October 25, 2009, at the Hysteria Festival of Women at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, I’ll be performing as part of Evalyn Parry‘s fantastic new bicycle piece– she has written a new suite of songs, stories, and spoken word about bicycling today and in the roaring 1890’s. Brad Hart plays the bicycle, and I play the pedals and lights, as well as some other free reed instruments like accordion, harmonica, and melodica. If you’re in Toronto, it’s one night only (at least for this time around), but look out for more dates to come. 


Faction back in Action

faction2 Mid-August means back to work for a couple of weeks of workshopping with Public Recordings and dancemaker and director Ame Henderson on her Faction project. Through a residency at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, Faction is a piece in development over the course of three years (2008-2010). I’m doing some interesting sound design/sound choreography using micro-cassette recorders, and other kinds of magnetic tape tricks. Here’s the official blurb:

“Public Recordings are very pleased to be a new resident company at the Theatre Centre with the project Faction, a collaboration with writer Bobby Theodore, sound artist Anna Friz, designer Trevor Schwellnus and the performers Joe Cobden, Frank Cox-O’Connell and Brendan Gall.

Faction is a work that explores the murky territory between truth and fiction, and choreographed and unrehearsed movement. Using personal stories as the starting point, the work interrogates the relationship between artifice and authenticity in a theatrical event.”

The piece should be premiering in the fall of 2010, details to come!