***WINNER of Classical Composition of the Year: Derek Charke at the East Coast Music Awards***
***WINNER of Classical Album of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards***
***Nominated for three East Coast Music Awards in the Classical Composition of the Year category***
The “Kitchen Party” is a chance for neighbors, family and friends to gather and enjoy good food, good music, and each other’s company. The Acadia New Music Festival, Shattering the Silence, delved into this intimate musical setting unique to Eastern Canada. Over the course of three hours on a snowy Sunday afternoon, in February 2013, composers, performers, and audience bumped elbows, shared food, and enjoyed some terrific music. The Kitchen Party CD captures the magic of that evening. Flutist Derek Charke and percussionist Mark Adam present seven new works by CMC Associate composers: Bob Bauer, Derek Charke, Anthony Genge, Jeff Hennessy, Steven Naylor, Jim O’Leary, and John Plant. A single strand of DNA links all seven works. A live improvisation on this musical strand is included on the CD.
The Kitchen Party CD was launched on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Shattering the Silence Festival at, appropriately enough, another Kitchen Party!
For more information, visit: http://www.shatteringthesilence.ca.
1. Reel Variations (9:50)
2. Third Duo (6:23)
3. Balor's Flute (5:55)
4. Music for Amplified Bass Flute and Drum Set (3:52)
5. Capriccio (5:51)
6. Dream Kitchen (5:27)
7. Café Antiqua (6:02)
8. Improv (2:33)
Derek Charke and Mark Adam
9. Sounds of the audience (0:47)
"Within these very clever intellectual experiments lie truly creative, wonderful sounds played expertly by Charke and Adam. With so many distinct compositional styles and some instrument changes, they explore a very wide range of colors, textures, and expressions. [...] This recording came out of that kitchen party, with 70 people gathered in a private home, enjoying food, wine, and an incredibly sophisticated three-hour concert. And the result is fantastic.[...] Kitchen Party is a worthy addition to your collection of genuinely interesting albums." - Flute Quarterly