1. In five sentences or less, explain to us what you will be performing at Solo-icious?
I will be doing a performance of solo trombone with electronic effects. This will be an improvised set where I will essentially be creating an entirely new piece on the spot!
2. What inspired you to pursue your field of expertise?
I have been playing music since I was very young and have played trombone for 14 years. I was never really into sports, as much as I tried, but once I began playing trombone, I seemed to be good at it! At first it was just something I did in school, but once I started hearing jazz and other non-traditional types of music I was hooked! I always had really great teachers growing up that pushed me to keep getting better.
3. What does “performance” mean to you?
I think it is all about showing people who you are, what’s at your core through a medium. My goal when performing is to make people think a little bit differently about how they perceive the world.
4. What’s the best part about “solo” work? What’s the biggest challenge?
The best part of solo work is that you are able to convey a very pure, personal idea without diluting or compromising for the another artist’s sake. The flip side of this is that there may be great ideas you miss out on because there is no other influence. Also, if it train wrecks, it’s all on you!!
5. What are you looking forward to the most about the Solo-icious Festival?
I am most excited to take part in a festival that involves people from so many different artistic mediums. I am very interested in how they complement each other.
Solo-Icious runs July 3rd & 4th at the Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street.
Tickets are $15 – regular admission $13 – students
or $25 – both nights deal. Tickets available online at: halifax.strangertickets.com/
Photo by Debbie Roza-Mercier