like many musicians since lockdowns began, i have been exploring the world of producing music at home. some of the results of this exploration can be heard on the oops kitchen’s apocalypse radio soundcloud (you can listen from the beginning and hear our progression as we get better at home recording/production – or listen in reverse and hear us get more and more lo-fi). as a way of challenging myself both to learn a new side of the music-making process and to write more music, i’ve decided to start a project of writing, recording, and producing/mixing songs at home, with the idea that they will all be kind of mini-songs that don’t need to have traditional forms or pre-conceived arrangements.
without further ado, here is the first one! hope you enjoy. you can also check it out on youtube.
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!
Please enjoy this first video of the “Breakglass Sessions” series, featuring some of my tunes played by my quartet and septet! This one features Marie Fatima Rudolf on Rhodes, Mathieu McConnell-Enright on bass, and Guillaume Pilote on drums.
I wrote this tune a few years ago inspired by a hearing a rhythm (the 3+2+2+3+2 figure you can hear at the ends of the A sections and during the interludes/outro) in a Kočani Orkestar tune and thinking it was just a very cool way of dividing up a measure of 12/8. I’ll be releasing these videos weekly for the next little while so stay tuned! Also, once all the videos are released, the music will be available on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms!
recorded at Breakglass Studio by Milo Johnson, filmed by Nick Jewell, and mastered by Jon Kaspy. thanks also to Will Bennett for guidance on the mixing.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
I’ve been working on writing and rehearsing some new quartet music this year, and we were able to record and film(!) it at Breakglass studios this past weekend. I’m excited to share it with you but in the meantime here’s a couple of screen grabs since we were all too in the music to remember to take photos!
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!
Andrew Boudreau is a fantastic pianist and friend who I have been playing with in different contexts for many years now, and earlier this year I decided to finally document some of the music we make together. I think some of it turned out pretty cool so stay tuned as it finds its way onto the internet!