The People behind Pause Music

Erin Donovan

Percussionist, pianist and composer Erin Donovan presents site specific multimedia events for indoor and outdoor spaces with her organization, Hear Here Productions. Her work has been presented by the Banff Centre and Parks Canada, and as a percussionist she has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Canadian Opera Company.


Originally from Winnipeg, Glenn Patscha spent a decade in New Orleans studying with Ellis Marsalis and becoming a staple of the New Orleans music scene, recording and touring with many of the New Orleans greats. In 1998, while touring with Marianne Faithfull, Patscha moved to New York and started Ollabelle, one of the seminal bands that gave rise to what is now dubbed Americana music.

Glenn currently tours with Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Rosanne Cash and Marc Cohn. He resides on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Visit him online at

John D.S. Adams

John D.S. Adam’s artistic collaborations vary widely across the disciplines of music recording, sound design and experimental analogue electronics. As a producer/recording engineer Adams has worked with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jane Bunnett, Old Man Luedecke, James Ehnes and John Cage. His recording work has garnered him multiple JUNO Awards and his sound designs have been commissioned by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Inter Arts Matrix, Princess Productions and Barishnykov’s White Oak Dance Project.
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Anna Patscha

Anna Patscha brings a diverse set of skills to the Pause Music team with her background in operations, office and restaurant management.