Just a couple of new links: http://halifaxguitarsociety.ca/ http://charkecormierduo.com/
There are 3 new recordings on soundcloud: the first is the first of four Scarlatti arrangements that I’ve done for guitar/flute The next two are the first two movements (of four) from a brand spanking new 25 minute epic work for guitar and flute by Derek (there are some perks to working with a Juno […]
The Charke/Cormier Duo will perform a concert of contemporary works at The Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance on June 4, 2016 at 8:00PM. The programme is as follows: Programme Toward the Sea (1981) – Toru Takemitsu I. The Night II. Moby Dick III. Cape Cod Wired & Released (2013) – Derek Charke II. And Musiques Populaires […]
Mine & Derek’s latest concert is now up, in its entirety on youtube. Watch it here:
My copy of the latest Soundboard (GFA magazine) has finally arrived. It is a thrill to see how good the scores look inside. My typesetting efforts really jazz the magazine up!
Derek and I will be performing a guitar/flute duo concert on Wednesday, Dec 9 2015 in the Manning Memorial Chapel on the Acadia campus. We will be performing a varied recital including hits from: Piazzolla, Handel, Jacques Ibert, Villa-Lobos, and a world premiere from Derek Charke himself! An event not to be missing in a gorgeous […]
I’ve been holding off making this announcement, but I’m going to go ahead and post it: I am now the musical engraver for the magazines “Soundboard” & “Soundboard Scholar”! A few years back I became a member of the Guitar Foundation of America and from that time forward I was thinking about how I could […]
I totally forgot about this video, but here’s me and Jeff Hennessey, Nic D’Amato, Mark Adam and Jeff Torbert playing the 3rd movt. of 2X5 Steve Reich 2 x 5: 3rd Movement "Fast" from Zoe D'Amato on Vimeo.
There is a video on PBS (Socal) website that features the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America Competition/Convention. I’m on the video because I took part in the GFA Guitarkestra 🙂 I’m very much looking forward to this summer in Oklahoma!!
From my recent concert with Derek Charke on Dec 11
From my recent concert with Derek Charke on Dec. 11
I’m quite busy practicing these days and I have a couple of exciting projects to share with you: 1. I’ve been working with our school’s composition/flute prof, Derek Charke, putting together a concert of Classical Guitar and Flute music. So far we’ve chosen to perform a set of pieces by Celso Machado, Histoire du Tango […]
Exciting news: I’ve created a new program which randomly generates music theory/rudiments worksheets and corresponding answer keys. I’ve been working on this a few months and I’ve got most of the bugs worked out. To use the program itself you need to download the source and you have to have Python3 and lilypond installed on […]
I’m just getting ready for my next trip, the GFA in California…. very excited to see many old friends! Then after that, I’ll be spending a month on the beach in Newfoundland looking through new guitar rep and living large.
I am very excited to be part of the MGC again with Patrick Kearney, Jeff McFadden & Adam Holzman. More info can be found here: The 2014 Montreal Guitar Competition
So I get a week off, and what really needs to be done?!? I’ve been noticing the deterioration of my massive, 200+, DVD collection which contains ALL my former concerts, ensembles, studio recitals, grad recitals etc… This of course is very precious to me and maintaining my data/media is always a balance of: newest and […]
Shattering the Silence, Acadia’s New Music Festival starts next week and the guitar department will be well represented. The Acadia guitar quartet is going to play Philip Glass’ 3rd String Quartet (Mishima), Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape With Rain & a brand new piece from Martin Campbell (Acadia composition student) called ‘Perspectives’. It should be a […]