The Equation of Time on YouTube

A live performance of The Equation of Time with Eugene Cormier, guitar and myself on bass flute (Charke/Cormier Duo) is now on YouTube. From our performance on the annual Tom Regan concert at Acadia University.

Lachrymose recorded by Natalie Schwaabe

Excited to announce that Lachrymose has been recorded by German piccolo virtuoso Natalie Schwaabe. Her CD includes an incredible array of music, including works by Levente Gyöngösi, Gert Wilden jr, Franco Donatoni, Mike Mower, Franz Kanefzky, and Jan Erik Mikalsen, in collaboration with pianist Jan Philip Schulze. The CD will be available on iTunes on February 17, 2017

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Flute ensemble works performed by the West Virginia Flute Ensemble, directed by Nina Assimakopoulos

Flutist Nina Assimakopoulos recently posted three videos of the West Virginia Flute Ensemble performing my flute ensemble music. Great performances—check it out!

Acadia Research Award

To release a commercial CD on Centrediscs (Toronto) entitled “In Sonorous Falling Tones”.

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Charke / Cormier Duo has its own web domain!

The Charke / Cormier Duo has its own web domain!

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After Chaos with NACO

After Chaos, the Earth and Love came into being was recently premiered by the National Arts Centre orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelly, and sponsored by Harvey and Louise Glatt. Two reviews/previews:

• JUNO-winning composer Derek Charke debuts NACO composition with a Big Bang

• Joshua Bell, renewed Southam Hall share star billing on buzz-filled evening

3 New Tracks on Soundcloud. Charke/Cormier Duo

Eugene Cormier and I recorded three tracks today: Scarlatti Sonata in F major, K.151 arr. by Eugene Cormier, and the first two movements of my latest work, The Equation of Time.

Marudah by Ade Suparman

Recently posted on YouTube: a rehearsal performance of Ade Suparman's composition, Marudah. Featuring Ade Suparman on kacapi, Ken Shorley on frame drum, and myself on bass flute. Recorded in July 2016 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

After Chaos, an introduction

An introduction to After Chaos, the Earth and Love came into being, a work inspired by Plato and Hesiod and their philosophies on the creation of the universe. Commissioned by Harvey and Louise Glatt for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Premiere October 6 & 7, 2016 National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelly, Conductor.

Profile on Classical Concerts NS

I recently did a short Q&A with Classical Concerts NS. The website is an excellent resource for classical concerts around Halifax and the province! Take a look: