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Carolling Dance (2020)

 for piano solo
(ca. 2'30'')

Dedicated to Ian Dance

 

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"A jaunty yet sentimental meander

inspired by Ian's wife, Carol Dance"

Carolling DancePhilip Eames
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Rasch I / Rasch II (2018)

for piano solo
(ca. 5')

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"I composed these fiery, gestural miniatures sitting alone at the piano late one night. They are a hybrid evoking something of Schönberg and my own pianistic style."

Scherzo (2017)

 for piano solo
(ca. 7')

for Oliver She

 

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Commissioned by the Andreadis Family

Australian Composition Prize

(Australian National Piano Award)

Toccata (2015)

for piano solo
(ca. 6')

for Cara Tran

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"My old piano teacher, Max Olding, called me out of the blue one day asking if I had any new piano works for his student Cara to perform. Rather than send an older piece, I took the opportunity to compile some sketches I had lying around and write a new work"

Unreversed (2013)

 for marimba solo
(ca. 7')

 

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"Unreversed explores palindromes. It does so on a musical level with its angular rhythms and melodies, but also by utilising the very geography of the marimba."

Walden (2013)

for piano and delay
(ca. 6')

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"Inspired by the echo of a horn across the glassy surface of Walden pond near Concord, Massachusetts"

Bathtub Transcription (2012)

 for solo piano w. optional voice
(ca. 4')

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"Earlier in 2012, I dabbled with electronic composition. My first completed experiment 'Bathtub Mockup' was such rollicking fun I decided to transcribe it for piano. With optional text following an imagined dialogue between Glenn Gould and Duke Ellington challenging Aaron Copland's narrow opinion of Jazz"

Electronic Prelude No. 1 (Bathtub Mock-up)Philip Eames
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...somewhere around Barstow (2012)

 for solo piano
(ca. 6')

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"A frenetic and virtuosic piece inspired by the bat country of Hunter S. Thompson"

Refugued (2011)

 for solo piano
(ca. 4')

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"Some days you just have to write a fugue. This one is somewhat in the style of the Shostakovich Fugues"

Displaced Swing (2010)

 for solo piano
(ca. 7')

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Winning work of the 2010 ASKM Composition Prize

"I wrote and performed this piece hoping to win the ASKM prize in order to afford Sibelius notation software. Happily it all went to plan! Inspired by a subversive tale relayed to me by a famous Australian pianist, it can also be played upside-down and back-to-front.

Displaced Swing ExcerptPhilip Eames
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One of the More Awesome Practical Jokes (2008)

 for solo piano
(ca. 9')

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"Despite its title, the first serious piece I ever composed. It was an experiment to compose under a pseudonym and perform as part of my graduating undergraduate recital, to see if raised any eyebrows..." 

© 2020 Philip Eames

info@philipeames.com   |   Sydney, Australia 2000

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