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Double ECMA Wins!

 

Duo Concertante’s wonderful new recording wins ECMA for Classical Album of the Year!  I am thrilled to have contributed a piece to the record, The River is Within Us which also won Classical Composition of the Year!

Available on iTunes

“(…)Staniland’s The River is Within Us starts with a protracted dialogue between the violin and piano that resolves in the most exquisite way imaginable” – Robert Rowat  – www.cbcmusic.ca

Featured on the CBC’s the top 10 classical albums of the year

 

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

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