|11 pieces for piano and/or toy piano by composers in collaboration from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal and Spain. A volume of newly composed works inspired by the landscapes and atmospheres of one of the most fascinating continents. While Antarctica is considered the most inhospitable continent on the planet, its beauty and mystery have fascinated not only travellers, scientists and researchers, but painters, musicians and writers.
In crossing continents, the University of Western Sydney was able to bring this amazing project together and with pianist, Antonietta Loffredo performing these works in Italy and Australia and recording the pieces for CD - Antarctica Wirr 059, released by Wirripang, also available online.
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Inside Silence (Sara Carvalho, Portugal) and audio
The Blue Ice Cave (Diana Blom, Australia) and audio
Implacable Ice (Mercedes Zavala, Spain) and audio
"A" As Antarctica (Francesco Schweizer, Italy) and audio
Percorso "A" (Stefano Procaccioli, Italy) and audio
Erebus (Chris Adams, New Zealand) and audio
HeartBroken Star In The Dream Winds Of Endless Night (Nathan Wilson, Australia) and audio
Isola di memorie (Paolo Longo, Italy) and audio
Antarctica Suite (Gian Paolo Luppi) and audio
Icewhite (Penguin's Steps in the Eternity of Nothing) (Antonio Giacometti, Italy) and audio
Iceberg Variations (Paul Smith, Australia) and audio
|The Blue Ice Cave for piano and toy piano was influenced by a photograph of a blue ice cave in Antarctica. The piece explores the toy piano as a colour which highlights and enhances aspects of the piano writing. This piece forms part of a project titled, "Antarctica", a collection of piano pieces for toy piano by composers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand and Australia. The project was instigated by Diana Blom and all pieces were recorded by the Italian pianist, Antoinetta Lofrredo (both volume and recording available online).
The Blue Ice Cave - sheet music
The Blue Ice Cave - audio
|Solo for toy piano, c.5'30. Advanced grade
Earth Tones - sheet music
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