The Art of Time Ensemble
Art of Time

Between 2007 and 2013 I wrote more or less each year an arrangement of a song for the Canadian ensemble The  Art of Time, directed by my friend the pianist Andrew Burashko. Andrew chose the songs which usually had a specific theme, for example the anniversary of a particular recording (George Harrison’s Something). Three of them were by Leonard Cohen. This is the list.

2007 That’s no way to say goodbye (Leonard Cohen) Sarah Slean

2008 A singer must die (Leonard Cohen) Steven Page

2009 Song of Bernadette (Leonard Cohen) Melanie Doane

2009 Something (Beatles) Sarah Slean

2010 Wayfaring stranger (trad) Gregory Hoskins

2011 Lost in the Stars (Kurt Weill) Sarah Slean

2013 Having myself a time (Billie Holiday) Madeleine Peyroux

In 2017 I did an arrangement of Neil Young’s Only Love Can Break Your Heart but this was never performed…

I am now thinking of arranging these for my own ensemble…


Leonard Cohen: A Singer Must Die (Steven Page)

Leonard Cohen: That's no way to say goodbye (Melanie Doane)

Gavin Bryars