First recording session completed for next album

I recent entered Red Dragon studios to begin my takes and guide tracks for my next album, which will consist of 12 of Vancouver composer Jordan Nobles’open score and percussion works realized on multiple marimbas.

The project will be recorded my myself, my current percussion students, and percussion alumni. Moreover, the alum will be recorded/produced/mastered by School Creative Arts Alumni Cody Weldon and Lilly Korkontzelos.

The project will commence with sessions in late August and early October. Participants will record by individual appointments to retain the distancing needed in the current day and age.

I’m excited by the results so far and think this record is going to a beautiful listen!

The Yamaha 5100 marimba gets lots of notes logged in last week at Red Dragon studios.

Windsor Endowment for the Arts Grant for upcoming recording

I am honoured to have received the 2020 Windsor Endowment for the Arts’ Elizabeth Havelock Grant.

This prize will support the recording of my next album that will feature my students and alumni from the University of Windsor Percussion Studio. Moreover, the production and engineering will also be handled by alumni from the School of Creative Arts.

While we weren’t able to celebrate in person, the City of Windsor held a wonderful ceremony and press conference for this year’s WEA awards.

New Music Gathering 2020

I participated in several events at 2020’s New Music Gathering. I’ve wanted to be a part of NMG for some time and it’s too bad we were not able to appear in person in Portland, Oregon.

Our video submission, Anthropogeny II features Aaron Trant and I (Score and Data Manipulation); Michael Lucenkiw (Video and Data Manipulation); Dr. Chris Houser (Climate Temperature Deviation Data); and the score was performed by Michael Launius, Aaron Trant, and I. You can now view the piece here.