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.

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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Schlagwerk Cajon Video

I was asked by my friends at Timpano Percussion here in Montreal to film a cajon demo video. This is a comparison video that features the shop’s extensive selection of excellent Schlagwerk drums.

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‘Resonance’- New Improvising Project Video

More new video to share for the month of July. ‘Resonance’ is an solo improvisation featuring Japanese hand cymbals called chappa, part of my ongoing playlist of improvised solos. I have been fascinated by chappa for a couple of decades, since hearing   More…

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‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’- New Video

I’m happy to share a new solo percussion video, ‘A Clutter of 7 Cats’. This is part of the series of improvised solos that I started last year. The object of the recordings is to stretch my improvising muscle and showcase   More…

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