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PIANO

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Phoenix Rising

by Danny Blaker

Like an awe-inspiring, infinitely beautiful phoenix rising from the ashes, Danny’s music rises and warms the very heart and soul in this absolutely one of a kind album of moving and original piano music.

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Twilight

by Danny Blaker

Immerse yourself in the celestial experience of Twilight. This special collection of Danny's original works for solo piano transforms your evening into a journey of beauty and reflection. Both relaxing, and provocative - it is the perfect CD to accompany every evening.

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Forest Reborn

by Danny Blaker

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On Saturday the 7th of February 2009, bush fires ravaged the Victorian countryside wiping entire communities and towns from the face of the earth, whilst leaving destruction and burnt plains in their wake as far as the eye could see. However, as evolution would have it, the survivors of “Black Saturday” immediately and instinctively began the agonizingly long process of rebuilding their lives, whilst the devastated Victorian landscape began its extraordinary rejuvenation and replenishment. “Forest Reborn” attempts to capture and crystallize the inconceivably complex process that transforms a burnt and ravaged landscape, into a flourishing rainforest overflowing with an abundance of life. If there is one rule in nature that we can be certain of, amongst all the uncertainty surrounding this process, it is that what seems linear is always exponential...

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ORCHESTRAL

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Canistera

by Danny Blaker

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Canistera depicts a futuristic scenario in which humans utilize music and the medium of sound solely for therapeutic purposes, and scientific experiments. The piece is portrays a “session” in the year 3000 AD, in which a group of busy business‐men and women gather in an auditorium in order to experience an emotionally nourishing soundscape being emitted from a “sound canister”. Only music designed to propagate the most desirable human emotions is emitted from the canister, in order to grant its audience the ultimate utopian experience. An experience void of sadness, logistics, and public transport. However, during this particular “session”, the canister malfunctions and the auditorium is controversially filled to the brim with silence. A mechanic bursts into the auditorium and frantically attempts to repair the canister. The startled audience members are left in a state of stillness that rarely occurs in their everyday lives, and are surprised to find themselves beginning to ponder. They reflect on the state of their family members, and mull over their weekly time‐table. Some even begin to stumble over thoughts that are resourceful and inventive. But just before the audience members begin to regain their earthly consciousness and mentally confront issues of great importance, the mechanic breaths a sigh of relief, and the utopian soundscape floods the auditorium once again. The audience members return to their mediative state of utopian bliss. Free from undesirable thoughts. Free from thought. And free from all that is real.

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ENSEMBLE

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Desert Fly

by Danny Blaker

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Among the sweeping desert dunes, under an endless sky

A desert fly is perched

A lonely match is lit, and the fly’s world stirs

Above, unfathomable globes of combusting gases

 an incomprehensible mass of atoms being welded together, torn apart and blasted into all directions in a frenzy of random flame and force.

Each plume of fire, its scale understood only by a mesh of numbers and theories

Then there was weightlessness

Like the fly was in an upturned sand timer, and everything would slip into the sky

As the Fly’s world fell, his wings spread

His grip pulled tighter against the plummeting earth

Spinning converging novas of wind, with no epicentre;

Without a trait or quality, direction or variation

The only observation to be made was that of its gaining strength

Embers rained from the sky with a purpose and bearing that made this alien world seem almost real

The valley curled in itself like a dying insect, and everything became smaller

For the fly; Distances became shorter

By the travellers fire

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SOLO INSTRUMENTAL

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Despointes 274 Cast-Iron Steps For Solo Contrabassoon

by Danny Blaker

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The light house with 247 cast‐iron steps is located in Amedee islet, north of New Caledonia. In the eyes of the islet’s Melanesian inhabitants, it has remained a symbol of white oppression for the last 47 years. This work sets to music the ruthless mission of French General Fevrier Despointes who proclaimed New Caledonia French territory in 1963, and by contrast, a traditional chant of the Melanese people, who’s way of life was to be altered indefinitely.