Immersion, a special musical collaboration between composer Jordan Nobles and Metro Vancouver, has won a 2017 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year.“This is truly an outstanding piece of music and we are thrilled that Immersion has won a JUNO,” said Greg Moore, Chair of Metro Vancouver. “The cooperation and ingenuity behind this partnership was significant and not only does it showcase the scale of the Seymour-Capilano Water Filtration System, one of the largest water infrastructure projects in the world, but also the amazing talents of Jordan Nobles.”The Break Head Tank is connected to one of the seven-kilometre Twin Tunnels that carry water from the Capilano reservoir to be treated at the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant. It is sloped and chambered in such a way that the musicians described it as resembling the high-vaulted subterranean passageways of a Tolkienesque superstructure, rather than a public utility.“When this opportunity presented itself I was exceptionally curious about what tunnel acoustics could bring to a piece of music,” said composer Jordan Nobles. “The result was fantastic and I am thrilled that Metro Vancouver approached me with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”The original plan was to have an audience in the Break Head for the performance, but this was ruled out because of safety concerns. Instead, the musicians’ performance formed the basis for a video that would explore a section of the water system normally unseen by the public.Immersion was shot in one day, recorded in four single takes, without any overdubs, edits, or audio effects. The Break Head Tank has since been flooded with three million litres of water and entered service as part of Metro Vancouver’s water system.Immersion by Jordan Nobles - full video About Jordan NoblesKnown for creating music filled with an “unearthly beauty” (Mondomagazine) that makes listeners want to “close (their) eyes and transcend into a cloud of music” (Discorder Magazine), Jordan Nobles has won numerous awards for his work including the International Composition Competition of the Unbound Flute Festival (Brisbane, Australia July 2016); the Sacra/Profana (San Diego 2013), Vancouver Bach Choir (Vancouver 2008), and Polyphonos (Seattle 2011) International Composition Competitions, and continues to receive many national and international performances and commissions. Recent projects include commissions for a concert length spatial work for full orchestra for the 120+ musicians of the Surrey Youth Orchestras, a work for soprano and chamber ensemble for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and a new work commissioned by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.www.jordannobles.comAbout Metro Vancouver Water ServicesMetro Vancouver and member municipalities work together to supply clean, safe drinking water to 2.5 million people in the Lower Mainland. Operating our vast drinking water system requires constant upgrades, improvements, maintenance, and expansion.The water system is operated on a not-for-profit basis on behalf of local governments and the people of the region. Metro Vancouver is responsible for protecting and managing three watersheds, as well as treating drinking water, distributing it to local governments, monitoring and reporting on the quality of our drinking water and planning for the sustainability of Metro Vancouver’s water system.Our drinking water is treated in modern, world-class drinking water treatment facilities, and meets Health Canada’s standards for quality. Over 30,000 samples of our water are tested every year.