Author Archives: Patrick Graham

About Patrick Graham

Canadian multi-percussionist Patrick Graham has been called a “master improvisor…embracing the world of rhythm as a whole” (Le Devoir). Patrick collaborates regularly with a diversity of artists and groups, including Autorickshaw, Small World Project, La Nef, Trichy Sankaran, Ben Grossman, On Ensemble, Kaoru Watanabe, Carlo Rizzo, Kohei Nishikawa, and Tetsuro Naito. As an instructor, Patrick has conducted workshops in Canada, the USA, India, Japan and China.

Improvisation: Ancient Impulse, Contemporary Practice

On Sunday, December 16th, I’ll be joining two outstanding musicians, Ben Grossman and Pierre-Yves Martel, for an afternoon of activities under the theme of Improvisation: Ancient Impulse, Contemporary Practice. It will all take place at the Centre des musiciens du monde, in   More…

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Rythmopolis!

September 6th, 7th and 8th, I participated in an amazing, very-large-scale percussion event called Rythmopolis. A production courageously headed by Fabrice Marandola, Michel G. Barette and the ensemble Sixtrum, Rythmopolis featured over 50 percussionists and artists in an urban, site-specific, multi-media   More…

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Summer Tour with Constantinople

Summer 2018 is filled with a great deal of traveling for concerts with various incarnations of the ensemble Constantinople. On July 10th, we performed ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’ in the beautiful city of St-Gallen, Switzerland, with tenor Marco Beasley. Upcoming are   More…

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Directions ✧ New Album, Videos with Thomas Carbou Trio

I am excited to be touring in Québec this month with Thomas Carbou and Erik Hove to launch Thomas’ latest trio album, ‘Directions’. The music is a blend of guitar, sax, percussion, loops and electronic sounds, improvisation and global influences.   More…

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WOMAD Wrap-Up

  The trip with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko to Adelaide, Australia and New Plymouth, New Zealand for WOMAD was a great success. After a concert in Toulouse, we flew east for the first stop at WOMADelaide 2018. Quite a thrill   More…

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WOMAD Down Under!

Very excited to be packing and planning for next week’s tour with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko … in Australia and New Zealand! It’s my first trip down under. And it’s for WOMADdelaide and WOMAD New Zealand (in New Plymouth), which is   More…

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End of 2017 Wrap: Video, Review & Photo

The end of 2017 is nigh and it has been a busy season… New Video | Back in October 2017, Constantinople premiered a new collaboration with stellar clarinetist/ composer Kinan Azmeh, originally from Syria, now in New York. It was   More…

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