Hard to believe that we're two decades into the second millennium. And twenty-five years since I landed in Toronto, intending only to kill the length of time necessary to renew my visa to the UK ... and perhaps make a bit of money. The work was exciting: weekly sessions recording jingles and Hollywood film scores; traversing the underground PATH system as I zipped between any one of four long-running musicals, ballet, opera or stage concerts. Heady days!
The big news is that I will be moving to the west coast in the spring. Yes, it's the opposite direction to the UK, but it is as similar as I can get to the climate! I have a few more performances in Southern Ontario before heading west, including a solo set in Kitchener in February focused on my original choreographed works. I'll be presenting brand new music with choreographic contributions by Roger Sinha, and an improvisation from beyond with Ken Aldcroft. February 22nd, 8pm).
I will also be creating music to a series of Peter Morin's (OCAD) video scores entitled "Love Songs" on February 14th at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queens University in Kingston. My musical responses will be improvised and recorded on the 14th, and will become part of the exhibit.