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Tiess McKenzie


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about me

My palms are usually sweaty because I drink too much caffeine.

I was born in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I followed my mother's and sister's footsteps and got a BMus in Music Education from the U of S. I learned a lot about playing the trombone and a little bit about writing music. Then I realized that school band teachers are superheroes and I am not one of them. 

So I headed west (for West is where we all plan to go some day),  and got an MMus in Music Composition from UVic.  I learned a lot about writing music and a little bit about computers. Now I'm back on the Great Plains. I like things that are unusual. I like things that are ordinary.

I like sounds. I like listening.

I'm good at making soup. I'm bad at skateboarding.

I am a (com)Poser.


     Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men, p. 371.


Tiess McKenzie

   I try to post recent projects on the YouTube:

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Tiess UVic Power Plant
Crickets in Garry Oak Meadow
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I've also got some things on SoundCloud:

   I'm sporadically on instagram:

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Interested in collaborating? Just want to say hi?

Thanks for getting in touch!

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