“Breakglass Sessions” is out now!!

The album is out now!!! You can find all the videos on the “videos” page of this website, and the album can be streamed on any of the major streaming platforms plus on bandcamp (where you can optionally purchase it) below.

I’m so grateful to everyone who made this possible – hope you enjoy the music and videos and stay tuned for more to come!

Exciting news

I’m very pleased to announce that a selection of my compositions and arrangements are now available for purchase through Whitewater Music Publications! Whitewater is a fantastic new publishing company providing super high-quality charts of Canadian composers and arrangers that aren’t available elswehere and I’m honoured to be part of their roster!

For now there are two original compositions of mine for Octet, “A Night With No Wind” and “The Great Grasshopper Race,” as well as an arrangement of “Greensleeves” for Octet. I’ll be gradually adding more pieces to these, including some arranged for student/intermediate-level ensembles. If you are looking for sheet music for a piece of mine that’s not available through Whitewater, feel free to contact me about it directly!

“A Boat to Nowhere” EP

Back in 2016 I recorded some music in one of my favourite formats – saxophone and piano duo – with one of my favourite pianists, Andrew Boudreau. I even made a blog post about how the recordings were “coming soon”… well, here they are! Stretching the definition of “soon” and maybe stretching out a little bit on some original tunes, plus one from Thelonious Monk.

The EP will be released exclusively (for now) on Bandcamp where you can stream or download it in the high quality digital format of your choice. It’s also “Bandcamp Friday” which means that 100% of the revenue from sales goes directly to the artist.

I’m looking forward to sharing this music and I hope you’ll check it out!

New release by the History of Gunpowder!

I had the immense pleasure of playing several saxophones and clarinet on the latest album by History of Gunpowder, and now you can have the immense pleasure of listening to it! Alex Morison wrote some fantastic material for this and I think the final product is something really special.

Stream it here or on your favourite streaming service!

Ensemble Frédéric Hébert

Very excited to announce the release of the first song from the upcoming album of Fred Hébert, which I am very proud to have been a part of!

the album will be released on January 14 at Le Zaricot (Ste-Hyacinthe) and January 16 at Résonance Café (Montréal).

you (yes, you!) can support the album here.

Fred writes wonderful music and it is a joy to be a part of his ensemble!

exciting things to come!

emilyoopsmini

for the past year or so i’ve been putting a lot of work into this new thing called the Oops Kitchen and now we are finally sharing it with the world! we’ve been writing, rehearsing, and recording a whole bunch of material (including some fun christmas surprises) that will soon be released into the physical and electronic world for your listening enjoyment.

you can come hear us play at Cafe Bistro Bobby McGee (3213 rue Ontario est) on November 6 at 830pm, as well as l’Escalier (552, rue Sainte-Catherine est, 2nd floor) on December 10 6-8pm, and another date in December TBA.

the oops kitchen is:

iola patalas – flute and vocals
michael johancsik – “organ,” guitar-shaped object, others
florence lemieux – violin and vocals
mathieu mcconnell-enright – bass

stay tuned for updates and recordings as they come out!

*credit to iola patalas for the painting