In Sonorous Falling Tones features the music of Derek Charke, the WIRED! Ensemble conducted by Mark Hopkins, and Derek Charke as flute soloist. The music in this album spans the fullest range of Derek’s output, from a work written fifteen years ago while he was finishing his doctoral studies in composition at SUNY Buffalo, to the title track—a work from 2015 that features his considerable talents as a flutist. Derek creates new and complex musical worlds, always searching for some kernel of truth and beauty.
Featuring: Mark Hopkins, conductor; Derek Charke, flutes; Eileen Walsh, clarinets; Gillian Smith, violin; Susan Sayle, viola; Norman Adams, cello; Max Kasper, bass; Simon Docking, piano; Mark Adam and Naoko Tsujita, percussion. WIRED! is the resident ensemble of the Acadia New Music Society, and the brainchild of conductor Mark Hopkins and composer Derek Charke. With a flexible instrumentation, WIRED! Is comprised of professional musicians from the Maritimes who are dedicated to the excellent performance of quality chamber music of our time. The CD was produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound for the Centrediscs Label (Toronto).
***Nominated for two East Coast Music Awards for Classical Composition of the Year and Classical Recording of the Year***
"Bravissimo! This is contemporary music-making at its best. Good things are happening in Wolfville, Nova Scotia." — Allan Pulker, the WholeNote
1-3. In Sonorous Falling Tones
5-7. What do the Birds Think?
8. WARNING! Gustnadoes Ahead
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