BRENTON BROADSTOCK - COMPOSER
NEWSI am privileged to be contributing a new solo trombone work for the Australian National Academy's monumental commissioning project - The ANAM SET
67 composers writing new works for 67 ANAM musicians, all to be premiered at the end of 2021!
I am writing a solo trombone work called Memento for NSW trombonist Jarrod Callaghan.
I'm very pleased to be one of four composers (from 46 international entries) shortlisted as a finalist for the Tampa Bay Symphony '5th Annual Call For Scores Competition' (USA). My orchestral work, Let There Be Light, will be performed in mid 2021.
The work had to be influenced by the pandemic and the program note is:
Across the USA, people came together on the night of April 1, 2020 by placing candles, luminaries and other forms of light outside of their homes to show support for, and honor workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal, participants said, was 'to send a message of love, strength and hope to doctors, nurses, first responders and anyone who is facing COVID-19 head on'. The name of the nationwide event was “Let There Be Light.”
In The Sunshine was performed by the Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester in Helsingborg Sweden conducted by David Björkman on August 20, 2020
Very privileged that the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has posted a Youtube video (with wonderful visuals) of my work, In The Sunshine, to honour our health workers.
My solo piano work, An Endless Ripple, performed by the brilliant Michael Kieran Harvey, is now available on the new Move Records CD, MOVE 50.
REVIEW: ‘Brenton Broadstock’s piano piece, An Endless Ripple also written for this project and performed by Harvey, shares a similar space/time trajectory. The rippling melodic motifs in the right hand gradually spread their reach. They are accompanied in the left hand by an unwavering undercurrent of descending chords. Recurring notes in the right hand have harmonic-like resonance which evokes the feel of sustenance Broadstock seeks. This ‘simple act of caring creates an endless ripple’ as he says, where the dynamic is resolutely contained. It’s beautiful!’
Mandy Stefanakis April 28, 2019 ‘Loud Mouth’
It's a wonderful honour to be included in the Camberwell High School alumni 'hall of fame'.
What a privilege it was to go to such an excellent public school!