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…
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.
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!
January 17th, 2014 § 1
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.
December 19th, 2013 § 0
December 17th, 2013 § 0