The Birthday party (solo piano)
by Quentin Grant (2008)
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At times I will draw on music that I have written for the concert stage to use for my work in the theatre. But here is the first time that the reverse has occurred. The music that this set of little pieces has been built from was written for a production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2007. In common with Schumann's Kinderszenen they look back nostalgically to the 'golden days' of childhood, although maybe through a more warped and melancholic lens.
Duration: 14 min.
Written in a tonal style, influenced by the British composer Howard Skempton
- Inspired by: Theatre
Performances of this work
23 Aug 2009: at Soundstream: The Firm Concert 3 (Pilgrim Church).
1 Sep 08: Pilgrim Church, Adelaide. Featuring Kristian Chong.
2008: featuring Kristian Chong.
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