Hyper Global Intensity & Troublebadour

I currently played in two bands: Troublebadour and Hyper Global Intensity, the first one performs mostly European-pop music, whereas HGI plays a mix of noises and avant-garde contemporary music. Think Godspeed You Black Emperor or Ben Frost meets George Crumb with texts by Allen GinsbergHGI‘s sound is greatly enhanced with the participation of Serbian pianist Ionel Petroi. Unless otherwise mentioned, I compose and play all the instruments.  HGI‘s first album, “A-Carousel” is in the work. It is a project I have been meaning to do for a long time. To be released in early 2019.

Over the years, I have written songs and tracks galore.  Here are some examples written for my films.

Dinosaur ParkThis opening track is the Overture for my feature film “Dinosaur Park,” 2010. Though I now have all the bells and whistles I can dream of, this piece was composed with GarageBand.

The following track, Life in Paris, blends international voices, Middle-East and Celtic funky beats.

Vogue of Large, for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble,” was performed for the first time in 2006, though the composition was created in 1999.  The text is based on my biography of the same title. Composer John B Hedges took a segment of roughly a couple of pages length, describing the rugged village, in Northern France, where I come from, and set them to music.  This 9 minute piece was a side project, as we were working on a new opera, “Beneath of All the Above,” for which John composed the music to the libretto I penned.