The Glass Orchestra


 tranheadERIC CADESKY (Artistic Director and curator of the Glass Orchestra FAQ) is the inventor of many of the handmade glass instruments played by the ensemble. Dedicated to extending the boundaries of traditional glass music, he is also a composer and percussionist with experience in African, Latin, Jazz and New Music ensemble performance. In addition Eric enjoys composing music for ballet and modern dance, feature films, theatre, video and television. His compositions have been performed around the world.

The performance experience of guitarist BILL PARSONS encompasses jazz, improvised, concert, popular, and world music. As a composer and arranger, he has worked within a wide range of musical settings from jazz and concert music to interdisciplinary works with filmmakers, photographers, theatre directors, and choreographers. Bill Parsons also writes poetry, lyrics, and has just finished co-writing a screenplay. Bill performs internationally with the Evergreen Club, John Wyre's Heartbeat Orchestra, Pirate Jennyand Sunda Duo, on Indonesian kacapi (20 string zither) with suling (bamboo flute)

PAUL HODGE is the Technical Director of the Music Gallery, Toronto, the Centre for Contemporary Music in Canada. Active in all aspects of music and sound production his numerous recordings have been broadcast on City-TV, CBC, BBC Great Britain and NHK Japan and released on LP, cassette and CD. Non-curricular interests include astronomy, parenting and surfing (in alphabetical order).

RICHARD SACKS received his Masters in music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he studied with Raymond Desroches, Arthur Weisberg and Charles Rosen. He was a member of the Bennington College faculty from 1977-79 and maintained a freelance career in New York until moving to Toronto in 1981. Richard continues to perform with the Glass Orchestra, Arraymusic, The Evergreen Club, New Music Concerts and the Esprit Orchestra, as well as writing for dance and multi-media. He appears on many recordings with these and other groups.

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