Standing Wave has WON Classical Ensemble of the Year at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards!
Also, two pieces on their CD New Wave received nominations for “Classical Composition of the Year” (for Marcus Goddard‘s Raven Tales and Edward Top’s Pots ‘n Pans Falling)
Performers: STANDING WAVE – Christie Reside, flutes; A-K Coope, clarinets; Rebecca Whitling, violin; Peggy Lee, cello; Allen Stiles, piano; Vern Griffiths, percussion. www.standingwave.ca
1. Sculptress 16:31 – Nicole Lizée, 2010, rev. 2014
Raven Tales – Marcus Goddard, 2012, rev.2014
2. I Txa’msom Frees The Light 4:31
3. II Ancestral Voice 3:48
4. III Our Connections 3:13
5. Critical Distance 12:01 – Justin Christensen, 2013
6. Emmy Noether 10:29 – Michael Oesterle, 2013/2014, rev. 2015
7. Pots ‘n Pans Falling 12:56, for ensemble and pre-recorded child violinist – Edward Top, 2013
Recorded at the Music Multimedia Room, McGill University, Montreal, QC, August 5- 7, 2015.
Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Will Howie with engineering assistance: Alan JS “Juice” Han.
Produced by Will Howie and Standing Wave.
CD Design by John Endo Greenaway, Big Wave Design.
This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through the Music: Production Grants program. A special thanks to Drs. John and Marian Coope for their generous support.
Standing Wave is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation and presentation of new works.
TK448 © + ℗ 2017 Standing Wave Society
Made up of six of Vancouver’s most sought-after musical multitaskers, Standing Wave is dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music by Canadian and International composers The ensemble ventures into a wide array of musical worlds with passion and assurance, bringing an audaciously intimate aesthetic to the most complex and ground-breaking music. In its 24 year history, Standing Wave has commissioned and premiered over 75 works, has toured across Canada, and has released 3 CDs, including Liquid States (2013), which was recorded live in CBC Studio One and nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards. The group’s fourth CD, New Wave, was released in January of 2017. Recent highlights include opening night performances at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 VSO New Music Festivals, an appearance at Ottawa’s Chamberfest, an 8-night run of Jeffrey Ryan’s Book of Love with Kokoro Dance, and collaborations with composers James O’Callaghan and Vincent Ho. Exciting shows in 2017 include appearances at the PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, the Montreal/New Musics Festival, and ISCM’s World New Music Days.
Standing Wave: Photo by Janet Baxter