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Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on septembre 6, 2019

Haze of the Sun is my third work for looping pedal and solo guitar. It is easiest if the guitar has an internal pickup. The lineout from the pickup goes to the looping pedal, and then from the looper to an amplifier.

My approach is to set up a two or four measure loop and subsequently let the loop record...

Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on septembre 6, 2019

This is a programmatic piece that opens with slow and simple melodic figures, which are introduced and stacked upon one another with the looping pedal. This section comes to an end as the work starts to speed up in stages.

Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on février 16, 2019

This piece was inspired by a quote from Solar Storms – one of Linda Hogan’s novels: “tears have a purpose, they are what we carry of the ocean, and perhaps we must become the sea, give ourselves to it, if we are to be transformed.” One of the greatest living poets, Hogan can in one phrase dissolve the barriers...

Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on février 16, 2019

I was going through my Facebook notifications in November 2018, when I noticed that Frank Wallace had come through a difficult year of health issues. Through Frank’s postings over the years, I noted that we shared similar interests, like writing for guitar and voice, or being inspired by medieval music, so I was...

Portrait de Patrick K
on juin 25, 2018

Classical piano competition for our young pianists in the GTA and only one uniquely remarkable pianist, in each category, may claim to be a Phoenix. Come and listen to the sound of our future virtuoso piano players. If not by family ties, come as a fan. They will enjoy having you!​

Our objective is to offer...

Portrait de JohnDupuis
on février 6, 2018

John Dupuis - Piano Spring Romance - Heliconian Hall - Toronto

Vienna-based pianist John Dupuis returns to Toronto with a programme of spring-romance!

Great music by Beethoven,Debussy, Schubert, and others, including Canadian composers!

7:00pm DOORS OPEN ~ 7:30pm-9:15pm Performance ~ 9:15-10:...

Portrait de JohnDupuis
on février 6, 2018

Vienna-based pianist John Dupuis returns to Vancouver with a programme of spring-romance for the salon!

Great music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert, and others, including Canadian composers!

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Portrait de jlefebvre
on octobre 20, 2017

L’année 2017 en est une de célébrations pour le Canada qui fête le 150e anniversaire de sa confédération.
Saint-Hyacinthe le soulignera en grand le 18 novembre, alors qu’un concert rendant hommage aux plus belles compositions canadiennes sera proposé à la cathédrale.

Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on avril 10, 2017

Editing creates more and more sense out of a work or text. Everything in a piece is there for more than one reason; a chord might support the melody and develop a counter melody. An inner voice might give breathing room to the main tune but add a small, unexpected surprise to the texture.

I have just re-...

Portrait de wilbeau
by wilbeau
on janvier 24, 2017

I am thinking about the ways we teach music in private studios. Often we quickly learn how to read before proceeding to learn pieces from a graded collection. The thinking is that works of a similar level of difficulty are nice when grouped together. From an early age we study varied repertoire because that makes...