the last few days have been filled with long walks around the city, meditating on my connection to the place. In 1988/89 I had an FCAR grant from the Quebec Government to do organological research, mainly focusing on the development of the clarinet from its beginnings to the 1920s.
after several days of cold, cloudy weather, the sun came out to celebrate Benoît Delbecq's 50th anniversary! A beautiful day, spent rehearsing with this wonderful musician, in his living room, in preparation for an intimate concert for family and friends on rue du Lion. The evening concert was so much fun. We put together a list of our accumulated repertoire of original music for the duo, which adds up to over 60 compositions! Amazing!