Islands are Connected

“In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.” – J. Donald Walters

This winter has afforded me the opportunity to traverse the entire length of this island we call North America. On New Year’s day I arrived in Sackville, New Brunswick where I will spend the season teaching at Mount Allison University. It is wonderful to have landed in this beautiful and welcoming town and to be surrounded by so many fabulous people.

I’ve got many projects on the go, as always. A new commission for the Erato Ensemble is underway. It will be premiered on their May concert in Vancouver, BC, Ayre II: the follow-up to their wildly successful Ayre program which featured Baroque repertoire and newly written “re-mixes” of those pieces. I’ll also have a few pieces performed at the SCI conference in Newport News, VA this spring. Check out the EVENTS page for all the details.

I’m working on a couple electro-acoustic and video projects that were born during several amazingly productive artist residencies in the fall, too. Below is a sneak peek of part of a larger project that was created during a month on the Oregon Coast at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Enjoy!

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