Bio

Perceived Self

True Self

I make music and art to maintain my sanity, and I make websites & web applications to maintain my bank account. I live in Montréal and nurture a love-hate relationship with Toronto. I’ve also lived for long periods in New York and Guelph. Je parle aussi le Français au niveau d’un enfant de cinq ans (voilá, plein d’érreurs).

Music

I’ve been actively releasing music since 2012 with my first release on Wide Angle Recordings, and I’ve worked with a bunch of other labels since then. To date I’ve officially released one full length album, two orginal EPs, a remix EP, six singles, eight remixes, and one collaboration. I also run a small weirdo label in partnership with Wide Angle Recordings founder Blake Sutherland called Temparc Music.

Writing & Digital Media

When I graduated from University I briefly embarked on a short-lived music journalism career as a freelancer; I wrote regularly as a young man for Earmilk.com from 2010-2013 and for Canadian monthly music paper Exclaim! from 2011-2014. I also was the lead web writer & editor, video co-producer, & podcast producer for StudioFeed from 2011-2013 before they relocated to LA.

Web Development & Design

I’ve been working as a developer since 2013. In the past I’ve worked for non-profit and for-profit companies, including Healthy Minds Canada (now defunct) and Reshift Media in Toronto. I currently work for my own web development company as a full-time contractor, Temparc Web. I’m technically a full-stack developer who works mostly in the LAMP/LEMP world, and with JavaScript as well as is inevitable with the modern web. I enjoy solving problems with code but deeply resent what surveillance capitalism has done to the internet.

This website is built using WordPress on top of Bedrock with a custom theme that uses Vue.js on the front-end. It’s hosted on a small Digital Ocean LAMP droplet. Some specific technologies used on this site include PHP7.1, Composer, Gulp, SCSS, Vue.js, and NPM. There is no external JavaScript or tracking code loaded on this site.