November Music: Norm and Trace in The Netherlands #3

I’m learning things here. Things about history, music, and bike riding! Bike riding is easy: It makes sense here. Everything is set up to accommodate cyclists, and Juliet and I have taken advantage of that over the past 24 hours, […]

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November Music: Norm and Trace in The Netherlands #2

The flight was surprisingly fast, we arrived an hour early due to favourable winds! I met up with Allison and Linda and we got the train to Den Bosch. We were forced to kill a few hours before we could […]

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November Music: Norm and Trace in The Netherlands – #1

I will admit, it’s a real relief to travel without that cello! Even with heavy cases, and carbon fibre construction, there is a layer of stress that I am happily not feeling right now. Travelling light is amazing…. I’m on […]

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Glasgow Again 3

Glasgow Again 3

I swore I would never again book 6 am flights for myself (or anyone) again, but that direct flight from Heathrow to Halifax is too short to pass up….So here I am bleary eyed, waiting for my gate to be […]

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Glasgow Again 2

We’ve spent the last few hours today working with different cello sounds and materials. It’s kind of hilarious work, as we’re exploring extended techniques and relatively open appearing instructions in really detailed ways! It sounds a bit like a study […]

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Glasgow Again

Scotland is pretty predictable from the air. There are always clouds, always glimpses of bright green and damp (often sodden) fields. Pavements are shiny with wet. And from the ground it seems like you can view all weather just by […]

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Where do Musicians Go?

Where do Musicians Go? I was asked by the marketing director of Symphony Nova Scotia to write a small piece for SNS followers about my departure from the orchestra. I’m always happy to do this as it serves me as […]

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Final Ross Creek

Our Ross Creek experience ended up being just what I’d hoped for! A little isolation for us to work, a little rural Nova Scotian winter for Nick. We got all that. Plus we got freedom, ideas, good beer, recordings of […]

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Ross Creek 2

Ross Creek 2

It has snowed all day. Things are turning out just as I had hoped! Nick is freezing, the fields surrounding the centre are now white: He’s really experiencing Nova Scotia at its most wintery. We are working too, I’m practicing […]

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Ross Creek 1

Ross Creek 1

February 18, 2018 Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is down a long driveway off a 3km dirt road off a secondary road (don’t turn toward the Lookoff! go the OTHER way!). I wanted to bring Nick Fells, my Dwelling […]

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