Tiresias – Delicate Fires

Performers: Tiresias DuoMark McGregor, flute; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
Producers: Mark Takeshi McGregor and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa
Studio manager: Chris Segnitz
Engineer: Adam Johnson
Assistant Engineer: Graham Lesard
Digital Editing: Graham Lesard, Adam Johnson
Mastering: Susana Valente, Andrew J. Matthews
Piano technicians: Rick Wiens, Robert Picknell
Recorded at: Music & Sound Program, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Feb. 3-5, 2007
Director of Audio: Theresa Leonard
Cover art: Step Into the Glimpse by Nancy Blanchard

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1-4. I conversed with you in a dreamJocelyn Morlock
5. For Dreams of Things Which Cannot BeJennifer Butler
6-8. Sonatina for Solo Flute Barbara Pentland
9. Sonata Fantasy for Solo PianoBarbara Pentland
10. Trance for Flute and PianoBarbara Pentland
11. Vocalise for Solo FluteMurray Adaskin
12. Arsis and ThesisRodney Sharman

This CD was reprinted in 2012.

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Tiresias Duo
Hailed by the Globe and Mail for their “tremendous flair and intensity,” Tiresias Duo was formed by flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa in 2002. A blind seer from Greek mythology, Tiresias was transformed from man to woman and back again by supernatural means. S/he symbolizes what Iwaasa and McGregor have set out to accomplish: to speak from two very different perspectives with a single voice, to provide fresh perspectives and insights into conventional chamber music programmes, and to anticipate the future trajectories of the chamber music genre through working with composers and artists from various disciplines. Tiresias Duo has performed extensively throughout Western Canada; they have been featured at the Western Canadian Music Awards, New Works Calgary, Powell Street Festival, the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Tiresias Duo has commissioned numerous works by a diverse roster of Canadian composers, including Jennifer Butler, Simon Martin, Jocelyn Morlock, Jeffrey Ryan, and Rodney Sharman. Their first CD, Delicate Fires, was released in 2007 and was nominated for “Outstanding Classical Album” at the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards. In 2013 Tiresias Duo released their second album, Trade Winds, a double disc set featuring the music of Canadian and Japanese composers, including Toru Takemitsu, Derek Charke, Anthony Genge, Jean Coulthard, Hiroki Tsurumoto, Elliot Weisgarber, Jo Kondo, and Christopher Kovarik — an effort praised by WholeNote Magazine as being “unerringly good.”Tiresias image 2
Tiresias Duo: flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor and pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (Photo Credit: SD Holman)

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