As many of you are aware as of late I’ve taken up playing the Theremin. Why you ask?
Well first off I’ve always been drawn to the odd, the eccentric and the magic of little known instruments and artist.
The theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). It is named after the Westernized name of its Russian inventor, Léon Theremin (Термéн), who patented the device in 1928.
You play it by interacting with the magnetic fields produced by the antennae, the vertical one controls pitch, the horizontal volume. Some say it’s as hard to play as a violin. I’m enjoying the challenge and finding playing fulfilling rewarding and fun!
Here’s a demo reel I created to show me playing. Look for more updates for when and where I’ll be playing the Theremin. Also I’ve incorporated it into my One Man Band act which is playing around town at various musical venues!
I was super excited to have the opportunity to play on the Trafalgar Stage at Khatsalano Street Festival in Vancouver B.C. this summer. It was a beautiful day and the show was super well received. Thanks to everyone who came out. I’m looking forward to the next time I get to do Hamm: One Man Band!
I’m super excited to announce my new project HAMM: ONE MAN BAND is playing the Katsahlano Street Festival this Saturday, July 9th, 4:15 at the Fourth and Trafalgar Stage!
Looking forward to seeing everyone and stayed tuned for more about my new act!
Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of working on a multimedia project with my old friend Bruce Wilson called Sunday Morning. It’s a book, an album of music, a podcast and a website! A little overwhelming I know! What I’ve contributed is music and production for the album that accompanies the book. I had the pleasure of working with some of my favourite Vancouver musicians: Coco Culbertson (The Gay and Choir Practice) on bass, Justin Leigh (Pluto) and Pete Bourne (Copyright, Destroyer) on drums, Kevin Rose (The Wongs, Tankhog) and Rolf Heatherington (Pluto) on guitar and many other great players. We recorded at Afterlife Studios and did overdubs and mixed at my Studio Little Red Sound. Here’s the first song to come out: Come The Rain. The video was done by the very talented Mr. R.D. Cane. Stay tune for more…
I’m super stoked to be recording, producing and engineering bands at Little Red Sounds with my pal Felix Fung. Recently I got to record Viewmaster a new Vancouver band featuring John Johnston of Slow Learners fame. We recorded six songs and here’s a taste of what we did. Enjoy!
It’s been one year since my last post. That’s a whole year of business that hasn’t been documented. Well my dear reader it’s time for me to catch you up with what’s been going on with my life. I’ve been playing and recording music, recording other people’s music and generally having fun. Stay tuned for that and what’s coming up!