canvas by one of the world's best drummers.
One of the greatest drummers in music history has unveiled a highly limited collection of artwork built from rhythm. Mickey Hart, known for his influential catalog of work with the Grateful Dead, created "The Sermon" through the new medium of capturing rhythmic performance and putting it to canvas in a debut collection called "Drum Ki."
"The Sermon" is a unique piece within the "Drum Ki" collection, as it features hints of the instrument Mickey utilized in the creation of the work (note the reflection in the lower portion of the visual). Vibrant colors that appear to dance in flattering arcs, "The Sermon" is a remarkable example of rhythm created from percussion, visualized onto canvas.
About Mickey Hart:
Musician, author, philanthropist and visual artist, Mickey Hart's creative reach is wide and his commitment to rhythm is unquestionable.
As drummer for the Grateful Dead, Brooklyn-native Mickey Hart used music to create a solid foundation for himself. Years later, as author of several books on the history and ritual of drumming, he used that foundation to expand into the world of literature. Today, he has teamed up with Los Angeles-based art team SceneFour to continue that thread into the art world with "Drum Ki", his new fine art collection.
Years after The Grateful Dead stamped their infamous logo on the '60s with the help of a traveling multitude of dedicated fans, Mickey continues to innovate. Mickey’s continued interest in the combining of music and literature led him to create 1991's Planet Drum album, which earned him Billboard's #1 slot for 26 weeks as well as the first Grammy awarded for the category of "Best World Album". In the fall, Mickey will be releasing the second album in two years as the leader of the Mickey Hart Band. He also recently created "Rhythms of the Universe", an unprecedented collaboration between him and Nobel Laureate George Smoot, based on astrophysical data that seeks to tell the history of the universe from The Big Bang to today.
Dedicated to expanding creative realms and possibilities, Mickey Hart now unveils "Drum Ki", a collection of rhythm on canvas. As one of the pioneers in this new fine art medium, Hart is the first drummer to expand beyond a traditional drum kit utilizing djembes, congas, tar, and the beam (a Pythagorean mono chord Mickey designed) to create the art.
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