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2016 Lady Huang’s Album for double manual harpsichord, to be performed 23 October by
Diana Weston, Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Amsterdam, 23-29 October.

2016 Drawing Inflorescence for piano, to be performed 1st September, 12.00 noon, by
Michael Kieran Harvey, Melbourne Composer’s League concert as part of the Western
Sydney University Creativity Unlimited Music Festival, 2016.

2016 Smoke and Mirrors for tenor saxophone and marimba, to be performed by Translucent
Duo (David Lockeridge, marimba and Bernard Lagana, saxophone), 8pm 17th August, 2016,
Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

25th February, Thursday, 2016 ‘The Blue Ice Cave’, ‘…earth tones…’ – Antonietta Loffredo (toy piano/piano), Semana Cultural (culture week) The Toy Piano in Contemporary Art Music, Conservatorio Teresa Berganza, Madrid Spain.

21st January, 2016 The Ballad of the Canterbury Pilgrims – Jamie Reimer (soprano), Kevin Hanrahan (tenor), Jeffrey Jones (baritone), Denis Plutalov (piano), Kimball Recital Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

7th November, Saturday, 2015 War Letters – musical settings of letters from WW1. Performers – Halcyon (www.halcyon.org.au) – Artistic director, mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong; Alison Morgan (soprano); Clive Birch (bass); James Wannan (viola); Josephine Allan (piano); Kaylie Dunstan (percussion). Program: ‘Dearest Mother…’ – Nicole Murphy, Letter from the trenches – Larry Sitsky, Triptych (war letters) – Diana Blom, Un poilu australien – Elliott Gyger. Venue: Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, 1186 Pacific Highway, Pymble 7pm. Bookings: http://www.classikon.com/concerts/halcyon-pymble-nov-2015/

10th November, Tuesday, 2015, free concert for schools. War Letters – musical settings of letters from WW1. Performers – Halcyon (www.halcyon.org.au) – Artistic director, mezzo-soprano Jenny Duck-Chong; Alison Morgan (soprano); Clive Birch (bass); James Wannan (viola); Josephine Allan (piano); Kaylie Dunstan (percussion). Program: ‘Dearest Mother…’ – Nicole Murphy, Letter from the trenches – Larry Sitsky, Triptych (war letters) – Diana Blom, Un poilu australien – Elliott Gyger. Venue: Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, 1186 Pacific Highway, Pymble 1.30-3.00pm. Bookings: d.blom@westernsydney.edu.au

War Letters logo with poppy

9th April, 2015 ‘Remembrances Four’ for soprano and piano by Diana Blom. Performers: Ayse Goknur Shanal (sop), Patrick Keith (pno). A concert to commemorate the centenary of Gallipoli, 8pm Paddington Uniting Church, with songs by Dixon, Fiddes, Eryilmaz, Duparc.

2nd June, 2015 ‘Calling the cows’ for solo trombone by Diana Blom. Trombone – Rocco Rescigno. Risounanze Festival 2015, Teatro L. Garzoni, Piazza Giuseppe Ellero, Tricesimo (UD), ore 18, Italy. http://www.risuonanze.it/2015/programma2015.html

2nd June, 2014 …earth tones… for toy piano by Diana Blom. To be played by Antonietta Loffredo in the contemporary music festival ‘Risuonanze 2014 – incontri di nuove musiche’ in Il Carso in Corso, Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy (commission from Antonietta Loffredo) http://www.risuonanze.it/home.html

9th August, 2013. ‘The Blue Cave’ for piano and toy piano by Diana Blom. Performed by Antonietta Loffredo as part of the project, Antarctica – new music for piano and toy piano. Composers are: Sara Carvalho Portugal), Mercedes Zavala (Spain), Francesco Schweizer (Italy), Stefano Procaccioli (Italy), Chris Adams (New Zealand), Nathan Wilson (Australia), Paolo Longo (Italy), Gian Paolo Luppi (Italy), Antonio Giacometti (Italy), Paul Smith (Australia). At the Theme and Variations Showroom, 451 Willoughby Road, Willoughby, Sydney, 6.30pm.

2nd August, 2013. ‘The Blue Cave’ for piano and toy piano by Diana Blom. Performed by Antonietta Loffredo as part of the project, Antarctica – new music for piano and toy piano. Composers are: Sara Carvalho Portugal), Mercedes Zavala (Spain), Francesco Schweizer (Italy), Stefano Procaccioli (Italy), Chris Adams (New Zealand), Nathan Wilson (Australia), Paolo Longo (Italy), Gian Paolo Luppi (Italy), Antonio Giacometti (Italy), Paul Smith (Australia). Intersecting Lines – a symposium at the University of Western Sydney, Performance Space, Kingswood campus.

28th July, 2013. Kevin Hanrahan, tenor, Jamie Reimer, soprano and Cathy Aggett, soprano. Performing songs by Betty Beath, Peter Sculthorpe, Percy Grainger and Diana Blom:
Here, at the end of the world we learn to dance – for tenor and piano – text by Lloyd Jones (New Zealand novelist) – Kevin Hanrahan and Blom;
Three Songs of Walter de la Mare – for soprano and piano – Jamie Reimer and Blom;
‘The Fisherman’s Wife’ from Three Water Ballads of Tim Malfroy – for soprano and piano – Jamie Reimer and Blom. 3pm, Performing Arts Centre, Kincoppal-Rose Bay, New South Head Rd., Rose Bay, Sydney.

