YouTube Videos

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.

3x4 and 4x5

Two new flute ensemble works are now available from the Canadian Music Centre:

3x4 for flute octet:

4x5 for flute quartet:

In the Falling Dark 1 performed by Edward Enman

Thanks to pianist/composer Edward Enman for posting his video of In the Falling Dark 1.

ECMA Award

Thrilled to have received a fourth ECMA award! Classical Composition of the Year 2019 for the work Ex Tempore with Eugene Cormier and the Charke~Cormier Duo.

charke cormier duo ECMA

ECMA Classical Showcase 2019

Excited for the Charke~Cormier Duo to be part of the 2019 ECMA Classical Music Showcase in PEI from 3-5 pm Sat. May 4.

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AEMS, the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio

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.

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Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm with score on YouTube

Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm (2008) for solo flute and Max/MSP is now available on YouTube with the score! Recording with Derek Charke, flute.

Lumière Immobile with score on YouTube

My first composition for flute and electronics from way back in 2004 is now on YouTube with the score.

Raga Cha with score on YouTube

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!

Bathymetric Terrains Update 2

An updated example from Bathymetric Terrains, "Water is …" for multiple flutes and guitars. Eugene Cormier, guitars. Derek Charke, flutes. For more information:

2 ECMA nominations for Ex Tempore

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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Bathymetric Terrains Update 1

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. The number of movements is TBD. There will be a soundscape that includes multiple flute and guitar parts, ocean sounds, and other sounds. Some of the work 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.

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Here is a short teaser from the movement "Water Is …" with just flutes and voice: