51616531_10156655947821201_5312093239061250048_oI was very excited to be asked to perform a Theremin set for the 11th Anniversary of Vancouver’s variety show Paul Anthony’s Talent Time! Once a month Paul puts together a show of singers, dancers, comedians and any kind of performers he can get his hands on and throws it all together at Vancouver’s Rio Theatre.  Two years ago I did a set of Christmas songs and was asked to bring the magic of the Theremin back to the show.  Also a big shout out to cohost Ryan Beil and the amazing cast and crew that have pulled this show together for the past 11 and years and made some of the best entertainment Vancouver has to offer.  Bravo Talent Time!

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to travel in early December to Oakland to take lessons and participate in Theremin workshops with renowned Thereminist Dorit Chrysler . It took place in a very cool warehouse loft run by OK Stereo.  I also got to spend the week with my old friend Lev Delaney and who showed me around Oakland and of course took me to some of Oakland’s best restaurants.  Dorit was a gracious teacher.  We talked a lot about Theremin and how exciting it is to share enthusiasm for this unique and still unexplored instrument!47579399_10156837861549913_3797066658091106304_n

2017 saw the rerelease of Against The Glass, my band from the 80’s break through EP originally put out by Zulu Records, this time by Artoffact Records.  To promote the release Slow reformed in December of 2017 and did three sold out shows at Vancouver’s Fox Theatre to widespread acclaim.  That was followed up by a sold out ten night stand at the legendary Penthouse Cabaret in March of 2018 and an Eastern Canadian tour.  You can find out more at thisisslow.com.  Stay tuned for more…slow

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IMG_1274.JPG This summer I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Colmar, France to take Theremin lessons from two of the finest Theremin players in the world, Thierry Frenkel and Carolina Eyck.  The academy drew players, twenty in all, from all over Europe and North America.  Over five days I took private lessons from Carolina and participated in workshops about advanced theremin playing, improvisation and instrument maintenance.  I had the privilege to sit in on  practices of Thierry’s theremin ensemble comprised of players from all over Europe.  After long days of classes I got to socialize with new friends at a cafe in the Colmar town square in the shadow of a medieval church.  I can hardly wait to attend another academy. What a life altering experience!