John H.K Fisher

flautist, pianist and vocalist




John has been performing since he was thirteen. His dedication led him to the University of British Columbia, where he earned a Bachelor of Music, and then on to working with some of Vancouver’s top performers and groups as a flautist, pianist and vocalist. His first writing and production effort earned him honors at the Cannes Amateur Film Festival for the soundtrack to the film “No Entry.” His accomplishments include performances across Canada, the USA, Europe and the Far East. John’s song “You made my Night” hit the Top 100 charts internationally and his song “City of Darkness” hit the top 100 charts in Canada. John is now focused on getting his music published, recorded, and placed in film and television. He is currently performing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. John is currently sharing his love of music through his latest releases: ‘Love Prevails’ a collection of adult contemporary originals with vocals and instrumentals, and a new book ‘Blink of an Eye’. After performing for ten years, John went back for a teaching degree and combined music with his love for helping others. His first novel came about after struggling with life’s big challenges and questions. A great cathartic experience, but now he is ready to express those emotions through music again.



What does music mean to you personally?

Music started to have greater meaning to me once I started writing my own music. Out of nowhere it comes, and reminds me of the beautiful mysteries of life. I pursued music because it filled my whole being with direction, fullfilment and purpose. It was a great vehicle to challenge myself to be the best human I could be, mentally and emotionally, except for athletically maybe, but even there it inspired me to be healthy to be able to perform well. I pursued music in the hope that God would have mercy on my limitations and weaknesses as a musician. Music is such miracle; I thought any miracle was possible, and that it would bring me closer to His truth. Even after my youthful naivity was crushed by hard cold realities, and of commercial survival with all it’s criticism and having to be compared to Bach, and all the other geniuses, I somehow persevered. As humanity starts to glimpse reality from a scienific perspective, music still holds great meaning for me, for how it can inspire, sooth our fears, bond humans emotionally and intelectually, and provides a feeling of freedom when we blissfully dance away our troubles. It’s great to be a part of something bigger than oneself; music is one way humans can live in the moment with joy and happiness.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?

No, I do not believe that music is only about fantasy. According to science we do not even know what reality is yet, nor do we have the instruments to detect it all. When ideas, thoughts and emotions lead to actions, it is very easy to see their reality, but who is to say that even thoughts themselves are not real. But of course music can be fantasy, a longing for what is not yet realized: hopes and dreams.

If you were not a professional musician, what would you have been?

I would love to help the world be a better place for life to exist, so I would be a doctor, or a scientist discovering the truth of existance. I believe that verifiable, objective truth could unite the world in a common goal and purpose.

Do you think about the audience when composing?

When I was young, and believed that God was 100% real, it only made sense that I should do music to serve God in any way that I could. Music was a tool to express my love for God and to be closer to God and inspire other seekers. God creates music to show His love and to inspire humans to love and serve Him. Trying to make a living with music completely destroyed that paradigm. I had to do music to please commercial interests and not God. It became very important to concider what the audience wanted. At first I tried to find common ground by writing about love, but I feel I was only fooling myself.The conflict was so great I basically gave up music and went into teaching. Now when I create music, it all depends why I am writing if an audience is taken into account. But again the human condition is such a mystery that it may be impossible to not write for an audience as the composer is always present.