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From Junkyard to Genius

From Junkyard to Genius

This article comes from ‘The Green Schoolhouse Series” and can be found in it’s original form here.   Studies have shown that students who learn to play a musical instrument perform better academically than those who don’t. Music involves rhythm, counting beats and notes, and recognizing and following patterns, which students can easily relate to...
Jazz, Blues & The Cosmic Muse

Jazz, Blues & The Cosmic Muse

Multi-award winning harmonica player Carlos Del Junco and guitarist/sound sculptor Mark Sepic join forces in a re-telling of our musical traditions, lovingly re-shaped by their off-road styling. Blessed with a profound love, devotion and mastery of their instruments and respective canon, along with a twenty year association in their duo melting pot, they bring a...

Mark Sepic’s O.C.D. – Fringe Festival Review

This article was published at Mooney on Theatre.com and can be found in its original form here. By Samantha Wu Mark Sepic’s O. C. D. is one man, Mark, on a small and intimate stage surrounded by a mismatched array of made, found, and fixed instruments, wires, pedals and his laptop hooked up to a...
Remaking and Impression by Robert Priest (excerpt)

Remaking and Impression by Robert Priest (excerpt)

This post is excerpted from the article by Robert Priest.  Read the original online here.. WHO: Mark Sepic, guitarist WHAT: Musical instruments made from trash WHY: To liberate our landfills and heal with new sounds I’ve never seen a musician so into the junk. Mark Sepic takes me out into his eastern Toronto back yard,...
Mark Sepic's O.C.D.

Mark Sepic’s O.C.D.

Mark Sepic’s O.C.D.  (Obsessive Creative Disorder) Musician, artist and obsessive recycler Mark Sepic shares songs, stories and quirky musical fantasies in a one man concert, featuring his “Junkestra”, a collection of tuneful trash. Rear Screen “Id Cartoons”, high tech electronics and hot rod guitars from junk shops accompany this quixotic vision quest for meaning, soul...
The Junkestra's Maiden Voyage

The Junkestra’s Maiden Voyage

The Maiden Voyage of The Junkestra A sustainable music emporium, featuring 20 years of trash, collected and installed in Toronto, Canada. Features Bernardo Padron – percussion, sax; Colin Campbell – percussion; Mark Sepic – percussion, design.

Guitarist is guided by the Spirit

From Ego Magazine by Hugh Fraser It’s El Duende — the mysterious spirit and emotional storm that takes possession of the great Flamenco guitarists –that guides the music of jazzman Mark Sepic. Sepic began guitar studies in the ’70s at Hamilton’s Westdale Secondary School with Ancaster teacher Ron Colling, who inspired him to keep going....