In the winter months when I was studying guitar I would walk down to the Old Port of Montreal and look at the boats waiting in the icy harbour. The Old Port is almost completely deserted in the winter, even in the middle of the day.

These four easy guitar pieces are inspired by early music. The modal harmonies evoke a sense of estrangement or isolation.

I tried to strike a pleasant balance between melancholy nostalgia and inspiration or encouragement for the future.

These four pieces will be available soon in album form for streaming. In the meantime, you can listen to an excerpt below.