Reflections for Electric Guitar
1. Infinity Mirror – performed on 6 and 7 string electric guitars by Adrian Verdejo
Recorded at the Canadian Music Centre’s Murray Adaskin Salon in Vancouver, B.C. Produced and edited by Jordan Nobles.
Infinity Mirror is dedicated to Andrew McLuskey.
Special thanks to Adrian Verdejo, Kelly Nobles, Julian Nobles, Sean Bickerton, Dave McLaughlin, Tracy Legault, and Amy Brandon.
TK471 © 2019 Redshift Music
Jordan Nobles – composer
JUNO award-winning composer Jordan Nobles is known for creating music filled with an “unearthly beauty” (Mondomagazine) that makes listeners want to “close (their) eyes and transcend into a cloud of music” (Discorder Magazine).
“Technically, there was no other word for it then that much overused modifier awesome.” Georgia Straight – Vancouver, BC
Jordan has won numerous awards for his work including a JUNO Award for ‘Classical Composition of the Year’, a Western Canadian Music Award,the International Composition Competition of the Unbound Flute Festival (Brisbane, Australia July 2016); the Sacra/Profana (San Diego 2013) , Vancouver Bach Choir (Vancouver 2008), and Polyphonos (Seattle 2011) International Composition Competitions. He placed 2nd in the International Soli fan tutti Kompositionswettbewerbs in Darmstadt, Germany and was a finalist in the C4 Choir Composition Competition in New York., as well as has been chosen to be performed in Wrocław, Poland at the International Society for Contemporary Music’s 2014 World Music Days.
“…breathtakingly beautiful sounds.” The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB
In 2017, Jordan was the recipient of the Jan V. Matejcek Award from SOCAN “in recognition of his overall success in New Classical Music” and was honoured with the Barbara Pentland Award of Excellence for his “extraordinary contribution to Canadian Music”.
“…an experience of profound emotion.” Kitchener Waterloo Record – Kitchener, ON
Jordan was named the 2009 Emerging Artist in music from the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Awards. His string orchestra work Aurora was the CBC’s official entry at the UNESCO International Music Council’s International Rostrum of Composers in Lisbon, Portugal.
“..the most devastating work I’ve heard in a long time. It comes at you in ripples of heart-breaking melancholy that you only gradually acknowledge as such—you find yourself sad, then sadder, than closer to tears, then struggling not to sob, and not really knowing why. I was crushed by it…” Definitely the Opera, Toronto, ON
He continues to receive many National and International performances and commissions. He is a member of the Canadian League of Composers and an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre.
“It was a huge success…The audience was in trance and we got a standing ovation in the middle of the concert!!!!” Michael Zaugg, conductor, Choeur Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
Recent projects included commissions for a spatial work for large wind symphony for Arizona State University, a work for soprano and chamber ensemble for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, a concert length spatial work for the Surrey Youth Symphony, and a new commission for the Standing Wave ensemble.
“And just such a unique experience was provided, with spectacular effect, by Vancouverite Jordan Nobles‘ A Sign in Space, which scattered the musicians to the far, jagged corners of the Crystal to surround us with music of unearthly beauty. Specially written for the day, Nobles’ piece was as perfectly at home in the ROM’s Crystal as Gabrieli in St. Mark’s Basilica. And the museum-goers were caught in their tracks as they drifted in from neighbouring rooms: spellbound, they stood and spun around slowly, trying to place the sources of the sound. How long was it, ten minutes? Thirty? Time was suspended; I could have sat for hours.” Mondomagazine, Toronto, ON
Adrian Verdejo – guitar
Adrian Verdejo is a guitarist and music educator based in Vancouver. Described as “a musician’s musician” (Vancouver Observer), Verdejo performs as a soloist as well as with the Victoria Guitar Trio, the McGregor-Verdejo Duo and various improvised music ensembles. He has also played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, VICO, Turning Point, Aventa and more. He is dedicated to the creation of new music for guitar, commissioning and premiering numerous original pieces. Verdejo has also arranged various solo and ensemble works for guitar. His playing can be heard on several recordings; his recent album with the Victoria Guitar Trio, Concentric Rings, was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.
Verdejo is a faculty instructor at the Vancouver Community College School of Music, and he maintains a busy private teaching studio in Vancouver. He holds degrees from University of Ottawa (MMus), University of Victoria (BMus), and Capilano University (Dip), he studied with guitarists Patrick Roux, Dr. Alexander Dunn, and Stephen Boswell.
Adrian Verdejo frequently performs for Health Arts Society, serving audiences in care throughout Canada. He also plays for West Coast Strings with his sister Meghan, providing live music for various events in BC. Adrian is currently president of the board of directors for Redshift Music Society.