THE RUNDLE SESSIONS
The Rundle Sessions is a project which was a part of my creative endeavors as the Fulbright Research Chair in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary in 2017-18. This was a very fruitful period which included concerts of my original music in Calgary and Banff, collaborations with American and Canadian scholars and artists,and the creation of numerous compositions and multi-disciplinary arts projects.
All of the music for The Rundle Sessions was written at my studio at the University of Calgary or as part of my music residency at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to feature a special group of musicians - Alberta Jazz Masters Chris Andrew and Codi Hutcherson, along with American artists Sara Caswell, Corey Christianson and Micheal W. Davis. This group was together in Calgary and Banff for a week in November for concerts and the recording session.
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THE BANFF PROJECT
THE BLUE & GREEN PROJECT
This project was something I had been thinking about for a long time. It involved researching Appalachian Mountain culture and environment for a series of new compositions. The compositions combing the musical inspiration of American roots music; Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Mountain music, New Orleans traditions (the "blue" element), with the subjective inspiration of the Appalachian Mountains; the people, artists, craftsmen, traditions and environment (the "green" element). Each work has a story to tell, and an inspirational concept on which it is based.
SWEDISH BAND PROJECT
Artwork - Two of a Kind
This album brings together into a studio the sextet consisting of three American based and three Swedish musicians. The names of the local Swedish players will probably be very well-known to most Scandinavian jazz enthusiasts, Jan Allen, Hans Backenroth, and Johan Löfcrantz Ramsey. The other three will be better known to Americans and in particular the residents of the State of Florida. Tamara "Tami" Danielsson, myself, and the common denominator, Per Danielsson.
Dear Old Stockholm
It has been a special part of my life experience to visit Sweden, enjoy the people and culture, and meet to many wonderful friends. Those experiences inspired a musical portrait. -->Need a bit more blurb