Writing

MUSIC JOURNALISM

My writing about music and musicians has appeared regularly in Musicworks Magazine since 2008. In 2015, I became one of their contributing editors.  Within that time I’ve written everything from reviews to cover features, spanning various styles of across the gamut of exploratory music.  In 2017, my profile on Halifax musician Nick Dourado was nominated for a National Magazine Award (Best Profile).

Here is a selection of features I’ve written for them:
Maria De Alvear, Rebel By Nature (Issue 131)
Sarah Hennies, Linguist In The Land Of Noises (Issue 130)
Allison Cameron’s Rarefied Soundworld (Issue 122)
The New Sounds of Lebanon (Issue 117)

And here are some reviews:
Samuel Andreyev — Music With No Edges (Online)
Kyle Gann — Hyperchromatica (Issue 132)
Rasmussen, Damon, Dorji — To The Animal Kingdom (Issue 129)
Matana Roberts — Coin Coin Chapter 3: River Run Thee (Issue 121)
Linda Catlin Smith — Ballad (Issue 108)
Brian Ruryk — Cycle of Fords (Issue 107)

My work has also appeared in The Wire, Exclaim!, and the Banff Centre’s InStudio Magazine, including their Spring 2018 cover story.

 

LINER NOTES

In addition to critical/ journalistic writing about music, I’ve also crafted notes to accompany a number of notable recordings:

Bekah Simms — Impurity Chains (2018, Centrediscs)
Juno-nominated compendium by this emerging Canadian composer.

Michael Vincent Waller — Trajectories (Vinyl Edition — 2017, Recital)

The Canadian Composers Series
(2016-7, Another Timbre)
Ten-CD series of work by various experimental Canadian composers including Linda Catlin Smith, Cassandra Miller, Martin Arnold, Lance Austin Olsen, Alex Jang, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Marc Sabat, and Chiyoko Szlavnics. My essay appears in an accompanying booklet with photos, art and interviews, and online.

Syrinx — Tumblers From The Vault (2015, RVNG)
A reissue of the entire discography of pioneering Canadian trio.

Intersystems — Intersystems (2014, Alga Marghen)
Essay for a book accompanying this complete-discography reissue.