January 10, 2020
Welcome -- I've gone .com!!
Today marks the launch of my website. On this platform I have a comprehensive list of my works, access to media, and a calendar of upcoming events. On the home page you will find a "blog" with updates of my life as a freelance composer. And in standard web page fashion, I have a contact page where you can feel free to reach out to say hello (or inquire about purchasing sheet music *wink*!).
**Update - Feb 6, 2020 - this is now going to be an actual blog on an actual dedicated page! I'm learning!**
2020 marks the beginning of my journey as a full-time freelance composer! This is something I have been dreaming about doing for close to 15 years. For quite a while I had been working part-time as a composer while holding a secondary job at a library. Both jobs gave me lots of fulfillment, but I never felt like I was ever fully present at either of them. It was as if I were only ever a partial version of myself - I was always divided between composing and librarianship. It was like Gollum and Smeagol - two persons trying to have full control of me with neither half functioning overly well (okay, maybe not the best comparison - it's not like I snuck around the library stacks muttering about the sneaky, nasty hobbitses... I digress).
Now that I have taken the leap into full-time freelance-dom (it's a word...), I'm able to fully focus on composition and really dig my teeth into the projects I'm working on. I'm incredibly excited about how much more indepth my study will become, and how much I'm going to be able to challenge myself and grow as a composer and a musician, and hopefully, as a person. I am certain that I will discover new things about myself, and make new connections with the community here.
As for what I'm working on...
Presently I am working in a collaboration with Collectif, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Freeflow Dance Company, and fellow emerging composers Tiess McKenzie and Alex Tosh on a comic opera of reimagined and reorganized Mozart arias. The members of Collectif have devised a humorous tale surrounding Mozart's wedding.
I am also in the finishing stages of reworking my and Michelle Telford's first collaboration "Orpheus and Eurydice...ish". So keep your eyes out for information on a performance of "Orpheus" in a double bill with "Book of Faces."
But I gotta jet - the boss is calling me! (ha! these jokes are far from getting old!)