May 17, 2019
We depart a bit in this episode to feature a filmmaker instead of a drummer. Jeremy Bout, a prolific filmmaker, speaker and overall inspiring individual, is the founder of Edge Factor, whose mission is to “inspire and equip communities through the power of storytelling.” The story Jeremy talks with us about here is his incredible film, Masters of Resonance, which features the story of John Good of DW drums and the journey of a centuries old log from river to rock stage.
The film is actually way more nuanced than that, but it’s something you have to experience. For it’s not only about the building a a great DW kit for famed drummer Neil Peart, but also an inspiring story of following one’s passion, whether that be drumming, drum making, or any other thing you call your own.
I first learned about Masters of Resonance while doing the first interview for Contraption, which was with drummer Paul Wertico. I had actually interviewed Paul the day after he returned from LA as a panel member for a screening of Masters of Ressonance, in which he appears.
Jeremy was happy to share his story and the story of the film, which I encourage you to see.