Night Sky
for solo piano (2016)
duration: 1’
GRT • 191

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
This brief miniature was written in 90 minutes on 11 August 2016 in my office at the University of Melbourne in Parkville to demonstrate MIDI editing on a Disklavier as a Composition Program group lesson. Initially it felt like doing an exam with an exact ‘pens down’ looming. But as the music emerged it felt celestial and I named the piece Night Sky. And having put a name to it, my thoughts then turned to Catherine Sullivan, a fine emerging composer who graduated MMus and recently passed away too early at the age of 34. This celestial fragment is in memory of her.