Thursday, 21 March 2019


my one-time organ grinder thursday special, featuring music and quotes from organ music performers as well as organizers taking part in new music edmonton's now hear this festival of new music, will be heard today at 1 pm on cjsr fm 88.5 and cjsr.com! you can also listen at your convenience by following this link.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019


the organ grinder won't air on its regular timeslot of wednesday, march 20 as regular programming is being disrupted from 8 am - 6 pm so cjsr can broadcast rendez-vous de la francophonie's annual radio marathon.

this means you can catch a special thursday edition of my show on thursday, march 21 from 1-2 pm! the program will include music and insights from reinhard von berg (pipe organ, march 22) and katelyn clark (organetto, march 23), both of whom will be performing as part of new music edmonton's now hear this festival of new music. remarks from artistic director ian crutchley on the place of keyboard instruments in new music will also be featured.


an edited version of this week's show (music intact, talk breaks altered to reflect that the festival will have already happened by then) will play during my regular timeslot on wednesday, april 3.

http://www.newmusicedmonton.ca/event/now-hear-this-festival-of-new-music/

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


this week marks 35 years of fm broadcasting for the superb cjsr and i can't express how much it means to me to be at least a small part of their story. i'm honoured as always to share my odd little program about organ music with you on the only station hip enough to broadcast it this afternoon between 1 and 2.
 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

on the first new organ grinder of the year: santa goes to sleep, the rest of us wake up, the dying gasps of a french organ master echo through the ages and more haunting horrors. january 2, 1-2 pm on cjsr.
(image from "the phantom carriage", dir. victor sjostrom, 1921)