What’s the Buzz, Tell Me What’s Happening!

Hey friends! Been quiet on the FB front for a little while, but thought I’d bring you up to speed with what’s been happening at Evil Twin Global Subjugation HQ (Music Division). My apologies, as usual, for the radio silence, but as you can see, I’ve been a bit preoccupied…

First of all, congratulations to Vicki Donkin and Colin Tanner for completing their Film Five project “Irene” (which gave me the chance to write some decidedly twisty, dark, and unnerving music – thanks guys!). Look for it to be hitting the festival circuit in the coming months! For more info, check out this link!

Second, congratulations to Lisa Phinney Langley, and her Phin dance company, who’ll soon be in Ottawa for the Canada Dance Festival. Their music was composed Halifax’s own amazing Sageev Oore, and Lisa entrusted me with doing some editing and post-production enhancement of the music. Quite a thrill! You can read more about Phin right here

Finally, I’m in the midst of writing some music for another (for the moment) top secret project…but it’s been a special treat working on it, and I can’t wait to share the fruits of my labours. Will be keeping you all posted soon!

And that’s it for the updates – hope everyone’s having a wonderful Spring and gearing up for some Summer fun! As always, keep in touch!

Music, Memory & Macca

Hi all! Quick note on this very worthy website & touching example of the potency of the linkages between our life experiences and the music that has had the most effect on our lives. If you haven’t seen this yet, please do check it out! Smiles and tears in equal measure ahead:

It’s pretty obvious the role that music has had in this man’s life; the change in his face and posture and level of animation tells it all! It’s probably a fair guess to say he’s a musician besides – the man certainly can sing. It’s very moving to see this man’s responses, and is also a very sad commentary on the level of personalized care that we provide to many of our seniors, when something so simple can immeasurably improve quality of life.

For those of us fortunate enough not to be languishing in a faux-vegetative state (yet), there’s a lesson here as well. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all had these kinds of experiences with music, where certain songs can instantly transport us back to a particular place and time. For me, this one places me at the Pine Cone Trailer Park in Sussex, New Brunswick (and some very flattering reviews of the park can be found here – nice to see it’s still a great, kid-friendly place!), playing pinball in the rec center, in the summer of 1976.

So double nostalgia on a day like this, when the days are getting longer, Spring is in the air, and even though I haven’t been in school for years, I still feel like summer vacation is just around the corner. Such is the power of a simple tune, and such is the power that music can bring to your production, be it a film, game, advertisement, TV show, or most any other visual medium! Got musical needs? We oughta talk.

In the meantime, though, what about you – what songs transport you? Let me know either here in the comments section, or here, or here!