Somehow I have managed a total of ZERO new posts in almost two years!
I assure you this is not because of lack of activity on my part. Quite the opposite. I just seem to only get busy with website building when I'm promoting a new theatre show... like I am for Toronto Fringe RIGHT NOW.
Between late 2014 and 2016, I lost a mother, bought a house, and helped make a baby. I have been teaching music and drama to some wonderful groups of young persons. And all the while, I've been composing and writing as much as I can!
- In February I worked with Thought For Food again as composer and sound designer for their production of The Trial of Judith K. by Sally Clark (a startlingly-relevant 1980s retelling of Kafka's "The Trial"). You may remember that a couple of years ago I created sound for their run of The Memo by Vaclav Havel.
- In April, I had the pleasure of composer for AND performing with the Toy Piano Composers ensemble, premiering four musical poems about birds called Oiseaux Domestiques. It was such fun to be a narrator with this tight and expressive group of young professional musicians. They made a video of the premiere... I'll post it shortly!
- In a couple of weeks, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is recording my piece Saturday Night at Fort Chambly as well as works for winds and percussion by GTA-based composers John S. Gray, Jim McGrath, Chris Meyer, Alexander Rapoport, Ronald Royer, and the late great Howard Cable. That album, A Canadian Panorama, will be released in 2017 and distributed through Cambria Master Recordings.
- And in about 6 weeks (June 30) I'm premiering a storytelling walking tour at the Toronto Fringe festival called LIFE LIST. This is an outdoor, bird-themed, venue-less, wandering show taking place in the Seaton Village area, and tickets will be very limited. MUCH more to come on that project very soon...