Birds calling in cloud valley (solo piano)
by Michael Hannan (2010)
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Shadows and silhouettes : new piano compositions celebrating a Chinese-Western confluence / Antonietta Loffredo, pianist.
Library shelf no. CD 2375 [Available for loan]
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Library shelf no. 786.2/HAN 18 [Not for loan]
Birds Calling in Cloud Valley for piano was written for the Shadows and Silhouettes project, initiated by Diana Blom. In this project Australian composers were asked to respond to some aspect of Chinese culture in the creation of original piano works. For this piece I decided to use the songs of some birds found in China........ Birds Calling in Cloud Valley is pandiatonic - that is it uses only the white keys of the piano. It has some conventional modal aspects but also explores cluster-like chords.
Duration: 6 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Diana Blom
First performance: by Michael Hannan — 27 Jul 10. 'Shadows and Silhouettes' Concert, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China
Performances of this work
27 Jul 10: 'Shadows and Silhouettes' Concert, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China. Featuring Michael Hannan.
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