All the News That Fits…

Hi friends! What can I say? I have an incredible amount of admiration for those souls who are able to maintain a weekly blog in the midst of their workaday existence – I’m even more humbled when I look at what I’ve got going on here and I see my last update was – mother of mercy! – June 10th. By way of apology/explanation/shameless self-promotion, allow me to offer the following quick summary of what’s been happening at HQ.

Well… there’s been a lot! In addition to the work I mentioned in my last entry (the music editing for Phin Performing Arts, for their piece Analogy for Solid Bones, which was recently performed at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa and scoring a short film, Irene, for director Vicki Donkin), I’ve also had the opportunity to work on a few exciting projects with new partners!

First, I’m tickled to report that I’ve written music for a casual video game, “Contraption Max”, soon to be released by Halifax area developers theREDspace. You can learn more about it here! Also, the Evil Twin has just achieved a very significant personal milestone – we’re delighted to report having composed the music for a feature-length film, Michael Ray Fox’s “Roaming”. You wanna see a trailer for this very sweet story? We can do that!

Expect to see this lovely little film hitting the festival circuit very soon. But wait! There’s more! The very, very coolest, and most unexpected news came very recently, when I was informed that I’ve been shortlisted for a Slaight Music Residency position at the Canadian Film Centre. What would this mean? Basically, it would give me a very unique and invaluable 9 months of learning, working, and networking through the Centre -the program affords residents opportunities to work with film industry professionals on a national and international level, as well as mentorship under one of Canada’s most successful film composers, Mychael Danna (“The Sweet Hereafter”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, the upcoming “The Life of Pi”).

So, like…holy *#$#*!

Anyways, suffice to say, we are, as the British say, chuffed! And this is all without even mentioning that Festival season will soon be upon us, so I’m hoping to have some tales to tell from there as well!

At any rate, all this talk and no music hardly seems fair, so I figured I’d close this up with a special treat – here’s a sneak preview of one of the tracks for “Contraption Max” – I’ll let you all know when the game is ready to be released so you can check it out for yourselves. In the meantime, here’s a hint of the fun and mayhem to come! Click on the link below to check it out, and as always, notes, greetings, queries, repostings and well-wishings are always welcome! Drop me a note here or by email at, or, as always, I can be found on Facebook here…and Twitter, right here!

The Big Brawl

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