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PHI CAELESTIS released on Analekta

Phi, my 30 minute ballet commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Alexander Shelley for the Alberta Ballet, is now available on CD

Selected reviews from the premiere performance: 

” 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

The River is Within Us released on Marquis!

Duo Concertante’s wonderful new recording features The River is Within Us, written especially for them. 

Available on iTunes

Andrew Staniland featured on Schmopera.com’s Talking With Composers series