Holding Masks (duos: 2 pianos)
by Paul Smith (2016)
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New Music for Multiple Keyboards : piano, toy piano, harpsichord, MIDI piano / works by Diana Blom, Michael Hannan, Andrián Pertout, Paul Smith and Felicity Martin.
Library shelf no. CD 2943 [Available for loan]
This work expands the traditional piano duo by replacing one instrument with a toy piano. The work is a musical response to the novel Underground by Haruki Murakami which explores the Tokyo sarin gas attacks of 1995. The piece is a reflection on the death toll of the population and the resilience of the victims and their families in the time after the attack. Throughout the piece, the toy piano depicts the vibrancy of the human spirit against the meditative and solemn piano part.
Instrumentation: Piano, 2-octave toy piano.
Duration: 8 min.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Neoromantic, postminimalist, contemporary art music
Performances of this work
23 Nov 2019: at Toy ♪ Festival (Sharon Hall).
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