Western Canada’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble, Standing Wave is a sextet of intrepid new music interpreters dedicated to commissioning and performing cutting-edge music from today’s most forward-thinking composers.
Acclaimed internationally for their virtuosity, vision, and artistry, Standing Wave has cultivated a reputation for electrifying live performance that pushes the boundaries of what chamber music is and can be.
Standing Wave ventures into a panoply of musical worlds with passion and assurance. Modern classics by Xenakis, Murail, Glass, and Vivier are staples of the ensemble’s repertoire, along with commissioned works by pioneering Canadian composers such as James O’Callaghan, Nicole Lizee, Jocelyn Morlock, Giorgio Magnanensi, and Jordan Nobles.
In its 30 year history, Standing Wave has commissioned and premiered well over 100 works. The ensemble has self-presented an annual season of concerts in Vancouver, toured across Canada, and collaborated with luminary artists such as Kokoro Dance, Ballet BC, Mina Shum, Peter Anderson, Talking Pictures, Veda Hille, and the Git Hayetsk Dancers.