The Olympics Games depict great athletic accomplishments, all of which happen before our very eyes. Amongst them, I think of figure skater Eric Radford who will represent Canada with his partner Meegan Duhamel at the upcoming 2014 Sotchi Winter Games. Eric’s dream of skating to the sound of Tribute, his own composition, will come true during the execution of his short program to a Julie Marcotte choreography. I had the privilege to produce, orchestrate and conduct the recording session. Eric composed Tribute in memory of his trainer Paul Wirtz whom lost his battle to cancer in 2006.
You will be able to hear it during the performance of their pairs short program. The event starts February 6th.
My best wishes go out to Eric, Meegan and Julie, all of whom are innovating by skating to Eric’s original composition. It is an Olympics first and I commend them for their audacity. During the recording session, I saw Eric being moved by hearing his music being played by the strings of the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil. Also worthy of note is the fantastic work of Sylvain Lefebvre and his team at Lamajeure Studio. Moreover, the recording session was the object of a TSN/CTV report produced by Tracey Britnell.