It's been a while since I've posted here: lots of changes in my life over the past few months. I enjoyed a relaxing summer settling into fatherhood and doing a lot of recreational travelling (and watching as much world cup as possible). In September I started a PhD in Music Theory at McGill University, where my research will focus on rhythmic developments in hip-hop vocal practices from the genre's beginning to present. But I'm not there yet: for now I have my hands full with coursework and teaching, all the while balancing with my performance activities.
In a few weeks, Architek Percussion will be heading to Indianapolis to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). We'll be presenting Spinefold; Opinions by James O'Callaghan. This work is composed for four amplified hardcover books. See below for a video of the Feb. 2014 premiere.
On Nov 30, the Trinity Western University Masterworks Choir, under the direction of Joel Tranquilla, will be including my work Materia Ex Nihilo in their concert at Vancouver's Chan Centre. This work is for SSAATTBB chorus and solo marimba, and the choir will be joined by percussionist Daniel Tones.
December brings the usual slew of Christmas concerts and end-of-term madness, as well as some recording and rep development with Architek Percussion.