Dirt Buffet Cabaret: Duet for Saxophone and propane tanks

The tanks are making their second appearance. Come here them at Dirt Buffet Cabaret on June 15th (8pm) at Mile Zero Dance company. Allison Balcetis will be performing on saxophone as I record, loop, and disperse her sounds live into my propane tank speakers. It’s going to be fun! See more below…

See the Facebook event HERE


You thought Dirt Buffet Cabaret was over for the 2018-19 season, but Mile Zero Dance has one more in store! On Saturday, June 15, series founder Ben Gorodetsky will be at the helm of the multidisciplinary variety show.

NIUBOI – Dance/Performance

Tim Mikula – Performance Art/Comedy

NASRA with Chance Curtis and Macey – Poetry, music and movement

Alison Balcetis and Ryan Hemphill – Experimental/New Music

Larissa Pohoreski – Music/Theatre

Rebecca Sadowski – Dance
Saturday, June 15
7:30 pm (doors), 8 pm (show)
$10 or best offer at the door
Photo credit: Mike Maloney

Getting Ready…



New Tank, 100lbs

Got a small mention in the Edmonton Journal with New Music Edmonton’s upcoming festival, starting today!

My propane tanks supplier cut me off, they probably thought I was re-certifying the tanks myself and profiting… or doing something more sinister. But I lucked out and found another big tank on kijiji for even cheaper, filling out my “ensemble.” Maybe my favorite sounding of the bunch now!

Looking forward to the concert, but not to hauling all of my gear… two 100lbs tanks, one 40lbs, and two 30lbs, as well as my computer, interface, cables (a lot of cables), trumpet, french horn, diy electronics, microphones, and a camera to cram into my car and over to Holy Trinity. And yes, my living room looks like a junkyard right now.

Overfill Undergrowth


What do propane tanks sound like as loudspeakers? Come find out!

I’m performing in New Music Edmonton’s Now Hear This! festival on Saturday, March 24th at 9:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Come to the 7:30 p.m. concert with Dave Burrell (piano), Steve Swell (trombone), and Mark Segger (drums and percussion) and stay to hear me and blablaTrains finish off the night.



The Fall, East Van Opera

I’m travelling to Victoria, BC later this month for the premiere of my latest work The Colour of Idols: Blue for two voices in East Van Opera’s concert “The Fall.” I’m excited to have my work performed for the first time by Anna Shill, whom I’ve worked with briefly on other projects. Composer Justin Boechler (listen to his last piece with Anna, 6 Songs) has also written a new piece for Anna in this concert. Nathan McDonald will be singing the second voice, a spectacular Baritone who I am looking forward to getting to know.


East Van Opera held a poetry competition for this project, and I had the pleasure of setting Tim Lowan’s poem “Blue” to music.


Prior Art

Concert on Wednesday July 27th, 2016 @ 8pm. Wood Recital Hall (Victoria Conservatory of Music).

My new piece for bluegrass ensemble is being premiered at Prior Art, as well as several pieces by composers on Vancouver Island. Presented by the Victoria Composers Collective, should be a great show! excerpt_throughBlueGlass.PNG