Music by Daniel Janke

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Canadian composer and pianist Daniel Janke has emerged as a unique voice in the world of contemporary music. Scroll down to listen to recent projects.

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2016 Centrediscs

Daniel Janke and Mark Fewer have worked on numerous projects over the years. ‘Celestial Blue’ is their first duet release. The music draws heavily on gospel and other folk traditions. The duo has been nominated for a 2017 Western Canada Music Award.

Listen to excerpts here


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Winter Trio (2016)

Featuring Daniel Janke – piano, Paul Bergman – bass, Ken Searcy – drums.

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grubsteak4The Grubstake Remix

A live multi-media remix performance of Nel Shipman’s 1923 classic The Grub-Stake.
The feature film was released in February, 2016.
A production of Northern Town Films.
Composed and directed by Daniel Janke.

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Five Songs About Being

Performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, November 14, 2014.

Scores for this and other works are available at the Canadian Music Centre library  or  contact us

SPSubconscious Password (film score – 2013)

Directed by Chris Landreth.
Music by Daniel Janke
A production of National Film Board of Canada
Winner – Grand prix, Annecy France, 2013.
Short-listed for the 2014 Academy Awards

Featured at Sundance Film Festival 2014 Composer Spotlight
Credit roll song featuring singer Hélène Beaulieu: La vie est belle

Watch a film score demo reel from composer Daniel Janke.

Weather Coming (2012)

For flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello
Commissioned by Standing Wave Ensemble with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Premiered at Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 2012.
Scores for most works are available at the Canadian Music Centre library


CincoPuntosCinco Puntos Cardinales (2011)

Contemporary dance music for male chorus and solo violin.
Choreographer Yvonne von Mollendorff, Danza Contemporanea, Lima, Peru.

CD release Centrediscs
Available on iTunes
Listen to excerpts and an interview with Daniel Janke.



String Quartet No. 2 – River (2011)

Commissioned by the Bozzini String Quartety with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Premiered February, 2011, Chappelle du Bon Pasteur, Montréal
Score available at the Canadian Music Centre library.

Vernacular No. 1 For Orchestra

A miniature for orchestra. Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, 2008.
Score available at the Canadian Music Centre score library.

String Quartet No. 1 (2005)

Commissioned by the Penderecki String Quartet with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Recording released on Centrediscs CD-CMCCD 13308
ListenString Quartet No. 1


Miniatures For Chamber Orchestra (2004)

Composed for Nouvel Ensemble Modern du Québec
Score available at the Canadian Music Centre library

Main Road

Commissioned by the Evergreen Club Gamelan Ensemble, 2003.
Recording released on Artifact Music ART-034.
Distributed by Centrediscs
Also available on iTunes.

Touch (film score – 2001)

For the film Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Listen to excerpts:
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

To be released as part of a CD collaboration with violinist Mark Fewer, June, 2016 Centrediscs

INARoom_imageIn A Room CD, 1995

Featuring Daniel Janke, George Koller, Rick Lazar, Hugh Marsh, Ron Allen, Jon Goldsmith, Ravi Naimpally, Colin Linden, Alan Heatherington, Esmeralda Enrique, Bill Brennan, Blair Mackay.
Also available on iTunes.

Sample track:




Big Dance

CD, 1990 Featuring Holly Cole, Daniel Janke, George Koller, Perry White, Mark Kelso, Rick Lazar, Quammie Williams, Mark Duggan.
Finalist – Casby Award

Also available on iTunes.
Sample track:



Daniel Janke

Debut recording, 1984
Featuring Daniel Janke, Michel Donato, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Jim Hillman
Available on iTunes:

Sample track:
Foreign Policy and the Price of Rice

Listen to a recording of Betty Janke (né Weppler) circa. 1952.