So many wonderful things happened this past month and an exciting event is upcoming!
Just finished up my very first short film and will be back in the studio on Monday to work on another short for the Digi60 Film Festival! This past Sunday I conducted the OrKidstra again and it was an inspirational and beautiful event where Canada’s esteemed pianist, Angela Hewitt became OrKidstra’s first Amabassador!
And of course, coming up is the Cello Extravaganza III and my fellow cello colleague Kirk Starkey asked me to arrange one of my pieces to be performed at the concert. So ‘Exquisite Night’ it is, although it is an afternoon concert!!! but exquisite never the less! Juno winner Kellylee Evans will be hosting and performing, and I will also have the pleasure of performing in a few of the pieces! Please come to support this great event that is a fundraiser for two wonderful causes: ‘Blooms for Africa (The Stephen Lewis Foundation) and An Instrument for Every Child
See you there!
Today I stop and pause to say how grateful I am to all the people in my life who are truly angels and helping me along on this journey; what an incredible world and what a journey! It takes my breath away!
To John Massari (phenomenal composer, mixing and mastering master!!) Your keen ears, and just knowing what to do with my music, has given me much hope in the last few weeks. This master and mix for Lizzie Kicks Ass is spectacular and the raw acoustic punk sound is perfect! I look forward to our future collaboration and some incredible new sounds! Thank you.
And to my family, Helen, Allen, Daniel, Zo, Max, Mom and Dad, you are all helping to make my dreams come true!
Oh, and a quote from Willie on masterchef, ‘Your attitude will determine your altitude!!’
Love, love, love you all! I am flying!!
Although the weather has not been, my summer has been sizzling! With a move to Toronto for my recording studio, a new musical partnership with a composer in LA, with many new tracks in progress and currently working on putting the finishing touches (and maybe a few extra tracks) for my next album (my 6′th album and I have about 22 tracks!!!), not to mention a few huge life changes, has me stopping for a moment to catch my breath! So this breathless track ‘Summer’, composed in my new studio space in TO, is indicative of some of my feelings right now. For licensing, Crucial Music in LA is picking up this track for their production library! Hope you enjoy it as much as I had fun creating it. I buzzes right by and is fun, fun, fun!
Happy Spring to everyone!
Channeling Stravinsky, Hermann, Prokofiev, and all my rhythmic drive in this new crazy track. And of course, it being 5am made this easy to name. So here is Insomniac! Hope you love, love, love it too!!