Time Travels Light

2017

Time Travels Light was given its world performed by TorQ Percussion Quartet on Sunday, January 21, 2018 as part of the concert Time Travels Light.

Action Strikes
Inspired by austerity protests and strikes. The data behind austerity is flawed.
Percussion 1:Djembe (or other large drum), marimba
Percussion 2: Woo-Han hi-hats, vibraphone, triangle
Percussion 3: Deep military drum, boning, 4 misc woods
Percussion 4: Bass Drum, Cahone with foot pedal, 4 small drums, splash         cymbal hi hats
 
Blue Tambourine Men I, Blue Tambourine Men II
Inspired by Valez and his blue tamborine, Martijn Voorvelt, and 12 bar blues
Percussion 1: 2 woods, 3 unspecified instruments (gourds, tamborine, etc)
Percussion 2: 2 log drums (or amadinda), 2 world drums, Djembe
Percussion 3: 3 Bonang (Ab major Triad if possible) crotales, metal wind                                chime array
Percussion 4: 3 singing bowls, glock, triangle
 
The Best Way Around is Through
Inspired by blues, rivers, and Aiyun Huang
2 Marimbas, 4 players.
 
Liar's Dice
Inspired by the Hayduk family vacation at Patricia Lake, summer 2013
Percussion 1: 1 shaker, 1 dice cup with 2 dice
Percussion 2: 1 shaker, 1 dice cup with 2 dice
Percussion 3: 1 shaker, 1 dice cup with 2 dice
Percussion 4: 1 shaker, 1 dice cup with 2 dice.
 
 
2 Minutes to Midnight
Inspired by Iron Maiden, Alexander Raskatov, Morton Feldman, and the doomsday clock.  
Percussion 1: wah-wah tube, lion's roar, Marimba
Percussion 2: vibraphone,  jews harp
Percussion 3: 4 Bonangs, Crotales
Percussion 4: 2 claves, vibraslap, glock
 
Time Travels Light
Inspired by the speed of light, Richard Feynman, and Alice Munro
Percussion 1: Kalimba (amplified), looper: multi layer, start/stop, half speed,                                    -1 octave transposition. Marimba*
Percussion 2: Unspecified rack-mounted multi-percussion. Squeak Toy
Percussion 3: Laser Pointer, Marimba*
Percussion 4: Laser Pointer, Marimba*  (* = one marimba, 3 players)


Andrew Staniland CA

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:

For more information about Andrew Staniland, click here.

Andrew Staniland