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Birds calling in cloud valley (solo piano)

by Michael Hannan (2010)

Audio Sample

Performance by Antonietta Loffredo from the CD Shadows and silhouettes

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

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

18 Aug 2011: at Shadows & Silhouettes (Theme & Variations Showroom (Willoughby NSW)). Featuring Antonietta Loffredo.

27 Jul 10: 'Shadows and Silhouettes' Concert, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China. Featuring Michael Hannan.

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