I am very happy to announce that my album collaboration with the amazing bassoonist, Sébastien Malette, will be released May ...
I’m so excited this week! I’ve been working on the music for this musical project for 5 years now. But this is the first week when I can really talk about it coming to life since we’re about 2 months away from unleashing Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance onto the world, or at least at the Toronto Fringe, this July.
This project has been very special to me…for a number of reasons. First off, it’s the first musical I’ve composed in my professional career. I always like taking chances creatively. Being out of my usual compositional comfort zone has been awesome because of the new ideas it has spawned.
Spend Your Kids’s Inheritance is also a comedy. And for a composer like me who’s pieces are usually inspired by serious or sad themes, this has been a welcome change in producing a creative equilibrium.
Getting to collaborate with such a talented bunch outside the music field has been an invigorating experience since I’ve learned so much about other creative peoples’ processes. That’s been a big influence on me not just for this project but for the other things I’ve worked on while this has been a part of my life.
And lastly, to work on a show that has a strong message has been so amazing, especially on the issue of respect for the wishes of seniors. There’s not a lot out there that addresses this. To be part of a project that creates a platform to have mature performers playing seniors as smart, funny and ambitious individuals has been a joy.
So there you have it! I’ve got a bit of music to finish up, otherwise, we’re ready to make this happen. We have a great team and the stage to share it. Now, all we need is you!
Musicals are expensive endeavours, even with a shoe-string budget. So if you can spare any amount to help cover our expenses, I would be forever grateful. Our crowdfunding campaign is now underway and we have a lot of amazing gifts and perks. Not only will you have fun donating and getting some amazing stuff, but you will also be an important force that will make a very special show, with a special message, happen. Thank you in advance – we couldn’t do this without you!