DON’T LET ME FALL TOO FAR has been nominated for East Coast Music Award, Electronic Recording of the Year! Lots of folks to thank here so here it goes!
GREAT NEWS! I’ve been invited to showcase in Dallas, Texas for the 48th Annual The National Flute Association Convention. This is the largest convention for flutists in the world and such a HUGE honour to be a part of! Dallas will be buzzing with thousands of flutists from all over! The convention will celebrate the many diverse ways that flutists forge distinct paths in our community.
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It’s been an exciting time with the highly-anticipated album release of SIGHT by Toronto’s Pick A Piper. Caribou musician, Brad Weber invited me to record flute for his Pick a Piper track, “Fragments”. I sent him my flute takes with a twist. I recorded it for effected alto flute and focused on the percussive sounds I could create from the instrument. Looks like this great track is getting lots of love all over the world, including by the fine folks at Exclaim and BBC Radio 6 Music‘s 6 Music Recommends w/ Tom Ravenscroft. Right on Pick A Piper aka Brad Weber. Digging that the Ali Ryerson Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments alto flute is getting sexy spins around the world. Listen to the album here: https://pickapiper.bandcamp.com/album/sight
Playing on P4 Västmanland Sveriges Radio was a heartwarming experience I will always remember. Don’t think I’ve ever felt so nervous performing live on air before. The room was electric! It’s a rare treat when you get to perform the world premiere of a piece in the country where the piece was composed and with your collaborative partners in the room. Sweden’s Mary Read were fantastic! Check out the performances and interviews.. My segment starts around 2/3rds of the way in but I recommend you check out Mary Read too. They are doing something truly unique and special as they mix Swedish folk music with electronics. Tack to Per Erik Jonsson for the excellent engineering! Listen: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=112&artikel=7290539&fbclid=IwAR3ZfmFjd-pbnv_Kk0RSXbgM9g7Mw590p9Nd2Z2gDxqz0FC0IIkNpxvt98A
“It reminds me of the type of ethereal sound explored by artists like Kate Bush…The idea of this record being intended for live looping performance by a solo artist continues to haunt my listening experience; I really want to see that show.” Click here to read the review
Our electroacoustic album, LOVE AND LET BE has been nominated for an East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Award!!! We are truly touched our act of love has been nominated for this. Wow!!!
Thanks to MusicNL for the 4 MusicNL Award nominations! I’ve been nominated for “Female Artist of the Year”, “Instrumental Recording of the Year”, “Educator of the Year” and “Side Musician of the Year”. I’m really blown away by this. Thank you to my Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments and MusicNL families who support what I do and help me shine.
It was an honour to present and perform at the National Flute Convention in Orlando, Florida. I spoke on a career panel about entrepreneurship and performed at the showcase for the Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments all-stars at #NFAFlute2018. I wish I could put into words how special the Gemeinhardt flute family is to me. Such wonderful people who warm my heart and make FANTASTIC instruments! Thank you for helping me shine.
Thanks to Encore writer Mel Beasley for this great article about our NC Tour and FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN: http://www.encorepub.com/layers-of-emotion-composer-uses-music-and-film-to-build-a-narrative-on-the-human-experience/