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This page is still very much under construction; I haven't yet decided on the best way to arrange the content... But here are a few pieces in the meantime.


Drill - 5th mvt A highly rhythmic, two-piano piece based on Scott Joplin and Steve Martland, named after Martland's piece of the same name. The recording is a bit rough, but played excellently by pianists Jonathan Klassen and Stephen Runge.
3 Part Riff Thickly layered, heavily-driven piece in changing meters. It was written with the intention of accompanying any form of visual media. Should be listened to loud! Played on ZeD TV a couple of times.
Short Dialogues - 1 The first of several short vibraphone duets. All were originally conceived for larger ensembles, which over time have been distilled more and more into their present forms. This one is a gentle, unpresuming little piece, reminiscient of Arvo Part.
5-Wood Peter-Gabriel-esque; hums along in a comfortable 5/4.
Lyric Suite - 3rd Mvt This is the 3rd movement of a piece for large ensemble (2 violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, soprano and alto sax). It's very much minimalist-sounding, inspired by Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich. Conducted by Andr´┐Ż Cormier.
Serenade Back in 2005, I was asked to write a short piece for harmonica and banjo for use in a documentary. Although it was never user I've always been rather pleased with the final result. Very simple; Amelie-like.
Elf Carnival This was written for the short film "Random Acts" directed by Shay Wilson, a Vancouver-based filmmaker. A shameless mix of Danny Elfman and Saint Saen's "Aquarium", from Carnival of the Animals.
6.75% Variable Interest Rate Polka A sad, mournful polka. Like so many others, I helped fund my post-secondary education through provincial and federal student loans. Well, the time has now come for me to pay them back. I've learned that while paying them back is one thing, paying back with interest is another. Only a polka could best express my melancholy. The sod is, it's now up to 8.5%...
Koto Hoedown I guess the name says it all... Funky little piece.
Something Apt A simple, sweet piece used in a local Vancouver-based short film "Hostel Witness". I wrote various other incidental music for the film, but this was the only complete piece.