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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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.
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Featuring Daniel Janke – piano, Paul Bergman – bass, Ken Searcy – drums.
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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.
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
Contemporary dance music for male chorus and solo violin.
Choreographer Yvonne von Mollendorff, Danza Contemporanea, Lima, Peru.
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)
Miniatures For Chamber Orchestra (2004)
Touch (film score – 2001)
To be released as part of a CD collaboration with violinist Mark Fewer, June, 2016 Centrediscs
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.
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CD, 1990 Featuring Holly Cole, Daniel Janke, George Koller, Perry White, Mark Kelso, Rick Lazar, Quammie Williams, Mark Duggan.
Finalist – Casby Award
Debut recording, 1984
Featuring Daniel Janke, Michel Donato, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Jim Hillman
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Foreign Policy and the Price of Rice
Listen to a recording of Betty Janke (né Weppler) circa. 1952.