Andrew Staniland

Residence: St. John’s, Canada

Composer Andrew Staniland has firmly established himself as one of Canada’s most innovative musical voices. Described by Alex Ross in the New Yorker magazine as “alternately beautiful and terrifying,” his music is regularly heard on CBC Radio 2 and has been performed and broadcast internationally in over 35 countries. Andrew is the recipient of the 2009 National Grand Prize in EVOLUTION, presented by CBC Radio 2/Espace Musique and The Banff Centre, top prizes in the SOCAN Young Composers competition, and the 2004 Karen Keiser Prize in Canadian Music. Recent commissioners include the Gryphon Trio, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Toronto Symphony, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti and American Opera Projects. Andrew is currently on faculty at Memorial University’s School of Music in St John’s Newfoundland, where he founded MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic Research Lab).

Date: January 9, 2014

Source: eContact! 15.3

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