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Composer – electroacoustic & instrumental concert works

My primary current focus is acousmatic electroacoustic music, particularly multi-channel pieces for fixed media. I also blend interactive and fixed medium electroacoustic elements with instrumental resources, particularly in works that incorporate improvisatory elements.

My electroacoustic and mixed compositions have been presented in many festivals and broadcasts, in Canada and abroad—including the UK (Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh), Brazil (BIMESP), France (Phonurgia Nova), Greece (ICMC), USA (SEAMUS, ICMC), China (Soochow University) and Australia (ISCM World New Music Days/Aurora Festival).

Many of my earlier instrumental works blending through-composition and directed improvisation were composed for the Canadian collective Upstream and its many guests and collaborators. Those have included Symphony Nova Scotia (conducted by Peter Lieberson, and by Peter Wiegold), Barry Guy, Conrado del Rosario, Tom Walsh, Jean Derome, Akikazu Nakamura, Michiyo Yagi – and many others.

Please see the Media Kit section for a detailed list of works.

Performer/recording artist – improvised & electroacoustic music

The current focal point for my live performance work is subSet, a flexible small ensemble I direct, that blends acoustic and electroacoustic resources.

Before subSet, I co-founded and performed regularly with the composer-performer collective, Upstream, 1990-2000. I also performed on (and produced) Upstream’s first CD, Open Waters, in 1991. I continued to perform intermittently with the expanded Upstream Orchestra, and also performed across Canada and internationally with the Paul Cram Orchestra (piano, electronics), recording two discs with that ensemble.

My first solo disc of electroacoustic music, Lieux imaginaires, was released on empreintes DIGITALes, and nominated for an ECMA award.

For information on other recordings, please see selected Discography.

Composer/sound designer – dramatic & visual media

My current dramatic work is focused on original scores and sound designs for professional theatres—most recently Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, HomeFirst Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, and Neptune Theatre.

I have also composed and produced dozens of original scores for:

  • CBC radio—series themes and dramas.
  • Film and TV productions—NFB, CBC-TV, independent producers.
  • TV and Radio commercials.
  • multimedia installations in Canadian National Parks.

Please see the Media Kit for detailed credit lists.

Producer – sound recordings

I produce most recordings of my work, and also work as an independent record producer.

For further information, please see selected Discography and credit lists in the Media Kit.

University educator

I developed and taught classes (part-time) in electroacoustic music in the Dalhousie University Department of Music (now Fountain School of Performing Arts) from 1994 until 2001. In 2004, I began to teach (part-time) in the Acadia University School of Music.

I presently hold a non-teaching Adjunct Professor appointment at Acadia, and a research affiliation with the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio (AEMS)

Event producer

In 2003, I co-founded the Oscillations Festival of Electroacoustic Music, and continued as its co-Artistic Director until 2013. We produced festivals in 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2012. I also produced an intermittent concert series from 2009 to 2015, in my role as Artistic Director of subText Music and Media Arts Association.

Please contact me for additional information.


My writing to date has included:

  • scholarly articles and conference papers on topics concerned with technology, creativity, and society.
  • published reviews of concerts, festivals, and discs.
  • song lyrics (popular, theatrical, Sesame Street segments, contemporary classical).
  • scripts for theatre for young audiences.
  • award-winning short fiction.

Please contact me for additional information.