The Hollowmen, June 06, 2015

This project features T.S. Elliot's 1925 poem The Hollow Men as read in unison by a trio of computer voices. The audio was produced with an accompanying video and projected onto three dancers. It was part of Chipped Off's Waste Away, at the Black Box Studio Theatre, Isabel Bader Centre of Performing…

Beyond the Fence (Piano Edit), June 04, 2015

This is a piano remix of a track by the Fences, a recording project conceptualized by mental health crisis workers Chris Trimmer and Richard Tyo, who each hold a deep interest in the relation of music to mental health. In this project, they worked with members of their community to write songs…

The Decomposing Piano, May 27, 2011

This is a radio piece about the story of a piano at the Queen's University Grad Club for many years. The piano suffered a broken leg when it was moved over a doorstep to participate in a show across the hall. Unrepairable, the broken piano was placed in our backyard. Soon, the action became stiff…

Decomposing Pianos (Trilogy), August 20, 2009

Decomposing Pianos was formed in 2009 with my partner and long time collaborator Julia Krolik, named after an old piano resting in our backyard. The action was stiff and unusable, so we removed it and painted the strings for its centennial anniversary, the first of three installation performaces…

TimKnightUs, Experimental, 2007-2009, October 26, 2008

TimKnightUs started as an outlet for experimental music and sound design between friends. When one of its members moved to the West Coast, concerts were performed through Skype as a way of maintaining our long distance relationship. TimKnightUs is about technology bringing people closer together…

Etherington Piano, June 22, 2008

The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery at Queen's University has a Steinway you can play on weekends. One hot afternoon on the summer solstice I paid them a visit. There were two other people in the climate-controlled gallery, and they took to listening near the end of the performance. The piano was…

Results of Hermitting, Piano and Voice, March 13, 2006

Recorded at a cottage on Buck Lake in early spring. An upright piano is played between skating and wandering in the woods. Two microphones are connected left and right to the channels of my grandfather's tape deck. This recording marks my first experiments in singing since the Toronto Children's…

Live at the Common Ground, Solo Piano, March 13, 2001

This was recorded at the Common Ground Café at Queen's University a month before graduating from their Applied Science program. A grand piano was moved to the second floor for the occasion. For those familiar with the common ground as it is now, it may be important to note this was recorded in 200…

The Whispering Gallery, Solo Piano, October 13, 1998

The Whispering Gallery is a solo piano album I released after moving away from home to study engineering at Queen's University. The painting on the cover is Bespoken by my mother, Emma Hesse, the jacket design by my father, Don Fernley (McClelland and Stewart Ltd / Fernley & Hesse Art and Design…