The Long and Winding Road

March 22nd, 2015 § 0

The good folks at New Music Edmonton just rented my metronomes for their Hear This Now Festival. The funny thing about metronomes is that if you wind one up a lot and set it at a slow speed, it will last for a long time…

Read about the performance as well as the entire festival in the Edmonton Journal!

What goes on the internet…

February 13th, 2014 § 0

I just premiered a new concerto by Aaron Gervais – for Mozart Piano Videos – with the Group of 27 Orchestra. Hard to describe, but essentially a complex, layered triggering of various snippets of creative commons-licensed videos of piānists playing Mozart on YouTube with a chamber orchestra. Here’s a review from NOW Magazine.

Incidentally, I am henceforth advancing the modified spelling of “piānist”. The alternative, in this age of swallowed terminal consonants, is somewhat…unpalatable.

New Business Venture: Metronome Rental!

January 17th, 2014 § 0

Dreaming of performing Gyorgy Ligeti’s Poeme Symphonique in Canada or the US but bummed about Wittner’s rental cost (1000 euro plus about 1500 euro shipping to Canada)? Check out the metronome rental link, and make your dreams a reality!

Soulpepper Fun!

January 17th, 2014 § 2

I’ve been a Resident Artist at Soulpepper Theatre for almost four years now, which is a dream job. Essentially you get paid to work with wonderful people on wonderful projects. Here’s a video of this past summer’s Youth Mentorship Program participants, who are led by Paula Wing. I worked with them a bit on this musical number, which was serious fun, though I had nothing to do with their sweet dance moves.

Blast from the Past – This Will Not Be Televised

December 19th, 2013 § 0

This Will Not Be Televised – NICOLE LIZEE on Vimeo.

This year’s Jules Leger Prize winner, Nicole Lizee, was featured at Open Ears Festival in 2012.  I had a great time conducting this ace ensemble, led by the Penderecki Quartet with DJ P-Love. One of the great pieces of our generation.


Avoid Success: An Interview with John Terauds

December 17th, 2013 § 0

A poster from one of my favourite shows, which featured Halo Ballet and some amazing dancers.

As I leave the Music Gallery after a long association, John Terauds at Musical Toronto has written a very nice piece about me. Thanks to the MG for all the opportunities and letting me do my thing, for better or for worse. My last show is GREX + David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion on Dec 20th.

Soundstreams Videos

December 13th, 2013 § 0

Here are some cool videos of stuff I played in, posted by Soundstreams.

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