19 Jan 19, 2022
Happy to announce two new tracks have been released in the past week:
In The Falling Dark 1 has been recorded by pianist Jennifer King on her lovely album O Mistress Moon: Canadian Edition. For more information be sure to visit her website: https://jenniferkingpiano.com
Raga Sept 'Single' has been recorded by La Lumière Flûte Quatuor https://www.facebook.com/LumiereFluteQuatuor/
24 Dec 24, 2021
Happy Holidays! Here are two holiday tracks from the Charke~Cormier Duo:
01 Oct 01, 2021
The visual album for Bathymetric Terrains is now available on YouTube. We had a lot of fun recording this last year around Wolfville, NS and the Minas Basin.
18 Aug 18, 2021
Very happy to share the following videos with La Lumière Flute Quartet performing Raga Sept 'Single'. Enjoy!
03 May 03, 2021
C.P.E. Bach Sonata in A Minor (Wq.132). Recorded at home on the bass flute on May 3, 2021. Enjoy!
08 Mar 08, 2021
For the next month you can register (for free) to watch the Calgary Philharmonic perform True North: Symphonic Ballet. Featuring a documentary by filmmaker Emil Agopian, the music of Dinuk Wijeratne, Maxime McKinley, Derek Charke, Dorothy Chang, and Vincent Ho — as well as choreography by Yukichi Hattori, Hal Eagletail of the Northern Dene Tsuu T'ina Nation, who contributed the prelude and postlude, and conductor Gary Kulesha.
08 Mar 08, 2021
Congratulations to all of the ECMA nominees! Grateful to be included in such a wonder group of musicians. Thank you to Land's End Ensemble, John Lowry and Ben Reimer for their terrific performance of Tree Rings, and to Eugene Cormier for his collaboration on Bathymetric Terrains.
Classical Composition of the Year / Composition classique de l’année
• Andrew Staniland - "Peter Quince at the Clavier"
• Bekah Simms - "Granitic"
• Derek Charke - "Tree Rings"
• Dinuk Wijeratne - "The Spirit and the Dust"
• Emily Doolittle - "Doolittle: Minute Études “Excerpts” (Live)"
• Peter-Anthony Togni - "Sea Dreams"
Classical Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l'année - Classique
• Charke-Cormier Duo - Bathymetric Terrains
• Duo Concertante - Franz Schubert Music for Violin and Piano
• Sarah Hagen - Women of Note
• Sarah Slean, Symphony Nova Scotia, Bernhard Gueller - Sarah Slean and Symphony Nova Scotia
• Steve Cowan and Adam Cicchillitti - Focus
15 Feb 15, 2021
Available now from Leaf Music, In the Falling Dark 1 as performed by Jennifer King. https://jenniferkingpiano.com
“In the Falling Dark 1” was composed by Derek Charke in 2014 as a commission by the Muzikon series for pianist Barbara Pritchard. The work is about the time of day known as dusk or twilight. In French this hour is known as ‘Entre Chien et Loup’ (translated as between dog and wolf). The mood begins from a recurring chorale to shimmering, repeated chord patterns opening to brooding moments and spaciously improvised solemn reflections.
12 Jan 12, 2021
12 Jan 12, 2021
Check out a video we did of the first movement from a Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Sonata! https://www.facebook.com/charkecormierduo/videos/885089015595449
24 Dec 24, 2020
Happy Holidays from the Charke~Cormier Duo! We've recorded four new tunes and will be uploading them in the next few days before Christmas. Here's the fourth and final one: O Little Town of Bethlehem.