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Hiroshima: Greenbaum Sonata Project (Japan)

Event

Hiroshima: Greenbaum Sonata Project (Japan)

  • Date: Thursday, 6 August 2020, Available to view from Thursday 6 August, 7PM (AEST)
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

On 6 August 2020, Japan and the world at large will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Stuart Greenbaum, Head of Composition at the Conservatorium, spent a month in Japan in 2019 in residence at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village – also visiting the Hiroshima Peace Park Memorial, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove outside of Kyoto and the Akiyoshido Caves; all of which influenced the writing of these 3 new sonatas written in and about Japan for Conservatorium performance colleagues.

Program

Sonata for Horn and Piano – Hiroshima (2019)*
I. Genbaku Dome
II. The Path (Motoyasu bridge)
III. One Thousand Origami Cranes (Children’s Peace Monument)
IV. The Path (Pond of Peace)
V. Memorial Cenotaph

Sonata for Harp – The Bamboo Forest (2020)*

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano – Deep Time (2019)
I. The Abyss of Time
II. Deep Time
III. Ghosts of the Anthropocene

* world premiere

Performers

Sonata for Horn and Piano (2019)
Carla Blackwood, horn; Stefan Cassomenos, piano

Sonata for Harp (2020)
Melina Van Leeuwen, harp

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (2019)
Lyndon Watts, bassoon; Stefan Cassomenos, piano

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Sonata for Bassoon and Piano : Deep Time (2019) by Stuart Greenbaum
— performed by Stefan Cassomenos and Lyndon Watts
Digital sheet music sample Sonata for Harp : The Bamboo Forest (2020) by Stuart Greenbaum — World premiere
— performed by Melina van Leeuwen
Sonata for Horn and Piano : Hiroshima (2019) by Stuart Greenbaum — World premiere
— performed by Stefan Cassomenos and Carla Blackwood

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