Antarctica by Antonietta Loffredo


New music for toy piano and/or piano played by Antonietta Loffredo.
Another exciting University of Western Sydney project of newly composed works inspired by the landscapes and atmospheres of one of the most fascinating continents on the planet.  Antarctica is considered an inhospitable continent but it has fascinated and inspired not only travellers, scientists, researchers but musicians and writers.  This program of eleven composers from five countries draws on the sounds of the piano, and the clear, distinctive sound of two toy pianos, into their works. This music been performed by Antonietta in Australia and Italy.
Antarctica volume of the scores will be available online in early May.
Wirr 059

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 1  Inside Silence  - Sara Carvalho (Portugal)
 2  The Blue Ice Cave - Diana Blom (Australia)
 3  Implacable Ice - Mercedes Zavala (Spain)
 4  "A" As Antarctica - Francesco Schweizer (Italy)
 5   Percorso A - Stefano Procaccioli (Italy)
 6   Erebus - Chris Adams (New Zealand)
 7  HeartBroken Star In The Dream Winds Of Endless Night - Nathan Wilson (Australia)
 8  Isola di memorie - Paolo Longo (Italy)
 9  Antarctica Suite - Gian Gaolo Luppi (Italy)
 10  Icewhite (penguin's steps in the eternity of nothing) - Antonio Giacometti (Italy)
 11  Iceberg Variations - Paul Smith (Australia)



Antarctica - volume by various composers


11 pieces for piano and/or toy piano by composers in collaboration from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Portugal and Spain.  A volume of newly composed works inspired by the landscapes and atmospheres of one of the most fascinating continents. While Antarctica is considered the most inhospitable continent on the planet, its beauty and mystery have fascinated not only travellers, scientists and researchers, but painters, musicians and writers.
In crossing continents, the University of Western Sydney was able to bring this amazing project together and with pianist, Antonietta Loffredo performing these works in Italy and Australia and recording the pieces for CD - Antarctica Wirr 059, released by Wirripang, also available online.

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  Inside Silence (Sara Carvalho, Portugal) and audio
  The Blue Ice Cave (Diana Blom, Australia) and audio
  Implacable Ice (Mercedes Zavala, Spain) and audio
  "A" As Antarctica (Francesco Schweizer, Italy) and audio
  Percorso "A" (Stefano Procaccioli, Italy) and audio
  Erebus (Chris Adams, New Zealand) and audio
  HeartBroken Star In The Dream Winds Of Endless Night (Nathan Wilson, Australia) and audio
  Isola di memorie (Paolo Longo, Italy) and audio
  Antarctica Suite (Gian Paolo Luppi) and audio
  Icewhite (Penguin's Steps in the Eternity of Nothing) (Antonio Giacometti, Italy) and audio
  Iceberg Variations (Paul Smith, Australia) and audio


 ISMN 9790720140827


Blue Ice Cave, The by Diana Blom


The Blue Ice Cave for piano and toy piano was influenced by a photograph of a blue ice cave in Antarctica. The piece explores the toy piano as a colour which highlights and enhances aspects of the piano writing.  This piece forms part of a project titled, "Antarctica",  a collection of piano pieces for toy piano by composers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, New Zealand and Australia.  The project was instigated by Diana Blom and all pieces were recorded by the Italian pianist, Antoinetta Lofrredo (both volume and recording available online).
Composed 2013.
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The Blue Ice Cave - sheet music
The Blue Ice Cave - audio

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 ISMN 9790720171647


Drawing Firewheels by Diana Blom


For solo piano and toy piano (one player)
This works was inspired by a drawing of the Australian rainforest tree, Stenocarpus sinatus (Firewheel Tree), with its distinctive wheel-like inflorescences and mature fruits and seeds,  shaped this work, the sound gestures and the sustain pedal as "sound brush" colouring specified notes and note groups.
Composed 2016
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Drawing Firewheels - sheet music

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Earth Tones by Diana Blom


Solo for toy piano, c.5'30.  Advanced grade
Composed 2014
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Earth Tones - sheet music

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Pilgrimage by Michael Hannan


For toy piano
Composed 2015


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Pilgrimage - sheet music

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 ISMN 9790720159652