Renowned drummer Steve Smith turns music into a visual art

If you’re a famous drummer, how do you turn drumming into an art form that people can buy, collect and hang on their wall?

Ashlander Steve Smith, who was the drummer with the famed ’70s-80s rock group Journey (and still does the occasional tour with them), creates “art” by drumming for 10 or 20 seconds with lighted drumsticks, recording it with time-lapse photography, making an impression of the resulting image on canvas and signing it for fans and collectors.

This novel art form is sold with a lavish coffee table book on his work, which includes a write-up about the concept, style and feeling portrayed in each photo, with a vinyl LP of what’s being played.

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