for solo piano (2017)
duration: 1’
GRT • 198

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
James Wade died unexpectedly at the age of 38 in June 2017. He was nearing the end of his PhD in Composition; I personally oversaw the final drafts of his folio over the Summer of 2016–2017. He was a BMus and MMus graduate from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and thus known to many of us for some time, having entered the Con as a vocal major, moving to the Composition specialisation in 2003.
While quietly spoken, James spoke articulately with a rich bass voice that was well-suited to working for radio. He was a regular broadcaster on 3MBS FM and also presented nationally on ABC Classic FM. He took a keen interest in photography, philosophy, all the arts and the environment. He was a regular at composition social events and well–known and liked in the composition community. He is a represented artist at the Australian Music Centre and his music will live on. But we will miss James, the person behind the music.