MusCan Performance on Wednesday: Will Be Open to the Public and Livestreamed

I’ll be playing Broken Refraction, Randomly, and S(h)immer on electric guitar with real-time digital processing at the MusCan conference at around 2:45 MDT (4:45 EDT) on Wednesday at the Betty Andrews Recital Hall on MacEwan University campus in Edmonton. The event is open to the public and will be livestreamed on MusCan’s Facebook page:


SMT Presentation in November

We just got word that Melvin Backstrom (VAP at UC Santa Cruz; PhD, McGill) and I have been accepted to give an analytical presentation on the Grateful Dead’s “Blues for Allah” at the annual conference of the Society for Music Theory (held in conjunction with the American Musicological Society) in San Antonio from Nov 1-4.

Julian Bertino’s Master’s Recital

Julian Boolean Bertino is an accomplished and dedicated guitarist who will be playing a whole programme of new Canadian works for 10-string classical guitar in his Master’s recital at University of Ottawa today, including a new piece of mine called Needing Space. It has been great to work closely with him on this.

Public Facebook page with all the information about the recital:

Some other pieces he will play:
John Armstrong – The Space Within:

Amy Brandon – Intermountainous:

His own Headspaces ii:

University of Ottawa Performance

The CreatorSpace performance turned out to be a fun small gathering in a new space for electronic music in the Isabel Firestone library. They’ve got some nice synths, a MIDI-equipped Godin guitar, a Native Instruments Maschine, and a Theremin. I played a couple of new pieces Randomly and S(h)immer along with Broken Refraction with my guitar/laptop setup. Afterwards, they opened things up for people to jam with the gear, which turned into a straightforwardly rhythmic and energetic funk jam. I’m looking forward to playing these pieces again at Clark in a couple of weeks.

Photo by Ryan Hough:
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