Laniakea

Arthur Bachmann (CAN)
Laniakea is the name of our local super galactic cluster; the cluster of galaxies in which our own humble Milky Way Galaxy is a part of, and is a glorious Hawaiian word meaning Immeasurable Heaven.

Immeasurable Heaven brings with it the daunting prospect of immensity, the infinite, the beautiful and the violent creation of all we are and know. I have always loved looking into the night sky and pondering that dark oblivion filled with the fading light of distant shining suns such an immense distance away. Star clusters, galaxies, super galactic clusters – bogle the mind with the size of our universe and our small place in it.

Arthur Marc Bachmann

October 29, 2017

 

Arthur Marc Bachmann

In 1984 Arthur graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance. In 1986 he won a job as a violist in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra – a position he holds to this day. 1990 began a new career as a composer and arranger and Arthur became an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre in 1997. His music has been heard on CBC Radio, recorded and performed across Canada, the United States and Europe. In September 2012, Arthur premiered a new chamber opera ‘What Brought Us Here’ commissioned and presented by Calgary Opera and in September 2015, he premiered “Annie Davidson” commissioned and presented by Cowtown Opera. 2016 brought forth a large scale flute concerto commissioned and presented by the CPO with Sara Hahn as soloist. 

Arthur’s compositions reflect his long-standing association and deep connection to the Alberta landscapes surrounding Calgary. A strong element of his music is melody as well as the incorporation of a sense of tonality. He makes use of all styles and forms of contemporary classical idioms to create his music and to bridge the gap between composer, performer and audience.

Laniakea

Arthur Bachmann (CAN)

(piano trio; 2017)

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