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Life On DrumsAlfred Music Publishing, home to the world's largest percussion print music catalog, is proud to announce Billy Martin’s Life on Drums DVD—from composer and director Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) and executive producer Allen Herman—award win of the “Silver Medal for Excellence” in the Music Documentary category at the 8th Annual Park City Film Music Festival. The award honors contemporary musicians and film makers for their contributions and impact in film. The DVD from Vongole Films, distributed by Alfred Music Publishing, takes an intimate look inside the art of drumming and creating music from the ears, eyes, and hands of renowned percussionist and educator Billy Martin.

"Life on Drums is about the art of drumming and percussion, and my concepts, methods, and philosophy of what is important. I’m trying to be as honest and sincere as I am about who I am and what I’m trying to say, and then demonstrate how these philosophies can be used," commented Martin on his new DVD. "I want people to see this film and realize that, no matter what degree of technical skill they possess, they can be an artist."

"Congrats to Matt McClain Director of Photography and Allen Herman executive producer, along with everyone involved with the film,' humbly commented Martin. "It feels good to be in this long list of winners." The Park City Film Music Festival is a new independent film festival, presenting film music competition for both indie and studio-sponsored films, a performance showcase for composers with seminars for composers, musicians, songwriters and groups.


To learn more about the Park City Music Film Festival and for the complete list of categories and winners, visit pcfmf.com.

A welcome respite from the super-chops technique showcase, Life on Drums solidifies Martin's outsider status and reminds us that there's room for all kinds.

Modern Drummer magazine