Annie Pirotta is a young composer with a passion for classical music, jazz and all things in between. Described as “theatrical” and “engaging”, Annie pours her spirit into her musical works and writing style to maintain a diverse portfolio. Her composition influences include Danny Elfman, Phillip Harper and Michael Giacchino. Annie also enjoys playing trombone in her brass band and performing in theatre productions around Melbourne.
Composer website: https://missmaestromusic.wordpress.com/
Jabberwock, for saxaphone big band.
JABBERWOCK is a three movement piece written for the Monash University Saxophone Big Band. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’, it follows the story of the poem and builds upon its imagery to create a larger-than-life aural rendition of the scenes. Odd combinations of chords, meter and styles come together to form a zany musical experience, reflecting Carroll’s creative word invention and fantastical realm of beasts and heroes. The audience becomes the storyteller as they use their imagination to create their own image of characters through the motifs and rhythmic cells.
Featured in Mythical Waves (April 2018)