This month we are excited to present a playlist exclusively focused on piano works. In curating ‘Piano Waves’, we wanted to showcase the expressive power and tonal colour of the piano. The eight Australian composers featured this month have created works that range from sprightly and sweetly melodic miniatures (such as Anne Cawrse’s piece ‘The Red Buoy’), energetic improvised-like music (Yitzhak Yedid’s ‘Angels’ Revolt’) to atmospheric fixed media soundscapes influenced by nature (Miriama Young’s ‘Grey Ghost’) and/or extended techniques (Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh’s piece ‘Chamber of Glistening Whispers’).
If you would like to continue down the listening path of newly-composed piano-based works, we invite you to take a trip into our archives and explore our ‘Keyboard Waves’ playlist from November 2016.
We encourage you to listen, share and enjoy this hour of music, and warmly invite all composers to submit your works to the Making Waves curation pool for possible inclusion in a future playlist.
Hear something that catches your attention? To find out more about a musical work, click on the track name in the playlist and then again on ‘view track’. To find out more about a particular composer, click on their name in the ‘Details’ section below.
We hope you enjoy this special bonus youtube track of Yitzhak Yedid’s ‘Angels’ Revolt’
- Melissa Douglas, Solo Gratia
for solo piano. Performed by Grace Francis.
- Rhys Little, Reflections Over Dark Water
for solo piano. Performed by Rhys Little.
- Sophie Van Dijk, Le petite vie d’un papillon
for piano duo. Performed by Lara Rayner and Rieko Makita.
- Miriama Young, Grey Ghost
for piano and electro-acoustic fixed media. Performed by Xenia Pestova. Recorded by Phil Brownlee.
- Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Chamber of Glistening Whispers
for piano and electronics. Performed by Mari Kawamura. Recorded by Andres Guiterrez.
- Brad Gill, Like Writing on Water
for piano. Performed by Jihyeon Lim. 3 of the 5 variations are performed in this recording.
- Anne Cawrse, Red Buoy
for piano. Performed by Michael Ierace.
- Yitzhak Yedid, Angels’ Revolt
for piano. Performed by Rachael Shipard.
We’d love to hear about your listening experience! Share your thoughts or send messages of support to our featured composers and performers in the comment box below. We also encourage you to click through to Soundcloud or YouTube to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.
The Piano Waves playlist will be featured until the 1st of November 2019. All previous playlists from 2015 to present are available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.