Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist whose unyielding original compositions and improvisations demonstrate an unpredictable meld of musical styles. These are instrumental pieces without words that tell deeply personal stories. Influenced by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Bartók, Zappa, Rush, Miles Davis, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, metal, Tori Amos and more. Delve deeper...
Huh? I haven’t given this much thought. It kind of sneaks up on you doesn’t it? I’ve always had that gnawing feeling in my gut that time is running out (that’s pretty much what my new album, I Can See You, is all about) but should 40 make that feeling worse or has nothing changed? […]
I’ve been participating or you could say, celebrating, WWF’s Earth Hour from the start. One year they invited me to play an Earth Hour party and that’s when I realized that music sounds different in the dark. [more on that party here] That experience inspired me to write a 60-minute soundtrack for the night. Over […]
I have to start by being transparent and saying that I used to work at WWF-Canada. I left that org a little over two years ago and since then I keep on getting their snail mail, urgh. I’ve emailed and called four or five times now asking to be permanently removed from their list. Why […]
… I just realized I haven’t organized a performance of my piano piece of the same name. After having played at an Earth Hour event in 2009, I composed an Earth Hour soundtrack. A 60-minute piano piece written in and performed in the dark to mark this international lights-out event that happens every March in […]
I’ve been really lucky these past 6 months or so. Wonderful performers and wonderful concert series have premiered so many of my compositions. What better feeling can a composer have than sitting in an audience hearing their notes come alive in a big hall? It is definitely a powerful feeling but not the joyous one […]