JANUARY 29, 2018, TORONTO, ON – Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, is thrilled to announce that one of its releases have been nominated for a 2018 East Coast Music Award. In Sonorous Falling Tones, featuring the music of Associate Composer Derek Charke and the WIRED! Ensemble, has been nominated for Classical Recording of the Year. Derek Charke has also been nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for his titular piece ‘In Sonorous Falling Tones’. To date, Centrediscs releases have received nine East Coast Music Awards and 18 nominations.

The Canadian Music Centre would also like to extend their congratulations to Associate Composers Andrew Staniland (‘The River Within Us’), Jeff Reilly (‘To Dream of Silence (In Four Movements)’), Fiona Ryan (‘Lady of the Lake’), and Martin Kutnowski (‘Tonadas y Mateadas’) for their Classical Composition of the Year nominations.

The 2018 East Coast Music Week will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia where the awards for Classical Composition of the Year and Classical Recording of the Year will be presented on a dedicated Classical Stage. Date, time, and location of the Showcase will be announced next month.

In Sonorous Falling Tones features the music of Derek Charke, the WIRED! Ensemble conducted by Mark Hopkins, and Derek Charke as flute soloist. The music in this album spans the fullest range of Derek’s output, from a work written fifteen years ago while he was finishing his doctoral studies in composition at SUNY Buffalo, to the title track—a work from 2015 that features his considerable talents as a flutist. Derek creates new and complex musical worlds, always searching for some kernel of truth and beauty.

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.

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. This CD features: Eileen Walsh, Gillian Smith, Susan Sayle, Norman Adams, Max Kasper, Simon Docking, Mark Adam, and Naoko Tsujita, and was produced by John D.S. Adams of Stonehouse Sound.

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For further information, please contact:

Nicole Blain
Director, Library Services and Centrediscs
Phone: 416-961-6601 x 303
Email: [email protected]