25 Dec 25, 2019
I've just completed a new flute quintet called Five Lines. It will be available from the Canadian Music Centre in the new year.
13 Nov 13, 2019
AEMS 2019 Fall Concert
Sun. Nov. 17, 2019 @ 3 pm
Festival Theatre Stage
Admission: free, donations accepted
Featuring 8-channel EA works by: Amy Brandon, Yvette Janine Jackson, Steven Naylor, Lukas Pearse & Derek Charke.
05 Nov 05, 2019
Saturday November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm. St. Andrew's Church, 6036 Coburg Rd. Halifax. I'll be performing a new work with the Halifax Camerata Singers.
30 Oct 30, 2019
Excited to be a part of this event. Includes my new work for the Halifax Camerata Singers called Sonnet to the Moon.
"To soothe a suff’ring heart with the Halifax Camerata Singers. Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church,Halifax
Find consolation and peace as we perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Tim Corlis’s Missa Pax and premiere a new work by Nova Scotia composer Derek Charke, Sonnet to the Moon, with text by English poet, Helen Maria Williams (1823).
Join us for this evening of remembrance with a special guest orchestra and four young singers from the Nova Scotia Youth Choir."
08 Oct 08, 2019
Excited to be part of these two projects:
(1) Kickin’ It 2.0 by Land's End Ensemble. Pre-order available now from the Canadian Music Centre. Release date Oct. 25, 2019. Featuring music by Analia Llugdar, Derek Charke, Omar Daniel and Vincent Chee-Yung Ho, with performers Ben Reimer, Karl Hirzer, and Land's End Ensemble (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello; Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano; Vincent Ho, artistic director). The album includes a work I wrote for John Lowry and Dame Evelyn Glennie called Tree Rings.
(2) Songs of the Invisible Summer Stars featuring the music of Carmen Braden and featuring performers Carmen Braden, David Parker, Derek Charke, Gillian Smith, Mark Adam, Nadia Francavilla, Norman Adams, Susan Sayle, and Suzanne Lemieux. It's an amazing album by an amazing composer — check it out here: https://cmccanada.org/shop/cmccd-27119/
24 Sep 24, 2019
A video from a recent performance of Bathymetric Terrains at the University of PEI is now on YouTube.
21 Aug 21, 2019
Bathymetric Terrains is finished! We're (The Charke~Cormier Duo) in the final rehearsals in preparation for the premiere on Sun. Aug 25, 2019 (2pm to 3pm) at the 21st Century Guitar conference in Ottawa. We'll be presenting the work in Freiman Hall at the University of Ottawa.
Here's a few pictures of the setup. We're using DPA microphones for the guitar and two flutes; a MIDI mouse foot pedal to forward events; Max/MSP/Jitter to run the processing and playback of sound files and video; and everything is routed through the MOTU 828 Ultralight audio interface.
19 Aug 19, 2019
17 Aug 17, 2019
Always exciting to see new videos online. Here's a few that I've only just discovered. Some amazing performances! Thanks to everyone for posting your videos.
07 Aug 07, 2019
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10 Apr 10, 2019
AEMS, the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio is almost complete! It's taken a few years but now the studio is nearly ready for operation. AEMS is the first fully functioning multi-channel spatialized studio of its kind in Nova Scotia. The purpose of AEMS is the exploration of spatialized sound, acousmatic composition and interactive electroacoustic music. AEMS is located in the Festival Theatre on the campus of Acadia University in Wolfville, NS.
For more information visit: https://aems.acadiau.ca/
20 Feb 20, 2019
Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm (2008) for solo flute and Max/MSP is now available on YouTube with the score! Recording with Derek Charke, flute.
20 Feb 20, 2019
My first composition for flute and electronics from way back in 2004 is now on YouTube with the score.
20 Feb 20, 2019
I don't know why it took so long for me to put this score onto YouTube…! But here's the first in my series of flute ensemble works, Raga Cha!
29 Jan 29, 2019
Exited to announce that the album Ex Tempore by the Charke~Cormier Duo has garnered 2 ECMA nominations for Classical Recording of the Year, and Classical Composition of the Year (for the work Ex Tempore)!
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