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Andrew Staniland (b.1977): Talking Down the Tiger and other works for solo instruments & electronics / Ryan Scott, percussion; Rob MacDonald, guitar; Camille Watts, flute et al.

Album Summary

>Staniland, Andrew : Talking Down the Tiger, for percussion & electronics
>Staniland, Andrew : Dreaded Sea Voyage, for guitar & electronics
>Staniland, Andrew : Flute vs Tape
>Staniland, Andrew : Still Turning, for cello & electronics
>Staniland, Andrew : True North, for sopranino sax & electronics
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Andrew Staniland is recognized as one of Canada's most important and innovative musical voices, and his works are performed and broadcast internationally. He has already composed a powerful body of music for solo instruments with electronics, which reveals the exciting and evocative use he makes of sound files and 'looping'. Talking Down the Tiger explores the ferociousness, beauty, and mystery of percussion instruments whilst Flute vs Tape is virtuosic, vivacious, and not afraid to embrace capricious fun. These qualities permeate his music and help explain why leading American writer Alex Ross calls it 'alternately beautiful and terrifying'.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
In Talking Down the Tiger, there is an electronically created reverberation and echo. In Dreaded Sea Voyage he applies more echo effects to create an eerie, piercing response to the guitar's insistent plucking. Elsewhere, he shifts the pitch of a whole swath of recorded playing, adds breathing sounds behind the acoustic instruments, and creates extended loops of a cellist's harmonics and high-register noodling. There are occasional moments that catch my ear.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014).



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>Staniland, Andrew : Talking Down the Tiger, for percussion & electronics
  • Performers: Ryan Scott (Percussion); Andrew Staniland (Electronics)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Staniland, Andrew : Dreaded Sea Voyage, for guitar & electronics
  • Performers: Rod MacDonald (Guitar); Andrew Staniland (Electronics)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Staniland, Andrew : Flute vs Tape
  • Performers: Andrew Staniland (Electronics); Camille Watts (Flute)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Staniland, Andrew : Still Turning, for cello & electronics
  • Performers: Andrew Staniland (Electronics); Frances-Marie Uitti (Cello)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Staniland, Andrew : True North, for sopranino sax & electronics
  • Performers: Wallace Halladay (Soprano Saxophone); Andrew Staniland (Electronics)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada (01/19/2014-01/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2007