Here’s a collection of my musical collaborations and solo work. You can buy many of my catalogued recordings directly on my site or contact me if you want a specific recording.
A couple of examples, click on the read more link to find more of my recordings.
Free Psychedelic Poster Inside Intersystems (Michael Hayden, Blake Parker & Dick Zander) Allied Records, 1968, remastered by Gary Todd CD reissue, Streamline USA, 1994 $24.00 Cdn, + 4.00$ shipping
Peachy Intersystems, produced with Jack Boswell Allied Records, 1967 remastered by Gary Todd CD reissue, Streamline, USA, 1996 $24.00 Cdn, + $4.00 shipping
Stella! Black & White Produced by JMC and Blake Parker, in collaboration with Michael Hayden and Walsh Films, 1995 Cassette & Transcript $25.00 Cdn + $7.00 S&H
Number One Intersystems Limited edition special reissue reproduction of original 1967 Allied lp with bonus Intersystems Comic book available as vinyl only: John Mills-cockells pre-synthesizer electro-acoustic album with poet Blake Parker, album design by Michael Hayden. Limited quantity $55.00 Cdn, or USD + $8.00S&H
A Third Testament Music from the TV series with Malcolm Muggeridge produced by John Mills-Cockell lp, True North Records, 1974
Produced by John Mills-Cockell with students at FanshaweCollege and Jim Bungard. Cover by Bart Schoales lp, True North Records, 1973
Long Lost Relatives with Alan Wells & Doug Pringle. Produced by Bob D’Orleans. Cover by Bart Schoales lp, True North Records, 1971
Syrinx with Alan Wells & Doug Pringle. Produced by John Mills-Cockell. Cover painting by Jerry Zeldin lp, True North Records, 1970
Sessions Performing on Keyboards, and Orchestration
Neon Accelerando (same as Gateway, UK release) lp, Aura Records , 1983
Syrinx were an electronic group formed by John Mills-Cockell shortly after the release of the last album by his group Intersystems. Syrinx released two albums, a self-titled debut in 1970 and “Long Lost Relatives” in 1971. Their lineup was: John Mills-Cockell (piano and organ), Doug Pringle (saxophone), Malcolm Tomlinson (drums and vocals) and Allan Wells (percussion).
Intersystems were a Canadian experimental art and music group, formed in the 1960s in Montreal, featuring the spoken word poetry of Blake Parker and the musique concrete sound experiments of John Mills-Cockell, as well as light installations by Michael Hayden and sculpture by Dik Zander. The group released a total of three albums: “Number One” (1967), “Peachy” (1967) and “Free Psychedelic Poster Inside” (1968). Intersystems’ third album “Free Psychedelic Poster Inside” originated as an installation piece featuring sculptures, light displays and electronic recordings with Blake Parker’s vocals. The recordings accompanying the installation would become the album itself. The installation was displayed at the Mind Excursion Centre in Montreal on July 8, 1968. Mills-Cockell later formed Syrinx with other musicians. He also went on to release a number of solo albums throughout the 1970’s. As a composer, he has produced music for a number of feature films and TV movies. Parker continued performing poetry until he passed away in January 2007. Hayden currently owns “Thinking Lightly”, a light-installation company. Intersystems’ albums were originally released on private-pressed vinyl. Three decades later they were re-released on both CD and vinyl by the Streamline and Cortical Foundation labels.