February brings a new video from my upcoming album LUMINA. ‘Kureru (Growing Dark)’ is superbly shot and directed by Youssef Shoufan. This track features an unusual, sculpted iron slit drum called a hamon. Crafted in Japan by Teppei Saito, these instruments are wonderfully intuitive to play and sound amazing. LUMINA has been in the works […]

It has been a couple of years in the works but now it’s finally time to start sharing: Here is the first video clip from my upcoming album of solo percussion improvisations, LUMINA. This short excerpt from the piece ‘Scarabée’ was filmed and directed by the multi-talented Youssef Shoufan. The new album LUMINA will be […]

I’m currently working on several new albums for release over the coming months. These include projects with Olivier Babaz, John Sellekaers, Didem Başar, Small World Project, Constantinople as well as a couple of others. But particularly, I’m happy to announce that I’ll also be releasing a new solo album of improvised percussion pieces, entitled Lumina. […]

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, temporal, and more.  Pierre-Yves, Ben and Patrick bring with them a vast range of experience […]

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 Montréal. 2pm WORKSHOP Improvisation: Ancient Impulse, Contemporary Practice. Improvisation is the very first music, and […]

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 […]