Present, & Future Projects with Great Artists and Friends...
"TWITCH", a film by
the talented Jules De Niverville is making its debut on the
film festival circuit. "TWITCH"
'chronicles the life-pulse of a creature in conflict'. It has been
shown at film festivals in Denver, Montréal, Toronto, Stockholm, Leeds
(U.K.) and the list is growing...
the documentary film "It
Was a Woman", Cherri Low Horn tells her story of sexual
abuse at the hands of another woman. This bravely revealing documentary
is told with the interjections of Cherri's own beautifully hand drawn
animations. Showing now on APTN - broadcast and on demand. Co-scored
with my great friend, Janet Lumb.
Wormser's latest ouvre, "The
is in post production and DEG has the privilege of music editing this
wonderful film. This
documentary explores multiple musical interpretations of what it means
to be, and sound Jewish in today's world. Theatrical world
premier happening this fall...
The brilliant and critically
acclaimed new science series "Brave
New World With Stephen Hawking" kicks off Season 2,
complete with a new take on the opening theme music.
hosts Dr. Carin Bondar, Professor Chris Eliasmith (Canada), Dr. Daniel
Kraft (U.S.), Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Dr. Aarathi Prasad from the
U.K. Check it out on Discovery World, Canal D, & Zodiak Rights.
Quite possibly the cutest (and slowest) animal on the face of the
planet. DEG composes music for this charming series that centers around
life at the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica (www.slothsanctuary.com). "Meet The Sloths"
playing now on Animal Planet Canada, France 5 and Discovery UK.
DEG's music can now be heard in
the Discovery Channel's revealing, somewhat surprising and very
is thrilled to write the theme for the new science series "Aliens: The Definitive Guide"
for the Discovery Channel, winner of the 2014 Canadian Screen
Science or Nature Program or Series category.
A big congratulations to the entire team! Playing now...
Some of DEG's music can now be
heard in, of all places, the controversial TLC series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"!
is very proud and honored to receive his second nomination, this time
with collaborator Ganesh
Anandan, for Best
Musical Score in a Documentary for Jefferson Lewis'
Anatomy of a Plague"(eng.) "Variole: anatomie d'un fléau"(fr.);
a terrifying look at the 1885 Montréal small pox epidemic and how it could happen again.
Take a look at the trailer here.
Chinois au Québec" (fr.) "Being Chinese In Québec" (eng.)becomes the top
4th Canadian Film at box offices for the week of May 24-30
according to Playback.
"Cross Country Fun Hunt" wins 2 awards at
this year's Youth Media
Alliance Awards of Excellence. CCFH took home the gold
for Best Television Show
All Genres (ages 9-12) and Best
Convergent Website. J. Finkelstein picks up the
award (pictured), way
to go team!!!
DEG & Janet Lumb write the
music to the talented Paul Rickard's sequel to the NFB film "Okimah". The
documentary entitled "Ever
Good Hunter Me" is
a beautiful look at the annual goose hunt which takes place in remote
Northern Ontario. Check back here for news about the long awaited
composes the musical score to "Cross
Country Fun Hunt"
a super fun Canadian road trip adventure series, with host Jordan Francis. You
may remember Jordan from Disney's
"Camp Rock". CCFH
will run weekly, nationwide on CBC
beginning in October 2013.
Chinois au Québec" (fr.) "Being Chinese In Québec" (eng.)
a provocative film by Malcolm Guy & Williiam Dere, is being
scored by DEG and long-time collaborator Janet Lumb (with additional music
by Kid Koala). ECAQ is slated to have it's première in Montréal this
begins collaborating on Charmaine Leblanc's stunning live performance
the third and final installment in the triptych to be presented at Les
Ateliers Jean-Brillant in November. Featuring Marc Béland, Marc Daigle,
Benoit Lachambre, Jane Mappin, Mathilde Monnard and Carol Prieur.
