I'm excited to have just finished a commission from the Pender Harbour Music Society! It's a 15 minute work for clarinet, string quartet, guitar, and piano entitled "Pender Harbour Paradise". The premier will be on August 17th at the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in BC. Check out this interview I did with the local paper.
I've started a new trio with violinist Jessica Deutsch and singer/percussionist Aline Morales, playing a mix of traditional and modern Brazilian music: choro, forro, samba, and original tunes. Here's a clip from one of our first gigs, performing "Sete Estrelas" by Guinga. Our next show is January 24 at Arts Square Gallery.
Last fall I went to Transylvania with James Campbell to perform with some very talented people including Krisztina Koszorus and the Tiberius Quartet. This summer they're coming to Canada! This show will feature a variety of music arranged by myself and Tibor Molnar.
I composed music to this hilarious silent film from 1905. Le Diable Noir was created by French filmmaker George Méliès. It tells the story of a man and a devil fighting over an apparently very comfortable bed in a hotel. The devils torments the man by moving furniture around, until the man goes mad and is escorted out by the hotel staff. Méliès' use of special effects in the film are quite stunning for the time. The jump cuts are incredibly seamless. Nowadays special effects are old news, but imagine...
The videos from last December's concert "Journeys" presented by Spectrum Music are up on Youtube! This video is a recent composition of mine called "Snow Rider" and features myself and the Ton Beau String Quartet.