(2005 – ongoing)
Bell Orchestre is a band that came together at Concordia music school. Originally, it featured Richard Reed Parry, Sarah Neufeld, Pietro Amato, Stef Scheider and Kaveh Nabatian.
My involvement came later. I was invited to come in and collaborate on writing a piece with them on the steel guitar. The song that developed from that is called “Les Lumieres,” and appeared on their album Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light.
When that record came out, the band invited me to play shows here and there to perform that song. I ended up sitting in on more and more sections of the show, until eventually it was decided that they didn’t want to do shows without me, and I was officially invited into the band.