DEG with long-time collaborator
Janet Lumb, complete scoring "Tibet:
Terre de Braves" (fr.)/ "Tibet: Land of the Brave" (eng.)
a beautiful film by G. Brault, about the quickly disappearing lifestyle
of traditional Tibetan yak herders. See some clips here.
New World with Stephen Hawking" receives critical acclaim
in the London Times
(article by Alex Hardy). Read the full review HERE.
October 2011, "Brave New World with Stephen
Hawking" and special guests Sir David Attenborough,
Dawkins and many more, premieres in the U.K. on Channel 4
on October 17th. It will play in Canada on Discovery HD in
November. Be sure to check it out!
2011, Begining work on a fantastic new documentary series for
the U.K.'s Channel 4 and Discovery called "Brave New World"
starring Prof. Stephen Hawking and directed by the very talented
2011, Great News!!! The soundtrack for the documentary "Quarantaine"
(by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer based on a piece by Charmaine
Leblanc) has been nominated for best music score in
a documentary for the 26th Annual Gemini (Gémeaux) Awards
2011, DEG will be on tour with 7 Fingers of the Hand (Les
7 Doigts de la Main) composing and performing live for 4
weeks of shows in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Republique
Theatre. The show is called The Fibonacci Project (DK2011).
2011, Humaine starring Amélie Grenier
plays in Montréal on the 1st and Québec City on the 30th. The Montréal
show was a near sellout with a crowd that was completely won over. It
seemed as though the standing 'O' would never end! Be sure to check it
out if you get the chance...great music, great story and a great
2011, Amélie Grenier's long awaited "1
woman show" Humanie (directed by Alex
Veilleux) premières in Gatineau, Qc to a sold out
house at the Salle Jean Despréz. The crowd was INSANE!!! A huge
success! The show will play Montréal and Québec City in April.
2011, Mylène Roy's poetic and touching
one woman show called, "Le destin du vent" will have
it's première in Ottawa (3rd, 4th, 5th) at the Théâtre du Trillium. DEG
will be performing live.
2010, DEG was in Barcelona, Spain
writing and performing with Les 7 Doigts (7
Fingers) circus. The "Projet Fibonacci"
was a huge success with soldout shows and great fun had by all.
2010, DEG (with Janet Lumb) begins work on "Tibet: terre des braves"/"Tibet: Land Of The Brave"
by Geneviève Brault, a fantastic documentary about
the disappearance of the traditional Tibetan nomadic way of life. The
score features Gyamtso Sotse's beautiful
traditional Tibetan singing.
2010, the intimately beautiful show Vita Brevis
by Nadine Sures (score by DEG) plays at the MAI
centre in Montréal. The show was updated in residency especially for
2010, DEG 'graduates' from the Steven Scott Smalley
Film Scoring Workshop in L.A.. Smalley has orchestrated music for many
blockbuster films such as Starship Troopers, Mission
Impossible, Batman (the movie), Ghostbusters
II and Robocop to name a few.
2010, DEG wins the HM prize for
Nightingale Music's Score2Film Challenge. See the winning entry here.
Judges included Hummie Mann (Emmy Award winning
composer), Daniel D'or & Paul Day.
2010, DEG finishes scoring "Just A Click Away"
a documentary film about teenage gambling with Janet Lumb, directed by
Laura Turek (produced by T. Lynch/S. Bochner with Eyesteel Film).
Television première in early 2010.
2009, DEG travels to Copenhagen, Denmark for a tour with
Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers of the Hand)
for the circus performance called "The Fibonacci Project"
2009, "A Journey Into The Spirit of a Lost Nation"
(Deepali Lindblom) with a cast and crew of 32, (score by DEG), has its
world première in Montréal at the theatre Art Neuf.
2009, It was an immense honor for The Tibetan Artist
Collective to perform the first act from "A Journey
Into The Spirit of a Lost Nation" (with score by DEG) in
front of 15,000 people at the Bell Centre when the Dalai
Lama visited Montréal.
