Canadian composer Andrew Stanisland also performs himself, both as a guitarist and working with new media (computers and electronics).
His work has been commissioned by the Gryphon Trio, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Toronto Symphony, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, and American Opera Projects, Tapestry New Opera Works, Duo Concertante, New Music Concerts, and L’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. He received a Doctor of Music on Music Theory and Composition from the University of Toronto.
His music is regularly heard on CBC Radio 2 and has been broadcast internationally in over 35 countries. His work has received numerous accolades, including the 2009 National Grand Prize in EVOLUTION, a contemporary music competition presented by CBC and The Banff Centre.
Staniland is currently on faculty at Memorial University in St John’s, Newfoundland.