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.

Recycled Percussion

For several years I’ve been collecting re-usable items based on their sound potential. Finally this July, I found the time to put them to good use and build a few small recycled percussion instruments, using keys and plastic bottle-caps. This   More…

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New Soundtrack : Advocate

In December, I worked with composer Robert M. Lepage on a the soundtrack for the powerful new documentary film ‘Advocate’. Advocate – A documentary by Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche – Official Trailer from Filmoption International on Vimeo. Robert   More…

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New Album Review: Traversées

Traversées is the latest release featuring the on-going collaboration between the Senegalese griot Ablaye Cissoko and Montreal-based group Constantinople. The album was released earlier in 2019 and I’m so happy to share that it has received a glowing 5-star review   More…

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Dalla Porta D’Oriente

I spent these past 10 days on the road with the Constantinople project ‘Dalla Porta D’Oriente’. We performed concerts in Québec, Victoria, Montréal and Ottawa. We also spent three intense days at the wonderful Banff Centre for the Arts recording   More…

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Sellekaers Graham Recording Project

I first met electronic music artist and photographer John Sellekaers in 2006, while he was living in Montreal. John proposed that we record a series of short percussion improvisations with a cross-section of different instruments, which he would later treat   More…

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Martel Grossman Graham

Pierre-Yves Martel – viola da gamba, objects; Ben Grossman – vielle à roue; Patrick Graham – percussion Improvisation is the very first music, and is powerful contemporary vehicle for the exploration of relationships of all kinds: aesthetic, cultural, personal, environmental,   More…

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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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