Made up of six of Vancouver’s most sought-after musical multitaskers, Standing Wave is dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music by Canadian and International composers.
Standing Wave ventures into a wide array of musical worlds with passion and assurance. From the intricate complexities of the music of Howard Bashaw and Chris Paul Harman, to the bold avant-garde jazz of Tony Wilson, and the anarchic electroacoustic imaginings of Giorgio Magnanensi, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered over 70 works in its 20 year history.
Since its formation in1991, the ensemble has presented an annual season of concerts in Vancouver and has toured across Canada. Standing Wave has been recorded many times for CBC Radio and has released two CDs, a self-titled recording released in 1991 and Redline, released in 2006. Since 2003, Standing Wave has been an Ensemble in Residence at the UBC School of Music.