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05.2016 | Interview with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

I recently had a great chat with my friend, the multi-talented musician Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, which he has featured on his blog. We talked about the importance of sound, groove, our teachers and more. Thanks Eien! Check it out here.

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04.2016 | Improvising Project Video #4: Parallaksis

In 2009 I fell hard for a small US cymbal company called Hammerax. So many beautifully unusual sounds totally sparked my imagination. The fourth video in my improvising playlist, ‘Parallaksis’, features a selection of these unique metal instruments, including a   More…

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03.2016 | Improvising Project Video #3: Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze

Third in the series of short, improvised solos, this one is entitled ‘Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze’. The okedo-daiko featured in the video was made by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten. The video was recorded March 15th, at Timpano Percussion Studio.

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02.2016 | New Music for Film: Okpik’s Dream

Several months ago, the award-winning composer Ramachandra Borcar, who happens to be an old friend of mine, asked me to collaborate on the recording of some new music for a documentary film called ‘Okpik’s Dream‘.  The resulting score is quite   More…

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02.2016 | Improvising Project Video #2: A Song of Liquid Measures

The second video in my playlist of improvised solos, recorded February 11, 2016, is called ‘A Song of Liquid Measures’. This short piece features the clay udu (made by Schlagwerk) and water-tuned porcelain bowls. A quiet listening space and headphones   More…

Upcoming Events

09.12.2016 | 8:00pm Yves Lambert dans ses Bottines- Centre des Arts, Saint-Hyacinthe

In concert with Yves Lambert and his band at the Centre des arts, Saint-Hyacinthe.

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10.12.2016 | 9:00pm Erez/ Mailloux/ Graham Trio- Résonance Café

erez_mailloux_grahamHappy to be performing on December 10th with two excellent musicians and composers: Itamar Erez (Vancouver) and Jean Félix Mailloux. At Résonance Café, Montréal.

19.12.2016 | 7:00pm Thomas Carbou Trio- Le Rouge Gorge, Montréal

In performance with Thomas Carbou tonight at Le Rouge Gorge, Montréal.

13.01.2017 | 8:00pm Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko- Middlebury College, VT

In concert with the project ‘Jardins Migrateurs’, featuring Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko, at Middlebury College, Vermont.

18.03.2017 | 8:00pm Constantinople, Dalla Porta D’oriente- Salle Bourgie, Montréal

In concert with Constantinople and guests from Italy, the tenor Marco Beasley, Stefano Rocco, theorbo, baroque guitar and Fabio Accurso on lute. At Salle Bougie, Montréal.

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