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4 March 2015

I'm very excited to be undertaking a large project with ensemble proton bern. The ensemble will be coming to Radio France in Paris in May-June 2015 to record seven of my chamber and solo pieces for a new solo CD to be released in the fall through Torpor Vigil. The group has been working on some of the pieces we are recording literally for years now, so you can expect a very high degree of perfection in these recordings. Proton will give two concerts in Bern in May in connection with the CD, as well as a third concert in St. Petersburg. These concerts will feature the first performances of a new trio for oboe d'amore, viola and harp, as well as the premiere of an expanded version of À propos du concert de la semaine dernière, for piano and seven instruments.

Following the successful premiere of The Flash of the Instant for orchestra in January, Esprit Orchestra has commissioned another ochestral work from me, which will be premiered at Koerner Hall in Toronto in 2016.

I'm pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of my newest book, The Relativistic Empire, with Bookthug (Toronto). This is a major collection of poetry I've been working on since 2010, and Bookthug will be organising a launch/reading in October 2015--more details to come.

Finally, my ongoing collaboration with the Strasbourg-based ensemble Hanatsu Miroir has lead to an ambitious tour project. The ensemble will be performing in multiple venues in Ontario and Quebec in late October 2015, including the Music Gallery in Toronto. Full program details will be announced here later in the year.

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