Described as a “new music visionary” (National Arts Centre), composer Andrew Staniland has established himself as one of Canada’s most important and innovative musical voices. His music is performed and broadcast internationally and has been described by Alex Ross in the New Yorker Magazine as “alternately beautiful and terrifying.” Andrew was the recipient of two Juno nominations for Dark Star Requiem, and was the 2009 National Grand Prize winner in EVOLUTION, presented by CBC Radio 2/Espace Musique and The Banff Centre. Other accolades include the 2016 Terra Nova Young Innovators Award, top prizes in the SOCAN young composers competition, and the Karen Keiser Prize in Canadian Music. As a leading composer of his generation, he has been recognized by election to the Inaugural Cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Royal Society of Canada.

Andrew Staniland is currently on faculty at Memorial University in St John’s Newfoundland, where he founded MEARL (Memorial ElectroAcoustic Research Lab).

Andrew Staniland At Sound Symposium XIX*

  • Concert, music performed by Atlantic String Quartet — Sunday, July 8 at 8:30pm (D. F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music)
  • Concert, as a member of Roarshack — Wednesday, July 11 at 9:00pm (LSPU Hall)
  • Workshop, Invented Instruments — Friday, July 13 at 2:00pm (Choral Room, MUN School of Music)
  • Composer Forum — Friday, July 13 at 3:30pm (Choral Room, MUN School of Music)

See the complete list of SSXIX artists, as well as the full schedule and ticket information.

*Times and locations subject to change.