Standing Wave – 20C Remix

20C Remix has been nominated for a 2022 JUNO Award for “Classical Album of the Year (Small Ensemble)”!

20C Remix features music from the last century reimagined by seven of today’s leading Canadian composers. These new pieces showcase the composers’ individual voices while still conveying the essence of the original works.

1.  Stone’s ThrowJocelyn Morlock.  Based on Ann Southam’s Glass Houses No. 9 (1981)
2.  The SpinsNicole Lizée.  Based on Dead or Alive’s You Spin Me Round (like a record) (1984)
3.  le merle noir (1952) – Olivier Messiaen, arr. Jennifer Butler
4.  Walking in Claude’s FootstepsJordan Nobles. Based on Claude Debussy’s Des pas sur la neige (1909-10)
5.  Guilty PleasuresJared Miller.  Based on John AdamsChina Gates (1977)
6.  Oh Come Now, There is a Beautiful PlaceChris Mayo.  Based on Reinhold Gliere’s Symphony No. 3 (1911)
7.  Tenebrose Bekah Simms.  Based on Béla Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, mvt III. Adagio (1936)
8.  EpiphoraNicky Lizee.  Based on Justin Timberlake’s Cry me a River (2002)

Performed by Standing Wave
Christie Reside, flutes
AK Coope, clarinets
Rebecca Whitling, violin
Peggy Lee, cello
Allen Stiles, piano
Vern Griffiths, percussion

Produced by Will Howie and Rebecca Whitling
Recorded and Mixed by Will Howie
Assistant Engineers:  James Perrella, Brad Danyluk, and Eric St. Laurent
Recorded at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver BC
Special thanks to Patrick Carrabré, David Humphrey, Mark Haney, and Alex Clark
Standing Wave is managed by Diane Kadota Arts Management

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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Western Canada’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble, Standing Wave is a sextet of intrepid new music interpreters dedicated to commissioning and performing cutting-edge music from today’s most forward-thinking composers.  

Acclaimed internationally for their virtuosity, vision, and artistry, Standing Wave has cultivated a reputation for electrifying live performance that pushes the boundaries of what chamber music is and can be.

Standing Wave ventures into a panoply of musical worlds with passion and assurance;  Modern classics by Xenakis, Murail, Glass, and Vivier are staples of the ensemble’s repertoire, along with commissioned works by pioneering Canadian composers such as James O’Callaghan, Nicole Lizee, Jocelyn Morlock, Giorgio Magnanensi, and Jordan Nobles. 

In it’s 30 year history, Standing Wave has commissioned and premiered well over 100 works.  The ensemble has self-presented an annual season of concerts in Vancouver, toured across Canada, and collaborated with luminary artists such as Kokoro Dance, Ballet BC, Mina Shum, Peter Anderson, Talking Pictures, Veda Hille, and the Git Hayetsk Dancers.  

Celebrated on stages across Canada, Standing Wave has been featured as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, the Modulus Festival, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival, the Victoria Symphony’s New Currents Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Montreal New Music Festival, and Ottawa’s Chamberfest,  In 2022, the ensemble will be featured on Winnipeg’s Groundswell Concert Series’ 30thAnniversary.  

Recent highlights include being named Artist/Ensemble of the Year at the West Coast Music Awards (2017), performances at the Orpheum Theatre as part of the VSO New Music Festival from 2014-2018, and the presentation of Sculptress, the Music of Nicole Lizee, featuring the composer on live electronics, at the the PuSH International Festival and the Montreal New Music Festival.  In 2012, the ensemble presented Raven Tales, a collaboration with First Nations Artist and Dancer Mike Dangeli, which featured the Git Hayetsk Dancers, as well as the premiere of a work by award-winning Vancouver composer Marcus Goddard.

Standing Wave’s latest recording, 20C Remix (2021), features works created as part of an ongoing project in which composers were in invited to rearrange or reimagine a piece of music from the 20th Century for the ensemble.  Previous albums include New Wave (2017) which garnered the West Coast Music Award for Artist/Ensemble of the year for the ensemble, Liquid States (2013), which was nominated for two West Coast Music Awards, and Redline (2007).

Standing Wave: Photo by Janet Baxter

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