January 29, 2020

Of All the Flowers

On January 28, 2020, Winnipeg's Camerata Nova premiered Of All the Flowers at a wonderful concert during the Winnpeg New Music Festival WNMF-2020. The piece is inspired by and uses recordings of Guillaume de Machaut's chanson De Toutes Flours that I made of the choir and the keyboard player Katelyn Clark. I recorded various arrangements of the work I had made as well as their improvisations on certain lines. I also used ...

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May 14, 2019

Parting wins a prize

Parting has been awarded the third prize of the 11e Prix collégien de musique contemporaine! Parting is based on Parting Friends from the American Sacred Harp tradition, and in particular, transformations I made of a recording of the song. Sacred Harp music is characterized by its participatory nature, full volume and frequent nasal timbre, aspects of which I play with in Parting, written for the Piano Erhu Project ...

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April 07, 2019

Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge was premiered by Ensemble Supermusique. The performers moved around and through the audience, with a surround diffusion of the electronics. The sounds played by the loudspeakers come from recordings of the Manhattan Bridge and of the members of Ensemble Supermusique who I recorded playing suspensions and passages. You can listen to an excerpt here: Thanks to the Conseil des arts et des ...

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