ENCOUNT3RS – a new ballet for Canada’s 150th.

 

Selected Reviews for PHI, premiered in April 2017  at the National Arts Centre:  

” Andrew Staniland’s score is full of brawn and energy(…)”

– Globe and Mail, April 21 2017. 

“Set to Staniland’s beautifully dramatic score and augmented by video images of shapes, equations and fractals projected on a large-screen backdrop, it was a powerful piece characterized by the exceptionally physical movement that is Grand-Maître’s forte.”

– Ottawa Citizen, April 21 2017

 “Thundering percussion, colossal blasts of brass, and sinuous, nervy woodwind lines create a seductive field of orchestral texture and colour.”

– Artsfile.ca,  April 21 2017

“Sur la partition très cinématographique et tarkovskienne d’Andrew Staniland, Caelestis a dansé une fin du monde athlétique et flamboyante où la planète partait littéralement en fumée.”

– La Presse,  April 22 2017

 

Terra Nova Young Innovators Award

Andrew Staniland receives the 2017 Terra Nova Young Innovators Award

Research pioneers

New Recordings

AN OPERATIC ORATORIO FOR FOUR SINGERS, PIANO TRIO, PERCUSSION AND CHORUS BY COMPOSER ANDREW STANILAND AND POET JILL BATTSON

 now available on iTunes and Amazon

“A modern Carmina Burana […] Staniland has utilized the modern orchestra and the contemporary media to produce a work of vital dramaturgy and lasting, thought-provoking power.”
– The Classical Music Guide

“Striking, beautiful, and wonderfully weird. […] The score is percussive, dissonant yet lyrical and evocative; very powerful and haunting.”
– La Scena Musicale

 

Dark Star Requiem CMCCD 22716 Cover

 

Guitarist Steven Cowan releases Dreaded Sea Voyage on his debut recording: 

available on iTunes

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Talking Down the Tiger, a recording dedicated to my works for instruments and electronics is available now on iTunes:  apple.co/1MxSdDh & Amazon:  amzn.to/1H325gh

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Selected Reviews:

“Virtuosic, ingenious, and impressive, Talking Down the Tiger is a wonderful listening experience….” – Richard Todd, Wolfgang’s Tonic, September 2015. 

“Andrew Staniland is among the heirs of the best Canadian electroacoustic music”  -Ettore Garzia Percorsi Musicali, August 2015

“(…)the most extended work, Still Turning, is in a very different world. Here we do have a masterpiece of our time. Think of Kodály’s unaccompanied Cello Sonata; add the cadenza from Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto; wrap it up in 21st century dress, and you have this riveting, and often brutal score that takes tonality forward into our time. (…)”  – David Denton David’s Review Corner, August 2015

“Naxos a raison de titrer sur l’oeuvre avec percussion, Talking Down the Tiger, fascinant tour de force mimétique” – C. Huss, Le Devoir, August 2015