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Talking with composers: Andrew Staniland

Talking with composers: Andrew Staniland

July 19, 2017

"Canadian composer Andrew Staniland is currently a faculty member at Memorial University in St. John's, NL; there, he founded MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic Research Lab), where his research team developed the - very cool - Mune digital instrument. Staniland's oratorio, Dark Star Requiem, earned him two Juno Award nominations in 2017; it was the "Beautymark Aria" from Dark Star Requiem that first caught our attention, at Tapestry Opera's Songbook VI in early 2016.

In our latest composer profile, Staniland chats about his past life as a heavy metal guitarist, and the ill-fitting stereotype of a "tortured artist..."


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