29th June, 2013. ‘The Blue Cave’ for piano and toy piano by Diana Blom. Performed by Antonietta Loffredo as part of the project, Antarctica – new music for piano and toy piano. Composers are: Sara Carvalho Portugal), Mercedes Zavala (Spain), Francesco Schweizer (Italy), Stefano Procaccioli (Italy), Chris Adams (New Zealand), Nathan Wilson (Australia), Paolo Longo (Italy), Gian Paolo Luppi (Italy), Antonio Giacometti (Italy), Paul Smith (Australia). At the Auditorium Santa Caterina in Como, Italy.

Australia East and West – new music for viola and piano (funded by an APRA grant). Concerts:
24th November, 2013. Dawn Bennett, viola, Diana Blom, piano. The 5th IMC World Forum on Music – presents New music for viola and piano. November 24, 4.30-5.00pm QLD Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland. Fragile by Lisa Cheney (world premiere), Into the Sun by Diana Blom, Tango by Michael Hannan
31 August, 2013 Dawn Bennett, viola and Diana Blom, piano. The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna presents New Australian Works for Viola and Piano – ISPS 2013 (International Symposium on Performance Science) 28-31 August, Vienna, Austria. Performance of Fear and Majesty – Alice Humphries; Into the Sun – Diana Blom; Echo Tango – Michael Hannan.
2nd April, 2013 Dawn Bennett, viola and Diana Blom, piano. Australian and West Australian premiers of five new works for viola and piano by Nicole Murphy, Cat Hope, Alice Humphries, Michael Hannan and Diana Blom, Into the Sun. Classical Tuesday, WAAPA Music auditorium, Perth, West Australia, 1.10pm;
28th March, 2013 Dawn Bennett, viola and Diana Blom, piano. Recital and Lecture Drawing research out of music practice: new sounds, new knowledge. Works by Nicole Murphy, Michael Hannan, and Diana Blom. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW. 9am-11am. ‘Into the Sun’ by Diana Blom;
14th February, 2013 Dawn Bennett, viola and Diana Blom, piano. Into the Sun – viola and piano by Diana Blom, plus works by Nicole Murphy and Michael Hannan. Concert in the Henry Jones Bar, Henry Jones Art Hotel, 25 Hunter St., Hobart, Tasmania as part of the Creative Arts Learning and Teaching Symposium, Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart. 5.30pm.

January 31st, 2013 Kevin Hanrahan, tenor and Jamie Reimer, soprano. Kimball Recital Hall, 7.30pm, January 31st, Thursday. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Performing songs by Betty Beath, Percy Grainger and Diana Blom:
The Library for tenor and piano by Diana Blom, text by Peter Goldsworthy (Australian novelist) – Kevin Hanrahan and Blom;
Here, at the end of the world we learn to dance – for tenor and piano – text by Lloyd Jones (New Zealand novelist) – Kevin Hanrahan and Blom;
Three Songs of Walter de la Mare – for soprano and piano – Jamie Reimer and Blom;
‘The Fisherman’s Wife’ from Three Water Ballads of Tim Malfroy – for soprano and piano – Jamie Reimer and Blom.

1st November, 2012 CAPOW! (Composers and Performers Out West!) 7pm, Performance Space, UWS. Biffo in the Toy Box – improvisation frame for toy piano and music box – John Encarnacao, music box, Diana Blom, toy piano

10th May, 2012 Fearless Dreams for clarinet, cello and piano – Diana Blom. Played by Charisma (Roslyn Dunlop – clarinets; Julia Ryder – cello; David Miller – piano). Diffuse Season 2: May-June 2012. Contemporary Australian Women Composers @ Bon Marche Studio, University of Technology, Ultimo, 6.30pm.

26th May, 2012, The Cat’s Meow (piano and CD soundbed) – composed by Diana Blom & Adrian Barr – played by Antonietta Loffredo in a concert of ‘Childhood in Music’ – Conservatory of Trento, Italy

21st April, 2012 – The Travelling Chinese Orchestra (piano) – composed by Diana Blom – played by Antonietta Loffredo in a concert of ‘Shadows and Silhouettes’ – Associazione Carducci, Como, Italy

October, 2011 – The Dark, the Light, setting of a Helen Garner short story, music by Diana Blom – performed by Lotte Latukefu (contralto), Diana Blom (piano) in a concert of Australian and American art song with singers Lotte Latukefu, Kevin Hanrahan, Cathy Aggett and Blom, piano. UWS Art of Sound, Thursday, October 20th, 1pm; Wollongong Conservatorium, Friday, October 21st, 8pm.

January, 2011 – After the Rain – film by Noelene Lucas, music Diana Blom, shown at the Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia

Photographs:
Clivea, Sydney sunset
Hoarfrost at Naseby, Central Otago
Hoarfrost at Naseby, Central Otago
Frost at Queenstown
Harpsichord keys
Glasshouse
Embroidery threads, Peppergreen, Berrima
Petals on water
Piano keys
Sweet peas
Cassette tapes
Silver spoons, Peppergreen, Berrima
Mauve tapes, Peppergreen, Berrima,
Elizabeth’s tapestries
Dollies, Peppergreen, Berrima