On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, I participated in a Canada Council for the Arts supported project led by Ensemble Phth. We rehearsed and recorded a demo of Eic Satie’s Messe des pauvres at Missione Maria Ausiliatrice. We also witnessed the extraordinary moment when the conductor, Varham Sarkissian said that the choir will follow the organists’s lead in dynamics. I asked him to repeat so that we have a video of this rarest of moments!
I am honoured to have been interviewed for Anicia Kohler’s weekly vignettes that will eventually become a German-English bilingual book.
You can read the entire interview, 37th in the series, HERE It is accompanied by a partial video of my recording of her work, “Sleep”
My podcast, Topical reflections on music, which is avalable on nine different platforms, has now its own wordpress blog, for those who wish to easily subscribe. You can visit HERE
On Wendesday, March 3, 2021, my work “Noodling along” for trumpet was presented on Microwave, a microtonal music programme on Amherst Island Radio (USA) that runs on Wednesdays between 10 and 11 PM. Special thanks to the curator and host, composer James Mulvale. You can consult and download all public episodes HERE
On December 31st 2020 between 20h and 20h45 and on January 1st 2021 between 12h30 and 13h25, the Toronto and Montréal based listeners of Radio Maria enjoyed a broadcast of an excerpt from the Missione Maria-Ausiliatrice Christmas concert.
Special thanks to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere Italiano for the article on the concert dated December 23rd, 2012, that helped with publicity. The article can be read HERE
My article “Recognizing musical instruments: partial and complete excavation finds, and depictions on Thracian cultural objects”, which was presented at the 7th Harmony in Diversity conference earlier this December 2020, was published by the State University of Library Science and Information Technologies.
Click HERE to download the PDF
On December 18, 2020, at 7 PM was released online the Christmas concert that I recorded on December 12th together with my long-time collaborator baritone Jean-Pierre Couturier, as well as tenor Luigi Insogna, soprano Gianna Scarapicchia and accordion player Bartolomeo Marsillo. The ensemble welcomed a special guest, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Leader of the Chambre des communes, who performed the guitar both as soloist and as accompanist.
The full concert can be viewed HERE The full repertoire list, featuring the best-known Italian popular songs, can be found in the description of the video with the relevant hyperlinks.
The following sponsors made this realization possible: The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Marc Tanguay, MP for La Fontaine, the pharmacist Olivier Guertin, Bari Shoes RDP, Monte Carlo flower shop, Dionne Dry Cleaners, Euromarché Laval, V&S Travel, Zone Shoes, Casa Dynasty, Intermarché Lagoria RDP, as well as the community organization Chez le P’tit Père.
On December 12, 2020, I gave a presentation on “Recognizing musical instruments: partial and complete excavation finds, and depictions on Thracian cultural objects” during the 9th session of the seventh annual conference “Harmony in Diversity”, organized by the University for library sciences and information technologies and the Bulgarian forum for interreligious dialogue and collaboration. My article on the topic will be published in English the proceedings.
My 50-minute interview for the podcast “À l’écoute” (in French) with Haitian film-maker Jean-Marie Solon, was released today, December 12, 2020. You can listen by clicking HERE. Note that the audio quality is poor due to a unknown technical problem.