For the first time in the Omni Temporum Duo channel, I am proud to present a full recording of Ave Generosa, a hymn to Virgin Mary written by the composer, writer, philosopher, Christian mystic and saint Hildegard von Bingen!
By navigating through the unexpected leaps in the melismatic chant, I can understand why St. Hildegard’s music has resisted the tests of time!
It has always been a great honour for me to work with the Brazilian/Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi.
Our collaboration started in 2017, when I wrote my piece for piano, spoken voice, and electronics (to be performed entirely by Luciane): Douce Dame Jolie.
Since that year, our collaboration has grown and not only I wrote other pieces for Luciane, but she was also kind enough to include my first work dedicated to her into an album of Canadian/Brazilian music called Ramos.
As one of Luciane’s various intercultural projects, Ramos builds a bridge between different countries, periods and cultures by featuring composers from diverse nationalities in this new album.
We are all very grateful for and proud of this beautiful collaboration between performers and composers; between two different countries!
Over the years, Alex Jang and I have had lengthy conversations about forming a duo to play Early Music with electronics.
When the pandemic hit and we had to quarantine like everybody else in the world, we looked at each other one day and said: “Okay! It’s going to be now!” We gathered some videos of us playing this repertoire in a Victoria Composers Collective concert and created a YouTube channel, called Omni Temporum Duo.
I would like to share this brand new project of ours with you! Please, feel free to comment, subscribe, or interact with our channel as you wish. New videos videos will be coming very soon!