2009, DEG finishes scoring the incredibly shocking and
suspenseful "Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague" (dir.
Jefferson Lewis) which will be broadcast soon on The Discovery Channel,
and CBC (French and English).
DEG continues writing music for "A Journey Into The Spirit of
a Lost Nation" (Deepali Lindblom) which will have it's world
premiere November 2009. Special sneak peak on October 3rd with details
July 2009, DEG
composes for the talented director Ragnar Keil's
online promotional video advertisement for Canix.
June 2009, DEG
writes (Bollywood!!) for the world premiere of Access Asie's multimedia
live performance of "Viva Confusion" starring Mohan
Agashe (Misssissippi Masala) written by Hunt Hoe and
May 2009, DEG
begins pre-production work for the soon to be televised feature length
version of Charmaine Leblanc's Quarantaine produced
by Mouvement Perpetuel (Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer) .
April 2009, DEG
has begun recording sessions for Rainer Wiens' CD
entitled "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" to be
launched September 2009.
March 2009, DEG
is a juror member for the Yorkton Short Film and Video
DEG travels to Veracruz and Mexico City for a tour with Les
7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers of the Hand)
circus with performers from Mexico, Montréal and Igloolik.
2009, DEG finishes sound design and composition work with
Charmaine Leblanc on Mouvement Perpetuel's (Marlene Millar, Philip
Szporer) beautiful dance short "40".
2009, DEG is up for a Jutra award for
Best Feature Film Score for 1st Bite!
2009, DEG win's the "Montreal's Best" category in The
Water Front Remix Competition. Read more about it here.
2008, DEG travels to Los Angeles to meet and study with
renowned duduk and woodwind player Chris Bleth (Star
Trek, Up, X-Men: Origins Wolverine, Wall-E).
2008, DEG finishes scoring "Stolen Babies, Stolen
Lives" (a shocking documentary) with Ganesh Anandan for
Triplex Films (dir. Peter Svatek). Premiers on CBC Newsworld on the
2008, Kyle Milligan's funny "Double Dare"
( with a small musical contribution by DEG ) is an entry level winner
at the Filmaka short competition. Congrats Kyle!
Laura Turek's "Man of the Family" plays at the
Montréal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde).
2008, "Tomboy" (by Dave Whitehead) wins
the Young Cuts Film Festival award for best
actress! Congrats to Ellie Robbins!
2008, Les 7 Doigts de la Main and Cirko de Mente's "The
Fibonacci Project" (Projet Fibonacci/Proyecto
Fibonacci) plays at the TOHU in Montréal with the
participation of talented performers from Artcirq (Igloolik). DEG will
play live on stage with Charmaine Leblanc and Félix Boisvert.
June 2008, The
score for Cirque du Soleil's newest creation for
the World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain
premièred on june 14th to critical acclaim. The show, now named "The
Awakening of the Serpent" or "Le réveil du serpent"
("El despertar de la Serpiente" in Spanish) will run
everyday at noon until September 15, 2008.
May 2008, World
première of DEG's score for Roger Sinha's choreography "Zeros
& Ones" interactive dance technology piece with text
by Nadia Chaney.
Began scoring Dave Whitehead's elegant new short film entitled "Tomboy",
produced by The London Film School.
February 2008, "Baghdad
Twist" premiers at the "Rendez-Vous du Cinéma,
Québécois" film festival in Montreal to a sold out audience.
February 2008, "1st
Bite" makes it's commercial theatrical debut at the AMC
theatres in Montreal, soon to hit Toronto and Vancouver in March and
February 2008, "Man
of the Family" appears at the "Rendez-Vous du
Cinéma, Québécois" film festival in Montreal.
January 2008, "Lily",
a new work for orchestra is premiered by the Victoria Symphony
Orchestra as part of the Reel Music/New Currents Music festival. D.E.G.
will attend the premier performance in B.C.
D.E.G. has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 edition of "Reel
Music" national music competition.
