Jul
12
2010

Evolving

When we do MIDI backing tracks for live shows, they can go through many incarnations as time progresses from first sketch to first performance. I thought I’d just give a brief example of how I receive the music, and even though this example isn’t finished (we’re still waiting on final arrangements before doing any more […]

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Jul
11
2010

LASS Update

LA Scoring Strings is a most fantastic string library, and recently it was updated to add a function called Auto Accompaniment.  If this brings back memories of the old Casio or Bontempi keyboards, you’ll have to clear your mind.  What auto accompaniment does here is split parts intelligently between the instruments playing.  What that means […]

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Mar
27
2010

Electronic Music Concert

I was honoured to be invited to have a piece played at the electronic music end of year concert at MUN on April 9th. I jumped at the chance, and have been working at re-working, starting with a piece that I wrote back in 2006 called Jarresque (named after one of the pioneers in electronic music, […]

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Mar
06
2010

New project

I am currently working with Jason Hayward on an interesting album of electronic music.  This is likely to be ongoing for some time, but it makes a great change from the more traditional instrumentation I tend to work with.

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Jul
26
2009

Releases…

Chris Kirby had the release of his latest CD, Vampire Hotel, in Toronto last Friday night, July 24th.  Rich played trumpet on several tracks alongside horn players Susan Evoy, Chris Harnett and John Duff. This is one funky CD! Next Saturday, August 1st, Jason Noble sees the release of his book The Stupendous Adventure of Gregory […]

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