Thankfully, 2020 is coming to a close.Since the global crisis hit in March, I’ve been working hard on new music. ‘Refractions’ is an EP of 4 pieces that marks my first foray into recording and mixing my own music, working primarily from home, a blend of acoustic percussion sounds and digital mixing techniques. &amp;lt;a href=”https://patrickgraham.bandcamp.com/album/refractions”&amp;gt;Refractions […]
Music streaming has been on my mind lately, with the current shutdown of live concerts. I recently came across this excellent NPR article, A Tale of Two Ecosystems, by Damon Krukowski, profiling Spotify and Bandcamp. The article explains the two companies opposing mindsets when it comes to distributing music online. According to Daniel Ek, CEO […]
Since the global collapse of public concerts in March, like a lot of artists, I’ve been working to augment my ability to produce a variety of content online. This has led to some significant upgrades in a short time: new microphones, cables, stands, lights, a new Zoom L-8 mixer, a new Bose speaker, Final Cut… […]
On March 13th, I released a new solo album entitled Lumina. Since the release, photographer/ film-maker/ designer Youssef Shoufan and I have been working on an interactive web-page, as a way of re-imagining the music of the disc. patrickgrahampercussion.com/lumina The music of Lumina is entirely improvised and the purpose of this online experiment is to give […]
So much has changed in the past several weeks, it feels like a lifetime has past. I am struggling to find the time and mental space to be creative. It’s certainly not easy and like many people, I think the only solution is to just carry on… So during the past weeks I have been […]
On March 13th, I launched my new solo disc, Lumina. Thanks to the Centre des Musiciens du Monde and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support. Audio & video by John Klepko. Both videos feature a pretty wide dynamic range: headphones are recommended!
About 12 years ago, my friend, multi-talented electronic musician, photographer and designer John Sellekaers proposed an intriguing project: to release a collaborative album of electronic music using only my percussion sounds as source material. Today, March 24th, the album Unnatural is finally available on Paranthèses Records. I’ve listened and re-listened to the tracks on the […]