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Four Places In Queensland

Digital Audio Album

Four Places In Queensland / Erik Griswold ; performed by Anna Grinberg, Stephen Emmerson, Erik Griswold, Liam Viney.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Four places in Queensland (2009) for solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Nickson Room, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, on 2021.
Erik Griswold Anna Grinberg, Stephen Emmerson, Erik Griswold, Liam Viney 1 hours, 2 mins, 26 sec.

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When Erik Griswold heads to the great outdoors, he follows in the footsteps of other composers who have taken inspiration from their environment. Only in this case, it is neither New England nor Alaska but the Australian bush, specifically Queensland.

Four Places in Queensland is a musical landscape in the tradition of Charles Ives, Peter Sculthorpe, Annea Lockwood, and John Luther Adams. But it is also a work that traces the inner world of four distinct pianists: four works, four places, played by four different performers. Mt. Nebo, Cunninghams Gap, Condamine, and Girraween are places of scenic beauty in Australia that also hold deep personal significance to the four artists Anna Grinberg, Stephen Emmerson, the composer, and Liam Viney. The sites of significant family gatherings, environmental music projects, personal meditations, and childhood memories, these are places to which the pianists have formed strong connections over many years.

Contents note:

Mt. Nebo (written for Kylie Davidson) -- Cunningham's Gap (written for Stephen Emmerson) -- Condamine (written for Erik Griswold) -- Girraween (written for Liam Viney).

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