Krishna’s Flute is a CD of Canadian music for flute and electronics performed by new music specialist Chenoa Anderson, and composed by six composers from across Canada. Whereas their musical styles may vary, there is a thematic unity to this release: disturbances, turbulent flow, paradise lost… Even the White Dove flies off suddenly at times! In aftertouch the flute disturbs the space with gestures that push a feedback circuit to overdrive. The title track charms us by magnificent and magical sonic extensions. For the tech-savy, these works are created using Max/MSP and Ableton LIVE.

Flutist Chenoa Anderson is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of new music and has been praised by critics, audiences and composers as a dynamic and exacting performer. Always seeking exciting new composers and repertoire, she has commissioned and premiered dozens of solo and ensemble pieces. Chenoa Anderson has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada and Europe. As a freelance musician, she has collaborated with many of Canada’s finest musicians and ensembles: current collaborations include improvisation and experimental repertoire for flutes, electronics, video, and movement. She received her early musical training in her home city of Edmonton, later pursuing performance studies at the University of Toronto (BMus) and the University of British Columbia (MMus). Chenoa Anderson’s first solo recording, Big Flutes: Canadian Music for Alto and Bass Flute was released in March 2006, and was nominated for a 2006 Western Canadian Music Award. She is also featured on discs of music by Paul Dolden and Barry Truax; she also appears on Standing Wave’s eponymous CD (1998), and on Coastal Waves (1999). She has broadcast on the CBC, and has also appeared on Radio-Canada Television.


1. Krishna’s Flute (12:42)
Keith Hamel

2. Disturbances Of Circadian Rhythm (11:09)
Derek Charke

3. Turbulent Flow (12:22)
Brent Lee

4. Birds Of Paradise Lost (8:45)
John Oliver

5. Aftertouch (8:23)
W. L. Altman

6. White Dove (21:19)
Ian Crutchley