- (Bradshaw Pack)
- Format: CD
Bradshaw Pack, composer Compositions performed by Talking Pictures Pacific Baroque Orchestra Standing Wave David Maggs Pack's exquisite compositional talents are on display in collaboration with Standing Wave, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, David Maggs and Talking Pictures. What the critics are saying: One of the main features is Arioso Distante. It is a beautiful 12 minute string piece. It has a classical feel, but often sounds as if there were three different string quartets following similar but not identical scores. The result is a lush, powerful music. Pack uses contrasts to great effect, leaving the listener breathless. The 20 minute Ellipses is the other highlight. Performed by Standing Wave it progresses through a handful of tableaux, first featuring a lot of percussion work to finally concentrate on piano, clarinet, and violin. Another worthy work is The Earth for You a Standing Place ... Francois Couture, All Music Guide Bradshaw Pack Vancouver based composer/guitarist Bradshaw Pack holds a Masters degree in composition from UBC. He has studied with Nikolai Korndorf in Vancouver and with David Lang and Julia Wolfe in New York. As a guitarist, he has toured Canada, Europe and the Middle East, while appearing on radio, television and a number of recordings. As a composer, Bradshaw has been the recipient of commissions, scholarships, and awards, including First prize in Vancouver New Music's Competition for Young Composers. He has composed works for the Vancouver New Music Ensemble, Sal Ferreras, the Standing Wave Ensemble, Talking Pictures and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Standing Wave One of the most dynamic voices in the Canadian new music scene, Standing Wave is a chamber ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing works by composers from Canada and abroad. The group's five members perform a diverse and progressive repertoire with uncommon vitality, combining a wealth of musical experience from their various individual activities within the worlds of Classical music, free improvisation, and jazz. As an ensemble, Standing Wave is equally comfortable playing complex chamber compositions, venturing into the world of musique actuelle and performing with electroacoustics.