In Sonorous Falling Tones features the music of Derek Charke, the WIRED! Ensemble conducted by Mark Hopkins, and Derek Charke as flute soloist. Released June 2, 2017 http://itunes.apple.com/alb...
Mark Hopkins, conductor
Derek Charke, flutes
Eileen Walsh, clarinets
Gillian Smith, violin
Susan Sayle, viola
Norman Adams, cello
Max Kasper, bass
Simon Docking, piano
Mark Adam, percussion
Naoko Tsujita, percussion
WIRED! is the resident ensemble of the Acadia New Music Society, and the brainchild of conductor Mark Hopkins and composer Derek Charke. With a flexible instrumentation, WIRED! Is comprised of professional musicians from the Maritimes who are dedicated to the excellent performance of quality chamber music of our time.
Produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound for Centrediscs (Toronto).
Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time East Coast Music Association award winning composer and flutist. Commissioned by an impressive list of performers and organizations including the Kronos Quartet and St. Lawrence String Quartet, Dr. Charke is currently a professor of composition at Acadia University.
Mark Hopkins is much in demand as a conductor and educator, with an affinity for new music and wind band performance. He is a Professor in the School of Music at Acadia University, and has a research interest in improvised music and SoundPainting technique. In addition to leading the Wind Ensemble, Dr. Hopkins teaches undergraduate and graduate Conducting, Music Education foundation courses, SoundPainting, and chamber music courses.http://www.charke.comhttp://www.acadianewmusic.orghttp://www.stonehousesound.com