East Coast Music Award winning ensemble, Charke-Cormier Duo's sophomore album entitled 'Bathymetric Terrains' is a true departure from the conventional flute and guitar duo. JUNO award winning composer and flutist Derek Charke writes "Bathymetric Terrains muses on the ecology of oceans and tidal bays. Bathymetry is the measurement of water depths. This is a work about underwater terrains. It is a work which contemplates the fragile nature of underwater topographies and ecosystems. I see the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy from my house in Nova Scotia. The tides are dramatic. When the tide is out the seabed is exposed. The various layers of topography reveal themselves twice a day. For a while now I’ve wanted to compose something about these hidden landscapes. The composition includes multiple flute, guitar, and voice parts. The solo parts are performed live while the backing tracks, processing, and soundscapes are projected through speakers. The work is technically challenging and exciting to perform." Combining acoustic, vocal and electroacoustic elements, Bathymetric Terrains is an exciting journey beneath the ocean to discover new landscapes and sounds you've never heard before.
Thank you to Eugene Cormier for editing and recording the guitar parts. Thank you to Arts Nova Scotia and Acadia University for financial assistance. This album was produced, engineered and mastered by Derek Charke and Eugene Cormier between March and November, 2019 at Derek Charke’s studio in Wolfville, Nova Scotia and at AEMS, the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio (sponsored by CFI-JELF, and the NS Research and Innovation Trust).
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