September 29, 2011
So, I’m a liar. A whiffling, burbling liar. I had originally set this website up as a way of displaying my paintings, but today I decided I’d share a project of a more musical nature. The “Bach Project” is an ongoing recording venture with organist Michael Murray: last month we recorded a number of sonatas by the Baroque composer J.S. Bach. The recording took place at St. Philips Anglican in Vancouver (where Michael is music director), where for three days we recorded some of the most glorious music ever written, with the invaluable help of our producer, Liz Hamel, and our recording engineer, Don Harder. Since then, Michael and I have been busy selecting the edits for the final takes — for me, editing is always the most stressful part of any recording. If you’ve recorded with me, chances are you’ve seen me transform into the Almighty Cthulhu on at least a couple occasions.
Anyhow, Don just returned the first batch of edits for Bach’s Partita in a minor (his only unaccompanied work for the flute). It’s a very exciting thing for me to see these efforts taking shape, so I’ve attached the 1st movement, entitled “Allemande”.
I’m kinda proud of it.