Keenan Reimer-Watts (b. 1992) enjoys his life as a composer and multi-instrumentalist.
He has composed extensively for solo piano, as well as for other solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and piano concertos for orchestra. Keenan frequently performs his own music, including an hour-long set of piano variations modeled after the Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach, which can be found on YouTube.
He has also endeavored to make music commissioning accessible to all by creating the series 'Preludes for People'. So far there a dozens of these preludes composed for specific people who have asked for them as a gift or for theirselves, for a variety of instruments.
Keenan has self-produced 5 albums, comprised of children’s piano music by Debussy, Bartok and Schumann, synthesizer improvisations, poetry, and piano improvisations with electronic clips from all over the world. His most recent album is ‘Preludes for People, and Wandering Pieces'.
Keenan has had the privilege to perform as part of the Stratford Festival, the Elora Festival, Scotiafest, the Tuckamore festival, and the Mill Race festival. He has also performed at the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, at the Aeolian Concert Hall, La Maison de la musique de Sorel-Tracy, at Ottawa Pianos, in Tabaret Hall, and a number of house concerts! He has also premiered a concerto by Glenn Buhr with NUMUS concert series, which can be found on youtube.
Keenan is also the founder of 'Busking for Change', a performing arts-based movement dedicated to raising money for environmental organizations, in an effort to help mitigate climate change.
Learn more at www.buskingforchange.net, and help spread the word!