30 November 2015


Just arrived in Shelburne today - I'm here with Hear Here Productions and Mocean Dance for a 7-day residency at the Osprey Arts Centre. We're working on an installation and performance piece, Burnwater/Alchemy, based originally on the sound sculptures of blacksmith John Little. The piece involves interactive elements, percussion and dance performance, sound installation and other ideas and experiments that will all come together this week for a public showing on Saturday!

screenshot from an upcoming promotional video by Mark Sawatzky

29 November 2015

The Expanse at First Ideas

I'm looking forward to tonight's Kinetic Studio event "First Ideas"!

First Ideas is a first look at 5 different works-in-progress by Misha Horacek & Chris Spencer-Lowe, Megan Matheson Hamilton, Sara Coffin, Bridget Lappin, & The Expanse: an ensemble of improvising artists.

I've been part of The Expanse for a few months now, and it is an exciting new world of explorations and a great community of people.

26 November 2015

The Advent Show at the Spatz Theatre

This week I'm back with the Advent Show! This is my fifth (sixth?) year playing the show and it gets more elaborate every time. The show opens tonight and runs Thursday-Saturday evenings with an added Saturday matinee. It features local singers, musicians, and dancers in an advent-themed variety spectacle, raising money for local charities ARK Outreach, Daily Bread Outreach, and The Grace Street Mission. More information can be found here: adventshow.com

22 November 2015

The Judgment of Paris

Just back from a fantastic experience playing in Tom Allen's chamber music show "The Judgment of Paris" over these last few days. I was briefly subbing for the harpist Lori Gemmell for three Maritime shows - Fredericton, Chester, and Antigonish. The show tells the story of the lives of Debussy and Ravel, their music, and their city. It combines works by the composers and original songs by cast members. Being part of it and spending time with fellow performers Tom Allen, Kevin Fox, Patricia O'Callaghan, and Bryce Kulak was a joy from start to finish. Click here for more information about The Judgment of Paris, and Tom's other shows.

15 November 2015

Ragged Robin at the Market

Our friend Anne took this Saturday morning picture of Erin and I busking at the Seaport Farmers' Market yesterday.

4 November 2015

Village Sound

It is always fun to spend time in the studio at Village Sound! Today was a short little session for Glenn Walton, recording harp tracks for a musical about Helen Creighton: http://rooksnestproductions.ca/2014/08/22/88/