Brisbane Powerhouse presents
Fri 20 Jul 2012
ARIA award winner, pianist Sally Whitwell plays the music of Philip Glass and Yann Tiersen.
Sally believes that Minimalism is for everyone, which is certainly true of this hour or so of musical entertainment (plus just a little chat!).
The program includes some quintessential Philip Glass as featured on Sally's debut solo album "Mad Rush", including Wichita Vortex Sutra and excerpts from Metamorphosis. A minimalist influence is arguably apparent in the works of Yann Tiersen whose suite from the soundtrack to the film "Amélie" conjures up the perfect fairytale Paris. We'll then drift back into some of Glass's film-inspired music with short pieces from his soundtrack to the Stephen Daldry film "The Hours" and his operatic adaptation of Jean Cocteau's "Orphée".
Solo piano recital programme
Opening - Philip Glass - 5.10
Metamorphosis I - Philip Glass - 6.15
Metamorphosis II - Philip Glass - 8.25
Metamorphosis IV - Philip Glass - 5.50
Wichita Vortex Sutra - Philip Glass - 6.50
Le Moulin - Yann Tiersen - 3.15
Comptine d'été No. 2 - Yann Tiersen 2.10
Sur le fil - Yann Tiersen - 3.25
Comptine d'un autre été : laprès midi - Yann Tiersen - 2.20
La Dispute - Yann Tiersen - 2.05
Valse d'Amélie - Yann Tiersen - 2.30
Orphée's Bedroom - Philip Glass arr. Paul Barnes - 1.50
Dead Things - Philip Glass - 4.45
“Intense, highly charged and technically assured.” - The Weekend Australian
“Whitwell sculpts a set of acoustic objects that are both refined and warmly human.” - Limelight Magazine
“Impossible to define and prodigiously talented.” - soundslikesydney