The Handler project is a bi-national music collaboration between Newfoundland's well-known Jim Fidler and musician, composer/arranger, record producer Jörgen Hansson from Sweden.
Both blind, these two individuals endeavor to combine and activate something seemingly much lost these days; the human imagination "the theatre of the mind".
"When I grew up we were all excited about the future and the possibilities it held, such things as star trek and the album Autobaun by Kraftwerk really stimulated the imagination. We were all looking forward to the future and I have heard it said that the future is here." If that be the case, does this mean we should stop dreaming about the future? The Handler Project says no. - Jim Fidler
Jim Fidler is not just a talented multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer, he is a man with incredible vision and a message to share with those who would like to listen.
Completely blind since the age of 9, Jim has dedicated himself to his true passion and calling - music, and expressing himself through his music. His foundation as a classically trained pianist led the way to adopting and excelling at many other instruments. As a solo performer he can woo a crowd with just a guitar; he also loves to play drums and sing which he did with the successful reggae group, Pressure Drop.
Jim spends much of his time in his own studio, creating and producing his own blend of musical styles. He uses his production tools much as an artist uses a paintbrush and paints soundscapes. His broad view of the world and different genres of music has seeped into his own style and you might hear hints of pop, rock, arabic, french, latin, african, reggae, or amerikana in any particular song.
Thank you for visiting and please have a look around - there's lots to check out such as: Jim's discography in the music section, some very interesting media interviews, videos of live performances, special episodes of Jim's podcast, Republic of Avalon Radio and lots more. Don't forget to sign up for the e-newsletter to keep up to date and also get your free download! And of course you can purchase Jim's music in the store. Enjoy!