New theatre sound design

I’ve just completed the sound design for Mulgrave Road Theatre’s production of the haunting Judith Thompson play, Watching Glory Die, featuring Stephanie MacDonald. The show will have a brief run at the Mulgrave space in Guysborough, November 13-16, and then tour in 2015. This sound design drew heavily on my background in acousmatic music (and … Read more

Article in Organised Sound

I’m very happy to announce that my article, “Appropriation, Culture and Meaning in Electroacoustic Music: a composer’s perspective”, has just been published in Organised Sound, Volume 19, Special Issue #2. I presented a shorter version in Liverpool at the Music Since 1900 conference, and expanded it for publication. The print issue of OS will be … Read more

Sound Symposium 2014

Recently back from St. John’s, where Jeff Reilly and I played a duo concert at Sound Symposium 2014. It’s such a great event – and we had a wonderfully appreciative audience! You can find an informal blog review of our show here (scroll down): And here’s a photo of our performance, by official Sound … Read more

Busy August and September…

Busy times…..and a bit behind in my updates! August 2013: presented a new paper, Mastering the Mutable, and my 8-channel piece Simeonovo, at the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium September 2013: presented another new paper, Appropriation, Culture and Meaning, and my piece Irrashaimase, at the Music Since 1900 conference in Liverpool, UK. September 2013: thrilled to be … Read more

‘Information Asphyxiation’ paper now online

My paper ‘Information Asphyxiation: procrastination, distraction, and the digital artist’ (as delivered at the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, August 2012) is now online in the CEC’s eContact! 15.2. Full coverage of TES 2012 in that issue. Thanks, as always, to jef and Yves for their hard work putting the issue together.

Paper published on eContact

The paper on ‘Electroacoustic Ageism’ that I delivered at the 2011 Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium is now online on eContact. Read the paper online here: Electroacoustic Ageism

ECMA news

On Saturday March 9, our Centrediscs CD, ‘..between the shore and the ships..” took home an ECMA award for Classical Recording of the Year! I’m very proud to have my piece ‘Aboiteau’ on this disc – beautifully performed by Helen Pridmore and Wesley Ferreira.

subText : Trance

In the rush to prep for this show, I forgot to post information about it…. oh well! subText performed its final concert of the year, Trance, on Saturday March 2, at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. I don’t think we induced trances in any of the audience (everyone seemed able to leave after, anyway), but … Read more

ECMA nominations

Some great news today! I’ve been nominated for two ECMAs (East Coast Music Awards). Lieux imaginaires (my solo DVD-A on empreintes DIGITALes) was nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year, and my piece Aboiteau, on Centrediscs, was nominated for Classical Composition of the Year.

Sonic Geography prize

I’m very happy to announce that my short essay, ‘Inside’, won 2nd prize in Musicworks Magazine’s 2012 ‘Sonic Geography’ writing contest!