INCANDESCENT TALES In the fall of 2019 I recorded my first CD at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. I am very excited as this is my first full-length of traditional to contemporary music for the flute. This project of Indigenous Classical music is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Short-term projects in Creating, Knowing and Sharing and Calgary Arts Development ArtShare program.
"Inni" was an official Fairy Tales Film Festival 2020 Selection and nominated for World/Cultural Recording of the year and Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Award for the 2021 YYC Music Awards.
CD Release Date: June 4th, 2021
NEW ALBUMS IN THE WORKS I am also excited to announce that I am writing a new album of original music, supported by Calgary Arts Development. This project is also supported by the Connexions program from Canadian New Music Network and will be recorded in November 2021.
A new Indigenous Classical Music CD is also in the works, to be recorded in April of 2022. This project is supported by Calgary Arts Development.
I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
CLASSICAL MUSIC TOUR **POSTPONED**
The Indigenous classical CD project will be followed by a spring tour presented by Living Room Live in BC and AB. The dates will be announced in November. Watch here to see if we will be coming to an AB or BC town near you! If you would like us to visit, please contact Living Room Live with your request.
COMPOSITION PROJECTS ART SONGS FOR NEW BEGINNINGS BY DENISE RIVERA I have been asked to compose a 3-minute voice art song for an anthology of songs as an "answer to the canonical 24 Italian songs, but with a modern twist". THis project is headed by Denise Rivera and will be published in late 2022. Updates are available on Facebook and Twitter under #ArtSongsForNewBeginnings
STORIES OF MY PEOPLE SUITE I have received funding from Calgary Arts Development Original Peoples Investment Fund to compose new works for flute and piano. Stories Of My People includes 3 movements for Flute/Alto Flute and Piano. World Premier of 1. Winter Sorrows and Summer Flowers was on July 1st at the Pender Island Flute Retreat. Watch Here. The world premier of movement two will be at Valhalla Schools of Music in August 2021. Lauren Eselson will perform both movements. Stay tuned for the premier of movement 3.
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PROJECT: Muskwa's Mountain Home I have been offered a commission to write a symphonic piece for a new series with Tom Jackson along with Jason Young and Sonny Ray Day Rider. Please watch the Calgary Philharmonic Communications for more information. This project is being mentored by Cris Dersken. Recording is happening at the end of October. Stay tuned for the official release date.
CECILIA CONCERTS I am the inaugural composer-in-residence for Cecilia Concerts in Halifax, NS. I look forward to sharing my new work for Flutes, Viola, and Piano on March 12th, 2022. Karen Shepherd and Beverly McKiver join me for a chamber music concert.