ALAN CROSS’ MUSICTECH MEET-UP
Ever wondered about sound design in the video game industry? Veteran sound designer Dave Kerr will be giving a presentation on his 16 years of experience, starting as a studio composer, and working his way to becoming an award-winning producer. Chris Teixeira of Big Viking Games who is also a Fanshawe MIA Graduate will be speaking about his experience in the gaming industry and how this all came about. The Music Office is thrilled to have Alan Cross in town to share some insight into his world of Music & Tech. This is a not to be missed event with a few spots still remaining. Please preregister for the event. Free to attend and free pizza + drinks to be had!
Come to Fanshawe’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts Building [downtown campus] to hear firsthand from the one, only and always intriguing Alan Cross! Alan’s discussion is an opportunity to learn about the cross section of technology and music. Alan tells me a little more about what he’ll be talking about:
LDN MUSIC CENSUS UPDATE!
Incredible info we’re digging through with the first ever London Music Census. We’re overwhelmed with the response and information collected. Mid-October the Music Office will be releasing some of the findings from the Music Census with more to be released throughout the year. Look for a new website and census info in October at www.londonmusicoffice.com
This past Friday, the London Music Office featured its first performance in the National Anthem program. Jessica Allossery performed both, ‘Oh Canada’ and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ before the NHL Rookie Tournament game featuring The Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens. All sporting events have the anthem sung so why not feature local London talent at these events is the concept behind the idea. Look for local artists to perform the anthem at other events around London.
The Band’s” Garth Hudson with Sister Maud Hudson to Open JRLMA Hall of Fame and Launch 40th Anniversary Tour
The display cases at the former Nash Jewellers store on Dundas Street will continue to contain gems – musical gems from the Jack Richardson London Music Awards’ Hall of Fame. Everyone is invited to the gala opening Nov. 12.
Garth Hudson, co-founder of the iconic roots rock group “The Band”, and his wife, singer Sister Maud Hudson, will host a special performance to launch their world tour in celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz – The Band’s farewell concert memorialized by Martin Scorsese in his documentary classic of the same name.
The Hudson’s will also help to officially open The Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame. Special guests for the gala event include JRLMA Hall of fame inductees Priscilla Wright and Denise Pelley. In honour of Garth Hudson’s contribution to music and the 40th anniversary of the Last Waltz, the Medway High School Jazz Band will perform a musical tribute to Mr. Hudson.
“Having Garth Hudson here to launch his world tour marking the 40th anniversary of the The Last Waltz and to officially open the JRLMA Hall of Fame is such an honour” said Mario Circelli founder and chair of Jack Richardson London Music Awards (JRLMA).
The awards are named for Jack Richardson – whose music industry experience covered everything from musician to advertising agency account executive to music producer to record company founder, CIRPA president and instructor of Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College.
The Hall of Fame honours outstanding musicians from London, and past inductees include Garth Hudson, Tommy Hunter, the Lombardo family, Denise Pelley, Helix and Don and Priscilla Wright. Having a place to showcase these individuals and groups provides an opportunity to share their recognition with the community and visitors to the city.
Displayed alongside profiles and bios of the inductees will be musical treasures such as the gold records Jack Richardson was awarded for producing The Guess Who’s American Woman and Bob Seger’s Night Moves. And on display from the Big Band era will be a red blazer from Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians.
“We have some cool stuff,” said Circelli. “This city has a deep and prestigious music history and we’ve got the proof right here on display. It’s really impressive and we’re very excited.”
Mike Manuel, owner of the London Music Hall, is providing the space. “The JRLMA has done so much for the music community of London, it’s a natural fit,” said Manuel.
A silent auction will offer one-of-a-kind music memorabilia like an NHL hockey jersey autographed by Shania Twain and a Godin acoustic guitar autographed by Garth Hudson.
What: The Jack Richardson London Music Awards Presentation
“The Band’s” Garth Hudson w/ Sister Maud Hudson. Guest performances by Priscilla Write and Denise Pelley and the Medway High School Jazz Band performing a tribute to Garth Hudson.
A Gala Opening of the JRLMA Hall of Fame and Celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz
When: Nov. 12 – Doors open at 7:00pm
Where: London Music Hall, former Nash Jeweller’s store