Andrew StanilandCA

Described as a "new music visionary" (National Arts Centre),
composer Andrew Staniland has established himself as one of Canada's
most important and innovative musical voices. His music is performed
and broadcast internationally and has been described by Alex Ross in
the New Yorker Magazine as "alternately beautiful and terrifying".
Among other accolades, Andrew is the recipient of two Juno
nominations for Dark Star Requiem in 2017, was awarded the Terra Nova
Young Innovators Award in 2016, was the National Grand Prize winner of
EVOLUTION (presented in 2009 by CBC Radio 2/Espace Musique and The
Banff Centre), and was the recipient of the Karen Keiser Prize in
Canadian Music in 2004. As a leading composer of his generation,
Andrew has been recognized by election to the Inaugural Cohort of the
College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Royal Society of
Canada.
Andrew was an Affiliate Composer to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
(2006-09) and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (2002–04), and has
also been in residence at the Centre du Creation Musicale Iannis
Xenakis (Paris, 2005).  Recent commissioners include the National Arts
Centre Orchestra, the Brooklyn Art Song Society, cellist Frances-Marie
Uitti, and Les Percussions de Strasbourg. Andrew also performs as a
guitarist and with new media (computers and electronics). Andrew is
currently on faculty at Memorial University in St John's
Newfoundland, where he founded MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic
Research Lab). At MEARL, Andrew leads a cross-disciplinary research
team that has produced the innovative Mune digital instrument:

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Andrew Staniland