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Recording: Game Music, Film Music, CDs and Videos

It’s happened regularly over the past several years that I’m asked to participate in recording sessions for video games. I’m fairly ignorant of which games are successful or popular and which are not, but it is a kind of thrill   More…

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LATI, WTG, On Ensemble & Los Angeles

I had a wonderful time this past week in Los Angeles. I spent some quality time with Kris Bergstrom of On Ensemble and the recently established Los Angeles Taiko Institute working on a new taiko-oriented arrangement of my composition ‘King   More…

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Brooklyn & Bremen

April is a busy month, with two exciting trips in the works. First off is a visit to Brooklyn, to teach at Kaoru Watanabe’s Taiko Center, April 11-12-13. I’ll be sharing a weekend intensive program with the fantastic taiko artist   More…

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2014 Starts with ‘Otofure’

Happy New Year! I was extremely happy to recently spend two weeks in Japan with my good friend, the unique dancer and choreographer Hideo Arai. We’ve created a new project entitled  ‘Otofure’, which we performed at the Kimitsu civic theatre   More…

New Trifolia Video

Check-out this new live video from Trifolia‘s recent October performance at the Festival de Jazz de Québec: Marianne Trudel’s composition, ‘La Rivière’, with Étienne Lafrance (bass) and myself (percussion). The film was created by fantastic film-maker and jazz aficionado, Randy   More…

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New Music Harvest, Fall 2013

2013 has been an exceptionally fruitful year for CD releases. Several of the groups I perform with regularly have new recordings out, including La Nef, Trifolia, Small World Project and Bomata. In all, I’ve added a total of 8 new   More…

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Spring Update

Much to report… Small World Project has been especially busy this spring, with concerts in Zacatecas (Mexico), Vancouver, Burnstown (ON), and New York city at the Uke Fest. We’ll be hitting a number of stages over the summer, including for   More…