My main area of interest is finding new ways of creating music. This sometimes involves building experimental musical instruments and developing new playing methods.  Here are some examples of ideas I have been working on, mostly experimental percussion. I currently live in Toronto.

Experiments

Spring Dulcimer: A hammered dulcimer that uses springs instead of wires.

Spring Pan Kit: The spring dulcimer incorporated into a drum kit with a modified pan drum and steel kick drum.

Urban Sound Exploration: Many interesting sounds can be found in abandoned factories.

Poly-rhythmic Knob Twiddling: A way of bringing drum rudiments to electronic music.

Musical Feedback: This is what microphone feedback sounds like when it is used musically.

Tabludu Kit: An attempt to bring Eastern tabla drumming together with Western kit drumming.

Technorgano: An attempt to create an organic sounding techno by not using sampling or sequencers. It was a collection of songs I recorded between 1998 and 1999 in my basement on a four track during a time when I was almost penniless.  I later cleaned up and mixed the tracks for this album on the computer in 2002.  I literally used scrap materials such as found percussion, air ducts, balloons, child instruments bought at garage sales, old cheap effects, and borrowed instruments.  The album includes some early attempts at Poly-rhythmic Knob Twiddling.  All sounds were hand manipulated, hence the name, Technorgano. More than anything it is a testimony to what you can do with limited resources if you put your mind to it.  The name of the album is, Hello.

SOI: A band I did an album with in 2003.  I also produced that album.  SOI is an acronym for Source Of Insight. The album was based on a series of improvisational recordings that were edited down to choice clips. These clips were then pieced together to form songs.  We used guitar, bass, Moog, tablas, piano, cello, mandolin and a few nick knacks.