Jonathan’s sonic life

I play bass and computer, and play with a bunch of other stuff (modular synth, effects pedals, mbira, percussion, theremin, whatever I manage to collect). I’ve been in bands pretty much constantly since my teens, and I have always dabbled in other kinds of audio as well, from the mundane to the high concept.

As a listener, I like various kinds of rock (indy-rock, post-rock, post-metal); dub and its various permutations in more recent electronica (dubstep, minimal, dub techno, ambient, trip-hop); jazz, funk and lots of other music. I like sonic art when it sounds cool or moves me. I’m always searching for new stuff to hear.

My current projects include:

Volte — an instrumental post rock band (how very Montreal)

Hard Red Spring — Canadiana.  Like Americana, but further north.

Both bands recorded this past spring and summer, and I’m mixing records…slowly.  They’ll be out in early 2017 at this rate.

The Buddha Curtain, a solo electronic music thing.

Cancerscapes, a documentary project that accompanies my cancer experience

and I play bass in a Canadiana Band called Hard Red Spring, but there’s no web presence yet.

Have a look around. Older musical and creative projects are archived.

I also get to think, write and talk about sound for a living.