Gabriella Smart (piano)
Move Records cat. no. MD3296
Piano works by some of Australia's and China's most outstanding contemporary composers.
Dance tells an eloquent story: it is the physical, visceral celebration of life, from the frenzy of physical abandonment to the caress of a gentle embrace. Music is the pulse that keeps it alive. Composers over the centuries have taken dance forms and metamorphosed them into absolute music, as the supreme abstract expression of art.
Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7 and 10 comprise the program from Chinese Whispers, a performance of contemporary piano solos from Australia and China, and dance duets which tours Australia and China in 2005.
The remaining works are taken from a solo concert Smart gave for the 2003 Melbourne International Festival, the theme of which was the celebration of music and movement. The works of Ludovico Einaudi, Zhu Jian'er, Tan Dun and Michael Nyman are extensions of their ground breaking music for film.
|Canzone popolare (c. 1500)|
(from Le Onde)
|Italy ||Ludovico Einaudi (1955-)|
|An Offering of Intimacy (1955) ||China ||Zhu Jian'er (1922-)|
|Latin Rhythms |
(for prepared piano)
|USA/Aus. ||Erik Griswold (1969-)|
|Suo (2000)||China ||Qin Yi (1981-)|
|Traces (1992)||China/USA ||Tan Dun (1957-)|
|'for Cornelius' (1982)||USA ||Alvin Curran (1938-)|
|Within 'A Prayer at Lamplighting' (2000)|
(piano, digital delay & glass rods)
|Australia ||Constantine Koukias (1965-) |
|Scherzo (1983)|| China ||Jia Daqun (1955-)|
|Tango for Tim (1994) ||England ||Michael Nyman (1944-)|
|Five Bagatelles (1994) ||Australia ||Carl Vine (1954-)|
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Music details: Five Bagatelles
See also: Chamber Music Solos and Duos