Piano and Erhu Project Vol. 2

Artist: Corey Hamm, Nicole Li
Label: Redshift Records

Nicole Li and Corey Hamm are a dynamic Vancouver-based duo that have commissioned dozens of new works for piano and erhu (a traditional Chinese violin with two strings). Volume Two of their Piano and Erhu Project includes the piece they commissioned from me, Who Made the Inch of Grass. A delicate, lyrical piece, it explores the types of ornamentation idiomatic to the erhu, juxtaposed against a floating, asynchronous piano that weaves in and out of the melodic framework.


Artist: Toca Loca
Label: Centrediscs / Centredisques CMCCD 15009

Toca Loca’s debut album, P*P, includes a fantastic version of my piece, Culture no.2 (or, Shoot Like a Film Star). It also includes great pieces by a range of Canadian composers in the classical, jazz, and pop idioms. From the ensemble:

P*P examines the fierce and fearsome taxonomy that historically has made some composers soulfully classical, and others popular. The cutting-edge of Canada’s composers write P*P-length, P*P-inspired works, the All-Stars of jazz throw their hats in the ring, and some of Canada’s most interesting indie-rockers flex their contemporary music chops.”

SCI CD Series no. 24: “Soliloquies”

Artist: Various
Label: Naxos/Capstone Records, CPS 8812

My piece Culture no.1 was included on the annual Society of Composers, Inc. compilation CD in 2009. This piece for harp, piano, and laptop was chosen for the Gaudeamus competition in 2006 in Amsterdam, and the score has also been published by the SCI Journal of Scores.

ISCM Canadian Section: 2008 Selected Works

Artist: Various
Label: ISCM 2006

My piece Culture no.3 was included in the ISCM Canadian Section’s presentation at the ISCM World Music Days in Lithuania in 2008, alongside works by Omar Daniel, Michael Matthews, Robert Pritchard, Frank Koustrup, Jean Routhier, and Rose Bolton. The ISCM hosts World Music Days in a different country each year and presents works by all countries that have ISCM national associations.