In preparation to bring NATION on tour later this month, we began work on the project – specifically on the concept, story and performance – in October at Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, NS. Nick Bottomley and I have been fortunate to create this show in numerous beautiful retreats in beautiful places, and Parrsboro is no exception. It’s a small town in Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy with a rich history of ship building, lumbering and coal during […]
We are bringing the concert NATION to Sydney, NS, Halifax, NS and Charlottetown, PE! Do you live in one of these places or know somebody who does? Nick Bottomley and I along with Richie Wilcox and Matt Miller are bringing our full show to move your thoughts, vibrate your body and ears and mesmerize your eyes. We’ll show you a part of our minds with music made live from sound samples of the natural world amidst a sliced panorama of video projections. […]
@WilcoxRichie helped me out on vocals for this and he named it too which spawned the lyrics. It began with the little piano run you hear at the beginning and grew from there. I was interested in trying some different things out with form and also to try and push the sound design through the piece to have lots of movement and modulation, something that could reveal new layers upon multiple listens. I think moving forward there’s a few things […]
Get the free NATION – EP#1 and lose yourself in the dense, dreamy sounds of NATION. The music for this project is constructed from 100% found sound and field recordings from around the world, which is what gives it a unique sound design aspect. EP#1 contains four tracks which are part of the live show and you’re going to love em – so head over to the “Free Music” tab or just go ahead and grab it right now!
Wow. The debut of NATION was a really amazing success in Lethbridge. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and helped put the show together! Jaime Vedres and his pal Jason Hedley were in the house to capture photos and videos and you can check out some of those shots in the NATION gallery. Well well well, what’s next? Look for NATION this summer on Canada’s east coast before we go into mega-planning mode. We’ll be getting the album together, […]
The set has arrived from Halifax, media interviews are happening all week, the team arrive from Halifax on Monday and we rehearse until Thursday when we get to actually put this sucker up for the first time. It feels surreal actually. It’s the first time I’ve worked on something for this long, this deliberately. With my name attached securely to it. I’m both really excited and very nervous. Not bad nerves, but nerves that are reminding me that every living […]
That light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter by day. Tickets are now on sale for NATION on March 5th at CASA. Space is limited for this one-night-only world premiere so I strongly advise grabbing tickets in advance at any of the amazing local businesses below! Chandelier: NATION Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm Tickets: $15 available at: Club Didi, Umami Shop, Blueprint Records, U of L Box Office (cash only)
For the past year I’ve been working with an incredible team to develop a show we call Nation. Finally, this November, we got to a point where we’re in “beta” with the show, we’ve shown it to an audience and the thing ACTUALLY EXISTS! Huge. This month I’m working on recordings of the material for an album version which is really exciting. I’m planning for a showing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in early 2015 with extensive touring to follow in […]