Wayne is travelling to Victoria in Sept as composer/sound designer on Kat Sandler's wonderful play Yaga. Details at The Belfry Theatre. Runs from Sept 12th till Oct 8th.
April 29, 2023
Wayne has been invited to return for his 3rd season at the Stratford Festival for director Antoni Cimolino's english language world premiere of Grand Magic. Details at Grand Magic Runs from May 5 till Sept 29th.
March 13, 2023
World Premiere film release of 1939 today. Very proud of everyone involved! Details at Stratford@home
April 16, 2022
Wayne has been invited to return to Stratford this season as composer/sound designer for the world premiere of Jani Lauzon/ Kaitlyn Riordan's play 1939. Previews start in late August. Runs from August 23rd till October 29th.
Feb 11, 2022
This is Wayne's latest release of jazz piano standards!
Wayne, an accomplished composer and sound designer, has composed music for various theatrical productions, spanning both the realms of radio broadcasts at CBC and live theatre. Notably, next year will see him enter his fourth season of involvement with the Stratford Festival. One of his standout achievements was the Dora award nomination in 2005 for his remarkable score in Factory Theatre's 'The Leisure Society' production.. Wayne is keenly interested in the relationship of visual imagery and music. He has spent the last seventeen years developing a real time software animation engine that explores the possibilities of this new form of artistic expression.
Come Back This Way - written/performed by Ryan Van Belleghem
I Don't See You At All - written/performed by The Tone Crooks
Angel Eyes - written by Gord MacBain feat. Jason Simmons
Till You're Mine - written by Gord MacBain feat. Jason Simmons
All Over You - written by Gord MacBain feat. Laura Lynn Mergel
King of Hearts - written by Gord MacBain feat.Neil Donell
The Joke - written by Brandi Carlile. Performed by Missy Jacobson
Watch - Solo/Trio Jazz Piano
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A complete transcription of Wayne Kelso's solo piano recording of Jimi Hendrix's classic song 'Little Wing'.
File Size: 218K
Wayne has always been a keen student of the symbiotic relationship between music and light. As a young boy, he was fascinated by the piano players who performed live to silent pictures. He wondered if it would be possible to invert that relationship by empowering the pianist to somehow paint onto the screen the visual imagery that musicians hold in their mind's eye.
In 1995, Wayne began his journey. Completely self taught, he immersed himself in various computer programming languages and 3D animation theory and set out to build a real time software animation engine uniquely suited to his own musical and visual sensibilities.
The work has evolved over the years alongside of the technological advancements of 3D graphics hardware. Wayne is currently experimenting with a new musical deep learning / neural net interface that shows promising results….stay tuned!