With material from a release
Brian Field: Passions For Our Tortured Planet
A Way For Classical Pianists To Get Involved
New York City based composer Brian Field has written a work for classical piano, a meditation on the horrific destruction of the natural world.
|Image of Drought by Jose Antonio Alba (CC0C/Pixabay)|
“To bring further awareness to this danger that — in the end — will impact all citizens of this earth, I have composed “Three Passions for our Tortured Planet” for solo piano which focuses on three areas of climate change.
“This work is a by-product of pianist Ann DuHamel’s seminal Prayers for a Feverish Planet project, inspiring composers from around the world to support climate change awareness. It is my hope that my work as part of this will play a role in continuing to bring further awareness and dialog around climate change, and our need to act quickly.”
“Three Passions for our Tortured Planet” for solo piano focuses on three areas of climate change. James has built up a network of pianists from around the world who support this message through live and online performances.
- He's looking for more (and more) pianists to join his project. Here's a list of who has participated so far.
- You can learn more about this project at its official website.
“Three Passions for our Tortured Planet” was awarded first prize in the Vivaldi International Music Competition.
- 10/30/22 — Beyza Yazgan — 4:00 pm, Blue Gallery, The Blue Building, 222 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017, USA
- 11/5/22 — Minyoung Rho — 7:30pm, at Longmire Recital Hall, 222 S. Copeland St, Tallahassee, FL, USA
- 11/5/22 — Paul J. Dab — 7:30pm, Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus Dr., San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
- 11/6/22 — Paul J. Dab — 3:00pm, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1300 Fifth Ave., Belmont, CA 94002, USA
- 11/23/22 — Sherri Lun — 1:10pm, New Malden United Reformed Church, Malden Rd, New Malden, United Kingdom
- 11/26/22 — Aline Boyd — 7:00 pm, Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, 9590 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Pianist Kay Kyung Eun Kim performs the work on July 27, 2022