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Work

2007
  • a "landscape prelude" for piano and CD
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Duration:
04' 00"

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audio/mpg,937k Recording (937k) 0:00-1:00© Radio New Zealand / SOUNZ
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audio/mp3,710k Recording (710k) 0'00"-1'00"© Rattle Records
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Programme Note

I welcomed this commission to write a small piece for Stephen De Pledge, but baulked a little at the idea it that should be related to landscape, a concept that can easily fall into cliché. But then all physical places are in fact landscape, including the street where I have lived for the last 35 years (echoes of My Fair Lady), in the city I love.

This work creates a counterpoint between my own voice and its ‘musical analogue’, as played on the piano.

Commissioned:
Composed for Stephen De Pledge
Difficulty:
Advanced
Influences:

Performance History

27 Feb 2008 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Ilott Theatre, Town Hall, Wellington, as part of the 2008 New Zealand International Arts Festival
Stephen De Pledge
25 Aug 2010 Performed by Stephen De Pledge (piano) as part of the Dartington International Summer School at the Great Hall, in Dartington, England
Stephen De Pledge
06 Apr 2011 Performed by Stephen De Pledge (piano) at the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber in Auckland, as part of the New Zealand International Piano Festival
Stephen De Pledge
04 Jul 2011 Performed by Stephen de Pledge (piano) at St Margaret’s Church Lothbury as part of the City of London Festival
Stephen De Pledge
22 Mar 2012 Performed by Stephen de Pledge at the University of Glasgow Concert Hall (22 March 2012) and at the University of Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall (23 March 2012), Scotland.
Stephen De Pledge
30 Apr 2014 Performed by Stephen De Pledge at the Jack Body 70th Year Tribute concert, Music Theatre, Auckland University.
Stephen De Pledge
07 May 2015 Performed by Jian Liu (piano) at the launch of the publication “JACK!”, Hunter Council Chamber, Wellington.

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