Shattering the Silence, Acadia’s New Music Festival starts next week and the guitar department will be well represented. The Acadia guitar quartet is going to play Philip Glass’ 3rd String Quartet (Mishima), Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape With Rain & a brand new piece from Martin Campbell (Acadia composition student) called ‘Perspectives’. It should be a […]

There’s going to be lots of classical guitar offerings at the TR concert tonight including: The Acadia Guitar Quartet (Me, Alec Leard, Matthew Martin & Jeff Torbert) will play the entire 3rd String Quartet by Philip Glass The Cormier/Martin Guitar Duo will play Jongo by Paulo Bellinati And Alec Leard, winner of this year’s Tom […]

So I’ve just gotten home from a few weeks on the road. Edmonton and Montreal were great. I got to hear many good players while I was out, but I’m very happy to be home again. The next thing that I’m getting ready for is another concert playing the great Steve Reich piece 2×5….time to […]

Well it’s official, I’ll be judging the 2012 Montreal Guitar Competition this year again! you can read more about that here. I’ll be playing a concert as well as a masterclass that weekend which is right after I return from adjudicating the Edmonton Kiwanis (busy April this year). Also I’ve added some non-classical-guitar gigs to […]

It’s been a very long time since I posted anything, so it’s my new year’s resolution to do more this year. This first post of the year will be a computer post. Over the holidays I picked up a MacBook Air, and I have to say I love the design. Some of the highlights include: back-lit keyboard, multi-touch […]

While I was in school studying music, on more than one occasion I would hear my profs speak about “Desert Island Discs” ….. music they simply couldn’t live without. Well you may find this funny coming from a professional musician but I have finally come to the realization today that there is music I truly […]

I’m just starting to fully realize how truly amazing mencoder actually is. It’s helping me do things that I previously thought were impossible. For example, I have a few avi files which were split to fit on multiple cds. Now every time in the past that I’ve tried to combine these I’ve seen disaster (problems […]