Looking to the Future
for solo piano (1995)
duration: 2’
GRT • 176

recording available
Satellite Mapping
Complete works for solo piano (1989–2014)
Amir Farid
Move Records, MD3402, 2016

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
Looking to the Future was written in 1995 as a theme song for the MTC production of Aftershocks, a play written to document the stories of the 1989 Newcastle earthquake. The Newcastle Workers Club was destroyed by the quake and nine people inside the club died. While this brief piano solo was not ultimately used in the production the idea of looking to the future after devastation gave rise to the hopeful tone of the music.

review
Looking to the Future, composed as a theme for a play concerning the 1989 Newcastle earthquake, states a bluesy theme several times, then stops on a middle-instrument question – a real bagatelle.”
Clive O’Connell, O’Connell the Music, August, 2016