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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...
After a year of creative work together, it was such a pleasure for me to attend the rehearsals of my good friend and acclaimed soprano, Meredith Hall, and eminent collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Brahm Goldhamer. Meredith is rehearsing a large-scale song cycle for voice and piano that I composed for her called Fractures. The […]
Lisa and I just spent a wonderful week outside the city of Chilliwack. It’s a 90-minute bus ride east of Vancouver. We gave ourselves this secluded work retreat following an amazing eventful week in Vancouver. We rented an AirBnB overlooking the mighty Fraser River and a beautiful mountain range. It was important for us to […]
One day when I look back at my blessed life, the week I just spent in Vancouver will certainly be part of that reflection. My collaboration with Leslie Dala and the Vancouver Bach Choir on the premiere of my cantata, Memories of Self-Isolation, culminated on Saturday with a spectacular dress rehearsal and performance at St. […]
It was a very special evening for me to attend the Vancouver Bach Choir‘s rehearsal of my cantata, Memories of Self-Isolation. After spending 4 months earlier this year composing and living with this material, I can’t put it into words how special it is to hear actual voices singing it. At times, I was giddy, […]
What a wonderful way to spend a day with my friend, harpist, Sharlene Wallace! We recorded some demos for our project, Trees.Listen, a collection of pieces for solo lever harp and fixed electronics. Our suite is inspired by the enlightening book, To Speak for the Trees, by acclaimed medical biochemist and botanist, Dr. Diana Beresford-Kroeger. […]