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Banff Centre / The Club Concert / End of a residency


This residency at the Banff Centre has been amazing. I’ve never got so much work done in a such a relatively short concentrated period of time. I’ll miss the Elk passing by, the good people I’ve met and hung out with (Dan and Daniela in Snowblink, Andy McGuire, and Graham Lessard and his beautiful family…to name a few), the hikes, the jazz jams, the international flavour, the Richard Armstrong Vocal Workshop…I could go on. Yeah yeah, the food in the cafeteria after 5.5 weeks gets to you, but it’s nothing like the 6 days of white bread and Nutella I had while visiting friends in Durban, South Africa years ago.

I’ll be closing out the residency with a duo show with my trusted companion and musical machine Kristina Koropecki (cello/musical saw/autoharp/kick drum/voice) with a show at The Club (here at the Banff Centre) on Monday, June 10th, 8pm. We’re looking forward to trying out some new material and the show will be recorded.

We’ll be back in Montreal in about 2 weeks, will finish the new album in July, and it should be coming out in October. The inside of the laboratory (Cardinal Studio):……..mucho amor….M&K.

Cardinal Studio

Cardinal Studio

Two more shows before a nice break / Banff Centre


We’ve got two shows this weekend coming up ::

vendredi, le 12 avril :: Centre culturel de Beloeil @ Beloeil, QC
saturday, April 13th :: Le Mouton Noir @ Val David, QC

We also just pretty much finished 7 songs for the new album. We spent 10 days at Breakglass Studios with the one and only Jace Lasek (of The Besnard Lakes). It was very very productive and we got some killer sounds and goodies that will come out in October. 3 more to be recorded in July.

I’ll be spending 6 weeks at the Banff Centre in May and June composing in one of their Leighton Colony Cabins in the woods. I simply cannot wait for this.

A small photo of ‘to do’ list from day 7 I think….


to do