Since November 2013 it has been my great privilege to present a monthly series of my music at the esteemed Café Résonance in Montreal. The series is ordinarily held on the third tuesday of each month.

This series has been a tremendous opportunity for me to write and perform a wide variety of music, and has set a fire under my proverbial behind that has pushed me to remain productive like never before. I am very grateful to everyone who has come out and listened, to all the gifted musicians who have performed, and especially to Martin and Colin at the café for everything they have done for me and so many other musicians in town.

On this page you will find a list of past and future performances at the series along with recordings of many of the pieces.

The musicians listed are those who performed at Resonance. Life being hectic and budgets small, the recordings do not necessarily feature the same performers.

Any performance marked with an asterisk (*) was entirely new (that is, never before performed) music. Any marked with a cross (+) contained at least some new music.

December 17th 2014

Works for solo piano and piano and violin +

John Corban – violin
Alexandra Gorlin-Crenshaw – piano

Malcolm’s Uncharacteristically Straight-ahead Jazz Sextet +

Andy King – trumpet
Ted Crosby – tenor saxophone
Alex Truelove – trombone
Malcolm Sailor – piano
Adrian Vedady – bass
Éric Thibodeau – drums

November 18th 2014

Works for string quartet +

Amy Hillis, Kate Maloney – violins
Thomas Quail – viola
Jane Chan – cello

Songs for voice and large ensemble +

Emma Frank – voice
Craig Pedersen, Simon Millerd – trumpets
Lyne Santamaria – horn
Claire Devlin, Micah Langer, Michael Johancsik – tenor saxophones
Alex Truelove, Kalun Leung, Taylor Donaldson – trombones
Malcolm Sailor, Marie-Claire Durand – piano 4-hands
Joel Kerr – bass

October 21st 2014

Variation for Double Basses *

Caroline Peach, Marie-Christine DesRosiers - basses

For 2 oboes and cello *

Lindsay Roberts, Krisjana Thorsteinson - oboes
Jane Chan - cello

Malcolm-what's-his-name-and-his-orchestra-or-whatever

Jean-Sébastien Leblanc, Isak Goldschneider - clarinets
Ben Dwyer, Ted Crosby - saxes
Andy King, Craig Pedersen - trumpets
Taylor Donaldson, Alex Truelove - trombones
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Julie Houle - tuba
Antoine Ferron - double-bass
Jonathan Gagné - drums

September 19th 2014

For cello and piano *

Jean-Christophe Lizotte - cello
Marc Wieser - piano

Brass sextets *

Amy Horvey, Alexis Basque - trumpets
Lyne Santamaria, Simon Bourget - horns
Alex Truelove, Taylor Donaldson - trombones

"Jazz" Quartet +

Ted Crosby - tenor sax
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Ben Dwyer - bass
Mathew MacEachern

July 15th 2014

Seven vocalises for three women's voices +

Ellen Wieser, Rona Nadler, Meagan Zantingh - voices

The Youjsh

Isak Goldschneider - clarinet
Ryan Frizzell - trumpet
Adam Kinner - saxophone
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Hans Bernhard - bass
Evan Tighe - drums

June 27th 2014

For solo piano *

Malcolm Sailor - piano

String trios *

Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon - violin
Thomas Quail - viola
Jane Chan - cello

Malcolm-what's-his-name-and-his-orchestra-or-whatever

Jean-Sébastien Leblanc, Isak Goldschneider - clarinets
Ben Dwyer, Ted Crosby - saxes
Andy King, Craig Pedersen - trumpets
Taylor Donaldson, Karine Gordon - trombones
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Julie Houle - tuba
Antoine Ferron - double-bass
Mathew MacEachern - drums


May 20th 2014

For solo piano *

Anna Huettel - piano

For violin and piano +

Sergey Prokofyev - violin
Anna Huettel - piano

Songs for voice and large ensemble *

Emma Frank - voice
Craig Pedersen, Simon Millerd - trumpets
Micah Langer, Mike Bjella - saxphones
Lyne Santamaria - horn
Alex Truelove, Taylor Donaldson - trombones
Malcolm Sailor, Marie-Claire Durand - piano
Joel Kerr - bass


April 15th 2014

String duos *

Aliza Thibodeau - violin
Karine Bouchard - cello

Horn trios *

Lyne Santamaria, Simon Bourget, Stephanie MacAlpine - horns

The F in Fresh

Synth pop! Music and lyrics by myself and Chesley Walsh

Chesley Walsh - voice
Malcolm Sailor - synths
Evan Tighe - electronic drums


March 18th 2014

For violin and piano *

John Corban - violin
Alexandra Gorlin-Crenshaw - piano

Trumpet duets *

Amy Horvey, Ryan Frizzell - trumpets

Music for jazz quintet +

Simon Millerd - trumpet
Mike Bjella - tenor sax
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Adrian Vedady - double bass
Kai Basanta - drums


February 18th 2014

Variations for solo cello *

Jane Chan, cello

"The Youjshy" +

Music of The Youjsh arranged for a new ensemble.

Isak Goldschneider - clarinet
Jason Rosenblatt - harmonica
Ryan Frizzell - trumpet
Sergiu Popa - accordion
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Julie Houle - tuba
Evan Tighe - percussion


January 21st 2014

Four pieces for string quartet *

Genevieve Liboiron, Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon - violins
Jennifer Thiessen - viola
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde - cello

Music for jazz quartet +

Adam Kinner - tenor saxophone
Malcolm Sailor - piano
Adrian Vedady - double bass
Philippe Melanson - drums


December 17th 2013

"Being and not being loved" *

A work of chamber music/musical theatre? A theatrical song cycle? An opera? Performed by Harp of the North.

Sarah Albu, Hilary Ison - voices
Lyne Santamaria - horn
Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon - violin
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde - cello
Marie-Christine Des Rosiers - double-bass

"Out of sight of land"

Songs by Damon Hankoff in arrangements by Isak Goldschneider.


November 19th 2013

String duos *

Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon - violin
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde - cello

Harp of the North

Chamberpop?

Sarah Albu, voice
Lyne Santamaria - horn
Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon - violin
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde - cello
Marie-Christine Des Rosiers - double-bass

Six winter songs *

Ensemble Ina

Anne-Marie Lozier, Sarah Albu - sopranos
Katherine Black, Marie-Claire Saindon - mezzo-sopranos
Amelia McMahon, Kate Bevan-Baker - altos
with Malcolm Sailor - piano