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Diptych (solo piano)

by Jane Stanley (2012)



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Diptych / Jane Stanley.

Library shelf no. 786.2/STA 7 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In composing this piece I continued to explore relationships between the visual arts and music. A particular interest is the potential to construct sonic analogues for painterly forms and techniques. Both movements exploit contrasts in dynamics, register, gesture and texture to create sensations of light and shade. Melodic lines trace imaginary objects to give an impression of their shape, volume and position within a three-dimensional space. I also sought to represent a variety of energetic states: Chiaroscuro Dance features passages of agitation, hesitation and flow arranged into a kaleidoscopic structure. In contrast, Fainting Light is reflective, spacious, and serene.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I: Chiaroscuro Dance -- II: Fainting Light.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Zubin Kanga

First performance: by Zubin Kanga at Zubin Kanga: Spectrum (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon) on 11 Aug 2012

Performances of this work

16 Aug 2012: at Zubin Kanga: Spectrum (The Independent Theatre). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

11 Aug 2012: at Zubin Kanga: Spectrum (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Zubin Kanga.

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