Summer 2016

Hello world…

As ever, there is some exciting news coming down the pipes that I thought I would share.  Its been a busy summer… that seems to be the standard greeting amongst most of my friends these days.  I think that’s a good thing.  As long as there is still time to enjoy the spoils of all of the work.  Here is what I’ve been up to:

Open Shadow:

Over the past couple of months I have been composing and recording a score along with my good friend Drew Jurecka for a feature documentary film called Open Shadow.  It is a film about self help guru Teal Swan.  A woman who suffered tremendous abuse in her youth and has come out of it and become a spiritual healer.  The process was really fun and Drew and I are quite proud of what we created.  The film was made by Director Paola Marina in conjunction with Sama Waham and will hopefully be premiering early next year.  Stay tuned for more info on that front.

 

DoubleTooth:

It’s been a while since we last performed, but the silence has ended.  DoubleTooth is pleased to be a contributing performer to this years Dusk Dances @ Withrow Park.  Between the dates of Aug 1 – 7.  Dusk Dances is a wonderful modern dance festival that has been happening in Canada for the past 20 plus years.  It consists of 4 or 5 pieces of choreography that are site specific and performed throughout a public park.  The audience is taken from site to site by a wonderful MC and its a very magical event.  This year DoubleTooth will be playing a half hour set to start off the event every day.  We will be playing from 7-7:30pm and on the thursday and sunday there will be a matinee that starts at 2pm.  The performance will be in conjunction with a Nia dance class that is being taught by Martha Randall.  We hope to provide a perfect energetic arc for the dance class.  We will be playing some of the music from our first album – Volume 1, mixed with some of the newer material that we are working on.  Come and see what this will bring…

 

Lydia Persaud:

I have been working with a wonderful soulful singer named Lydia Persaud.  She is a great songwriter who has been singing in many groups around Toronto.  She plays with the O’Pears and has provided backing vocals to countless Canadian artists.  Her and I sat down together and workshopped some tunes and then recorded an EP.  The whole thing was recorded straight to tape and never touched a computer.  It was a very magical experience.  The EP will be released very soon.  We are currently doing a few shows to prepare for the release party.  the next one will be at the Cameron house, 6pm on Aug 9th.  Definitely keep your ears open for this.  She is fantastic!

Thats all for now.  Hope to see you at some or one of these events.  Stay cool and hydrated!

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