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 to be finally visiting Australia and performing at WOMAD, one of the world’s great festivals, 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 extra exciting. I have always sort of imagined Australia as not-quite-real, sort of a dream, […]

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 tremendously rewarding artistically and personally to perform this music with such a fine group of […]

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.

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 them used to brilliant effect by Kodo. In particular, ex-member  Ryutaro Kaneko is responsible for […]

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 unique and unusual instruments and combinations of sounds. This new video features a drum that […]