I am super excited about 2012!
Some of the developments about the next few months are as follows:
– Recording/producing Maneli Jamal’s next album in the coming weeks with my good friend Benjamin Gendron-Smith. If you don’t know Maneli, you better go check him out now. He is an amazing modern finger-style guitarist with quite a large following. I have met with him the last weeks and went through the pre-production phase with him. We are going to hit the studio this weekend.
– I am so happy to announce that all of the artists for the Sacred Balance show are confirmed as of now. Here is from the press release:
Dual-city (Toronto/Montreal) based electro-visionary trip rock band Sacred Balance celebrate the release of their self-titled debut independent EP at Toronto’s El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. The special guest is award winning Toronto composer, pianist, electronic musician John Kameel Farah, as he returns from fall tour dates in Germany; and folk/rock singer-songwriter Carlo Meriano will open the night.
The current Sacred Balance member lineup consists of Montreal’s Pouya Hamidi (founder/keyboard/programming), and Toronto’s Chloe Charles (vocals/lyrics), Neil Whitford (guitar), Mackenzie Longpre (drums), Kelly Lefaive (violin) and Andrew Roorda (Bass). For this show, VJ Zum One works along-side the band projecting an improvised video experience, and djembe artist and prominent part of the Toronto Drum Circle movement Tim Gentle sits in as guest musician.
– Finally, I am working closely with Persian Piano Night artists for creating a CD partly recorded this past fall in Montreal. It will features compositions from the PPN series of concerts that we had.
Ok gotta get back to work!
Talk to you soon,