Festive Tunes

Check out some festive tunes with the Charke~Cormier Duo!



New Flute Quartet: 4x5

I've created a new flute quartet called "4x5". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.

Oikos / Ecos at the MINT Conference

Check out a video by Andrew David Terris of Oikos / Ecos featuring Janice Isabel Jackson, singer from the MINT conference that happened a few weeks ago in Halifax. The background video projections are by Lukas Pearse.


MINT 2018 - Derek Charke from Andrew David Terris on Vimeo.

Shadows Leaves Shimmer YouTube

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.

New Flute Quartet: 6x7

I've created a new flute quartet called "6x7". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.

New Flute Quartet: 5x6

I've created a new flute quartet called "5x6". Scores and parts will be available from the Canadian Music Centre soon.

CBC East Coast Music Hour

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:

Nine Lines Video

The video from the premiere performance of Nine Lines at the Venice Biennale is now available on YouTube:

Nine Lines and Venice Biennale

Had a stellar time with Norman Adams and Nicola Baroni premiering Nine Lines at La Biennale di Venezia!

Derek Charke La iennale Venezia

Derek Charke Venice

Ex Tempore – WholeNote Magazine Review

Great review in the WholeNote Magazine from the Sept. 2018 issue:

Derek Charke Eugene Cormier Whole Note