Thrilled to have been a part of this project which premiered this past Saturday Oct. 28, 2017 with composers Dinuk Wijeratne, Maxime McKinley, Dorothy Chang, Vince Ho, and Hal Eagletail; featuring the Tsuu Ti’Na singers; Yukichi Hattori, Galien Johnston Hattori, and Tara Williamson, dancers; conducted by Gary Kulesha, and performed by the Calgary Philharmonic. Below are the documentary videos of the process by Emil Agopian. http://calgaryphil.com/event/true-north-world-premiere/
Acadia University researchers Drs. Derek Charke and Kirk Hillier are each receiving John R. Evans Fund awards from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Announced today at Laurentian University by Minister of Science, the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Dr. Derek Charke will receive $40,778 for his development of the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio and Dr. Kirk Hillier will receive $155,206 for his development of the Acadia Quarantine Behavioral Bioassay Facility.
A recording of the premiere performance of Tree Rings for John Lowry and Evelyn Glennie from May 26, 2017 — Bella Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta. Part of the 20th Anniversary concert presented by Land's End Ensemble (Calgary) and Evelyn Glennie, featuring world premieres by Allan Bell, Omar Daniel, Luna Pearl Woolf, Vincent Ho, and myself.
Take a read through this thoughtful and detailed review of the concert by Stephan Bonfield of the Calgary Herald.
Featuring the WIRED! Ensemble & myself on flutes. Conducted by Mark Hopkins.
Performers include: Eileen Walsh, clarinets; Gillian Smith, violin; Susan Sayle, viola; Norman Adams, cello; Max Kasper, bass; Mark Adam, percussion; Naoko Tsujita, percussion. Produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound, and released on Centrediscs (Toronto).
More information will be posted when it's available. A huge thanks to all involved!
A live performance of The Equation of Time with Eugene Cormier, guitar and myself on bass flute (Charke/Cormier Duo) is now on YouTube. From our performance on the annual Tom Regan concert at Acadia University.
Excited to announce that Lachrymose has been recorded by German piccolo virtuoso Natalie Schwaabe. Her CD includes an incredible array of music, including works by Levente Gyöngösi, Gert Wilden jr, Franco Donatoni, Mike Mower, Franz Kanefzky, and Jan Erik Mikalsen, in collaboration with pianist Jan Philip Schulze. The CD will be available on iTunes on February 17, 2017