2007, Began scoring "Living the Language",
an intriguing documentary about Mohawk culture and language by Paul
2007, D.E.G. has officially received another
Canada Council for the Arts Grant to travel to Los Angeles
and to write a new concert work.
2007, Began scoring "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"
- an exciting, action-packed series pilot developed and directed by
Jonathan Robbins (Toronto).
2007, Began scoring director Joe Balass' latest documentary
entitled "Baghdad Twist" which is being produced by
the National Film Board of Canada.
2007, Began scoring a beautiful short film by the lovely and
talented Laura Turek called "Man of the Family".
2007, Cue 6M9 from "1st Bite" was selected
to be played and recorded by the McGill Studio Orchestra ( 60 piece
orchestra ) in the incredible, new MMR (Multi-Media Room) room at the
McGill University Schulich School of Music.
2007, The two week residency in Mexico City of "The
Fibonacci Project" is a success. All three shows were sold
out with people being turned away at the door. It was a great team
effort that resulted in a fantastic show given that we had just 2 weeks
to create the entire show (including music!!!). See pictures under
2007, Off to Mexico City for a two week residency with
Quebec's Les 7 Doigts de la Main and Mexico's Cirko
de Mente. The residency will include 3 shows at the
prestigous Centro Nacional De Las Artes. The show
will be called "The Fibonacci Project" based on the
work of the Italian mathematician Leo Fibonacci.
2006, Interviewed by Will Romano
( New York ) for EQ Magazine regarding recording
techniques for the CD project "Double Identity" by Ganesh
Anandan. The article should appear in the March 2007 issue of
16, 2006 Pamela Newell's contemporary dance work entitled "Being
Susan Sontag" premiers at Tangente in Montreal. It will be
presented with an improv (lights, music and dance!) called "The
Sunday Project". Listen to some
newly added excerpts of this score in the music section.
5th and 6th 2006 "1st Bite" tours The
Vancouver International Film Festival. Next stop..... India!!!
13, 2006 marks the premier of choreographer Roger Sinha's "Benches"
(2006) in Montreal at the L'Agora de la Danse
theatre space. Music clips available on the samples page.
01, 2006Currently completeing music for
Ole Gjerstad's documentary on Louise Arbour ( "In The
Crossfire" ). Tentative air date of November 30th on CBC.
26, 2006 "Eaux de Vie" ( "Touched
By Water" ) by Tamas Wormser premiers at the 2006
Montreal World Film Festival.
31, 2006"1st Bite"
by Hunt Hoe premiers at the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival
to a sold out theatre.
studying composition and orchestration with Dr. Richard
Danielpour of New York City. Dr. Danielpour is the only
composer since Stravinsky and Copland (Aaron not Stewart!) to be signed
exclusively to Sony Classical.
scoring the feature film "1st Bite" shot on location
in Montreal, Canada and Thailand. The film stars David LaHaye ( La Vie
Avec Mon Pere, Nouvelle France, Head in the Clouds ) Michael Ironside (
Top Gun, Starship Troopers, Stargate SG-1, Desperate Housewives ) and
Leah Pinsent ( Made In Canada, Murder She Wrote, PSI Factor ).
The score includes great songs with special appearances by
singers Rob Torr, Mary-Beth Campbell and Armenian singer Lousnak. The
score also features The Bozzini String Quartet ( Quatuor Bozzini ).
Look for it in theatres starting this fall!
of Motaz Kabbani's "Le Sacre"
"Igor Stravinsky's score
comes on like gangbusters, the powerful rhythm overwhelming the melody.
This version uses a softer interpretation by Turkish pianist Fazil Say
(playing the composer's two-hands version), with additional recorded
strong beats, coloring and layering by composers Dino Giancola and
Charmaine Leblanc further softening the music. The result creates a
rich soundscape that encapsulates the energy and passion of the dance
fused with Stravinsky's pulsing rhythms. The layered score offers the
choreographer an even broader spectrum of rhythm changes, which he
accentuates in the movement." - Philip