Wed Jan 09, 2019
I'm currently working on a new composition for flute, guitar and electronics called Bathymetric Terrains. Bathymetry is the charting of underwater terrains. I can see the Minas Basin from my living room and watch the tides come and go twice a day. It's fascinating to see the topography revealed. This work is for the Charke ~ Cormier Duo and will be finished some time in the spring of 2019. Currently there are four movements planned. There will be a soundscape that includes multiple flute and guitar parts, ocean sounds, and other sounds. The third movement will include live computer processing. I will post updates from time-to-time. Thanks to Arts Nova Scotia for providing funding to support the creation of this work.
For more information use this link: http://charke.com/works/bathymetricterrains.htm
Here is a short teaser mock-up of the second movement opening, Water Is … with just flutes and voice:
Tue Dec 18, 2018
I've created a new flute octet called "3x4". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.
Fri Dec 07, 2018
Check out some festive tunes with the Charke~Cormier Duo!
Mon Dec 03, 2018
I've created a new flute quartet called "4x5". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.
Mon Dec 03, 2018
Sat Dec 01, 2018
I've created a version of Shadow Leaves Shimmer for 8 multi-tracked bass flutes with a video of trees in my backyard. Shadow Leaves Shimmer is an ambient, minimalist work inspired by watching the shadows of leaves on my studio floor. The score for this work is variable with numerous possibilities for interpretation. The work is for any combination of instruments. In this version you hear variations on a fundamental chord of G7, with the 7ths slightly flat to resemble the harmonic series. The bass flutes perform deep meditative breaths which slowly change character over time. Occasionally the harmony is modified with other chords. This version is a little over one hour. Shadow Leaves Shimmer was commissioned by the UpStream Music Association, Halifax, NS.
Mon Nov 26, 2018
I've created a new flute quartet called "6x7". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.
Sat Nov 24, 2018
I've created a new flute quartet called "5x6". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.
Sat Nov 10, 2018
Thrilled to have received an Established Artist Award from Arts Nova Scotia. Congrats to all of the other awardees!
Thu Nov 08, 2018
Really enjoyed being a part of this session last spring with Daniel MacNeil, guitar/oud; Taral Naik, tabla; Samidha Naik, voice; Donald MacLennan, violin; Norman Adams, cello; and myself on flute. Here's the video produced by CBC Halifax: