Composers & WorksStuart Greenbaum

ANAM Set 2024 Composer: Work Title and Instrumentation to be announced.

About the composer:

The Stuart Greenbaum sound has overt connections to jazz, pop and minimalism but is equally grounded in the Western art music tradition.

“I hear music in time as a journey. Often this involves viewing our home planet Earth from a distance and considering our place in the universe. I gravitate toward remote and abandoned places on Earth or beyond as a metaphor. We can experience loneliness in the midst of a crowded room, yet also sense connection in extremely isolated places.

My music aims to evoke an atmosphere apart from the routine of modern life. I believe in the need to allow space in a world increasingly filled with commercialism, light and noise pollution and 24/7 thinking. At times, I think we lose a sense of wonderment at our Earthly surrounds. Therefore, when I write, I seek an experience in sound to take me beyond everyday imperatives.”

Having studied composition with Broadstock and Conyngham at the University of Melbourne, Stuart Greenbaum (he/him) holds a position at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as Professor and Head of Composition. He is the author of over 230 works including 26 sonatas, 5 piano trios, 8 string quartets, 5 concertos, 5 symphonies and 2 operas.

Greenbaum’s music appears on 40 commercially released CDs notably including 10 releases dedicated solely to his output: A Trillion Miles of Darkness, Electric Confession, The Final Hour, The Thin Blue Line, Return Journey, Satellite Mapping, Mondrian Interiors, 800 Million Heartbeats, Mercurial and Music for Theatre.

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