Alan Holley, from Sydney to Tirana
Next week the Australian composer Alan Holley is expected to visit Tirana.
Here is how the composer himself says about this:
“Three years ago I was fortunate enough to be at the first International Albanian Brass Festival and to meet the wonderful composers Dorian Cene, Enis Mullaj, Alban Dhamo and Ergis Spahiu and performers like the hornist and music director Ilir Kodhima. It is an honour to be invited back to Tirana for a concert of my music and to be working with such wonderful musicians organised by Ilir.
Compositions in the concert include my BORNEO SONGS for singer and 5 woodwind – it is a sound painting of being in the jungle of Borneo and feeling the intense, humid heat and hearing exotic birds like the hornbill. The other works are influenced by the sounds and scenes of nature in my country, Australia.
It is a delight to also have a work by Enis Mullaj for flute and piano in the program”.
In recent years Sydney born composer Alan Holley (b.1954) has been a featured composer at numerous music festivals and received composer profile concerts in Croatia, Serbia, Albania and Australia. The trumpet concerto Doppler’s Web (2005) written for soloist Paul Goodchild, A Line of Stars (2007) and A Shaft of Light (2015) for oboe and orchestra with Shefali Pryor as soloist were commissioned & performed in the Concert Hall of the Opera House by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Loaded with Dream (2011) was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony for performance by the Fellows. In 2018 And the rain received numerous performances by the Australian Chamber Choir in Victoria and Sydney and the ACC subsequently commissioned a new work for their 2019 European tour and Australian season. His works are published by Kookaburra Music and recorded on HAMMERINGS RECORDS.