"Highly recommended... Will make waves musically. " – WholeNote Magazine
Aggressive yet introspective, an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer and pianist whose music demonstrates an unpredictable meld of styles 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...
For the past year, I have been working with my good friend and acclaimed soprano, Meredith Hall, on a large-scale song cycle for voice and piano called Fractures. It has been a wonderful collaboration as I have been sharing the 13 songs and getting her feedback as I completed each. That phase in our collaboration […]
I am thrilled to announce that the ground-breaking and innovative percussion-piano duo, SHHH!! Ensemble, has commissioned me to compose a new large-scale artivist composition on the theme of climate change. With the working title, An Auditory Survey of the Last Days of the Holocene, this composition will index those sounds of our destructive past and […]
My collaboration with my friend, Sharlene Wallace, is underway! We spent a great afternoon at Jean Martin‘s studio recording samples that will eventually work itself into our co-composition for solo lever harp and fixed electronics. Called Trees.Listen, this suite is inspired by the enlightening book, To Speak for the Trees, by acclaimed medical biochemist and […]
I’m filled with joy to share the news that celebrated pianist and Order of Canada recipient, Christina Petrowska Quilico, has commissioned me to compose a new suite of solo piano pieces called More Rivers. Christina and I share a passion for the environment. More Rivers will be constructed with overlapping looping textures evoking the flow […]
I am happy to announce a new project and collaboration with my friend, Sharlene Wallace. We’re going to co-compose a suite of pieces for solo lever harp and fixed electronics. Called Trees.Listen, the music is inspired by the enlightening book, To Speak for the Trees, by acclaimed medical biochemist and botanist, Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Diana […]