Creative Activity


w/Ornette Coleman: Harmolodic Theory
Pulitzer Prize for Music (2007)
Grammy™ LifeTime Achievement Award (2007)
Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2004)
MacArthur Genius Grant (1994)

w/Dr. Ali J. Racy: Arabian naï flute
w/Sri Kadri Gopalnath: Karnatak konnokol
w/Sri Trichy Sankaran: Karnatak konnokol
w/Dr. Scott Marcus: naï
w/Prof. Casey Sokol: non-idiomatic improvisation theory
w/Shozo Shimamoto: aesthetics/performance
w/Yasuo Sumi: aesthetics/performance

SOLO ARTIST (Interdisciplinary)

Artist-In-Residence: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for The Arts (Nebraska: 2013).

International Performance/Publication/Exhibition:

Canada, USA, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Israel, Greece, Palestine, Japan, China, Việt Nam, and South Korea.

Select Galleries/Venues:

Shōzō Shimamoto Gallery (Takarazuka, Japan), NPR Music Online (USA), TEDxYorku, the Brooklyn Center for Performance Research, Chelsea Art Museum (New York), The Goldfarb Center for Fine Arts Special Projects Gallery (Toronto), Theocharakis Foundation Hall (Athens, Greece), the Museum of the Moving Image (New York), Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (NYC), Michael C. Rockefeller Gallery (SUNY: Fredonia), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center For The Arts (Nebraska), Thelma Schnitzer Hall (University of Oregon), Classical FM Online (UK). The Hutchins Gallery of Long Island University, KyoRyuKan Performance Hall (Kyoto, Japan), Toronto New Music Marathon, the Martin Mullens Gallery (SUNY: Oneonta), Shin Nishinomiya Harbour Yacht Club (Japan), Seton Art Gallery of the University of New Haven, JAPIS (Reykjavik), BEAKERHead Art + Technology Exhibition (Calgary), Gund Gallery of Kenyon College (Ohio), Mikhail Zakin Gallery (N.J), Sinfini (Ears Have Eyes Gallery), The Toronto Asian Heritage Festival, Latitude 53 VisualEYEZ Festival (Edmonton), Japanese Canadian Cultural Center of Toronto, Bell LightBox Theatre (Toronto), Toronto Center For The Arts, Slide Room Gallery (Victoria), the Central Canadian Center For Performance (Winnipeg), EPCOR Center For The Arts (Papergirl Exhibit: Calgary), Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery (Long Island), Edmonton Art Gallery, PARALLAX Records Kyoto (Japan), Heliconian Hall (Toronto), 东岸 : East Shore Jazz Cafe (Beijing, China), 물 콕 : Watercock Club (Seoul, Korea), and クラブホタル: Club Firefly (Osaka, Japan), the Staples Family Concert Hall (Central Michigan University), Gallery MC (NYC), MOBIUS (Cambridge), Phoenix Cafe (Bristol, UK), PS2 Project Space (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center, MÜSZI Cultural Space (Budapest), Cafe Talulah (NYC), and the Edwardian Cloakroom Gallery (Bristol, UK).


The Analects Of Naneun
zuihitsu (anthology)
© 2000 Independent/Japan
English redux: pending 2020

Canadian Musician Magazine
Woodwind Columnist
2005 – present

Tupelo Press
Contributor (2016)
Million Line Poem

Copyworks: Connection Magazine
Contributor (2016-2017)

Medicine Hat News
Contributor (2011/2016)

P.O.V. (Film & Video Arts Alberta Quarterly)
Contributor (2002)

Princess Theater Magazine (Edmonton)
Fall Issue (Sept-Nov. 1994): Goatee™ cartoon panels.


Angelique Kidjo (Grammy™)
Colin Hay (Men At Work: Grammy™)
Will Calhoun (Mick Jagger/B.B. King: Grammy™)
Rod Stewart (Grammy™)
Orlando “Maraca” Valle (Grammy™)
Bryan Vargas & ¡Ya Està! 
Bernie Worrell (Parliament: Rock n Roll Hall of Fame)
Dave Samuels (Spyro Gyra/Frank Zappa: Grammy™)
Doug Wimbish (Rolling Stones/Depeche Mode: Grammy™ )
Slide Hampton (Grammy™)
Leela Gilday (JUNO Award)
P.J Perry (JUNO)
Alfie Zappacosta (JUNO)
Tommy Banks (Order of Canada, JUNO)
Teppei Kamei (JUNO)
Alfie Zappacosta (American Music Award, JUNO)
Bobby Curtola (Order of Canada, JUNO)
Jens Lindemann (Order of Canada)
Mike Rud (JUNO)
Hugh Fraser (JUNO)
Myron Floren (The Lawrence Welk Show)
Pat LaBarbera (JUNO)
Ron Westray (Bob Dylan/Ray Charles/Stevie Wonder)

Ryan Davidson (Canadian Country Music Award)
Jaymz Bee (radio personality: singer)
Shaykh Mohammad El-Hilbay (Sufi singer) 
Eyvind Kang (John Zorn/Bill Frissell)
Matt Brubeck (Tom Waits/Tracy Chapman: JUNO)
Robbie Botos (Branford Marsalis/Chaka Khan/Michael Brecker)
Naser Musa (Youssou N’Dour, Beyonce)
Simon Shaheen (Sting, Bill Laswell),

Edgar Nkosi White  (playwright) 
John Giorno (Beat poet)
The Ikuta Shrine Gagaku Orchestra
Donna Presley (cousin of Elvis)
Yamantaka EYƎ (Boredoms)
SHUMKA (Ukrainian Dance Troupe)
Katsura Mouri (BusRatch)
Shozo Shimamoto (GUTAI Art Collective)
William Sperandei (Ellis Marsalis/Harry Connick Jr.)
Jeff Burke (Sun Ra Arkestra)
Barry Romberg (Lee Konitz/Joe Henderson: JUNO)
Barry Elmes (Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Haden/Diana Krall)
Jack Vorvis (Michael Snow/CCMC)
Archie Alleyne (Billy Holiday/Lester Young/Ben Webster)
John Oswald (Governor General’s Award: Plunderphonics)
Nobuo Kubota (Royal Canadian Academy of Arts)


Staring At The Empire (Independent: 2011)
Tales From The Samurai Laundry (Independent: 2010)
The Day I Became The Sea (Independent: 2009)
私のダニエルは名前です… (Independent: 2000)
Brimstone And Clover (Dale LaDouceur: 2003)
Udumbara (Dean Baltesson: 2000)
Aphrodite’s Tears (The Moving Bears: 1997)
INTO (Dean Baltesson: 1998)

Director: Dean Baltesson
Music: The Age of Steam (D. Schnee)


6 thoughts on “Creative Activity

  1. Thank you very much. I hate the idea that abstraction in music must be dissonant for it to be ‘real,’ for it to be “serious.” My music and the color ‘dark grey’ go together! 🙂

  2. Hi Daniel, it was a pleasure meeting you the other day at Station Coffee House. It was incredibly inspiring to hear you play. Just to give you a reference point, I was the fellow playing the tele.

    1. Thanks for the compliment! And let me return the favour.

      You have an absolutely fantastic feel for the blues. Your natural playing style has space, punctuated by brief bursts of great feeling, and great note/chord choices. You have a unique voice on the Tele, and the world needs to hear waayyy more of you! 🙂

      Keep up the VERY great work!

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