I am so proud to announce that my compositions and arrangements are to be featured in a special noon hour Carillon Concert, Monday Dec 12, 2016! If you are in Ottawa, take a stroll to the Peace Tower, Centre Block, Parliament hill and have a listen!
To be considered a favourite composer by our Dominion Carillonneur, Andrea McCrady is truly humbling. She has created exclusive Carillon adaptations of my work for the Tower Bells.
What an amazing Christmas present -- a special Tower Bell concert of my music was the last thing I expected! Thank you Andrea.
if you were not aware that the music that rings out from Ottawa's Peace Tower is played live by a human being, you are not alone! In Ottawa, with technology at every turn, many take the ubiquitous Tower bell sounds for granted -- and assume that they are somehow a digital or machine powered creation.
A diminutive artist "dances" on the keys of the Carillon -- playing almost every day -- to her unseen audience of Ottawa listeners. If you are within earshot of Ottawa's Parliament Peace Tower bells you will hear them strike the traditional clock chimes ( the only mechanised sounds the 53 bells play ).
Then, if you are very fortunate, you will hear Andrea McCrady play -- and it is glorious!
Here is a playlist of some of her work -- check out her recent spot with Rick Mercer!