New Wave (2017)

New Wave has been nominated for three awards at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards!

Classical Ensemble of the Year (for Standing Wave) and Classical Composition of the Year (for Marcus Goddard‘s Raven Tales and Edward Top’s Pots ‘n Pans Falling)

Sculptress 16:31 – Nicole Lizée, 2010, rev. 2014
Raven Tales – Marcus Goddard, 2012, rev.2014
  I Txa’msom Frees The Light 4:31
  II Ancestral Voice 3:48
  III Our Connections 3:13
Critical Distance 12:01 – Justin Christensen, 2013
Emmy Noether 10:29 – Michael Oesterle, 2013/2014, rev. 2015
Pots ‘n Pans Falling 12:56, for ensemble and pre-recorded child violinist – Edward Top, 2013

Recorded at the Music Multimedia Room, McGill University, Montreal, QC, August 5- 7, 2015.
Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered by Will Howie with engineering assistance: Alan JS “Juice” Han.
Produced by Will Howie and Standing Wave.
CD Design by John Endo Greenaway, Big Wave Design.

This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through the Music: Production Grants program. A special thanks to Drs. John and Marian Coope for their generous support.

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Liquid States (2013)

Liquid States is Standing Wave’s third cd of commissioned contemporary chamber music. Recorded at CBC Studio One, produced by Denise Ball, and mixed by Don Harder, the album features works by Canadian luminary composers Linda Bouchard, Rodney Sharman, Jocelyn Morlock, and Jeffrey Ryan.

Liquid States is on the Redshift Records label and is available online through the Canadian Music Centre.  Order it through the CMC website musiccentre.ca or on iTunes


Classical Recording of the Year & Classical Composition of the Year (for Jeffrey Ryan’s Burn)

This recording was made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts: New Music Program and the Commissioning Program, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.



Redline (2006)

Redline features three commissioned works by Canadian composers: 10M-5P-17m (2005), by Howard Bashaw; palladia (2001), by Bradshaw Pack; and Incipits (2003), by Chris Paul Harman. There are several music clips below.

The CD was produced by Dylan van der Schyff and Standing Wave and recorded at Factory Studios in June 2006. The commissions were made possible through the support of the Canada Council (10M-5P-17m and Incipits) and Acoustic Panel (palladia), and the recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Redline Sound Clips

Composer: Howard Bashaw

Composer: Bradshaw Pack

Composer: Chris Paul Harman


Standing Wave (1991)

Standing Wave’s first recording, a self-titled CD, features new works written especially for the group by Canadian composers in a variety of styles, ranging from the evocative, blues-reminiscent the earth for you a standing place by Bradshaw Pack to the playful Farandole II by Jacqueline Leggatt to the thrilling ride of Stark Raving by John Korsrud. Other classic chamber works of the 20th century are represented as well, including Pierre BoulezDérive, Elliott Carter’s Con Leggerezza Pensosa and Claude Vivier’s poignant tribute to Southeast Asia, Paramirabo.

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