by robert (o) iolini

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Impermanence 20:55


Iolini recasts Ted Hughes’ poem A Disaster and snippets from the Jean-Luc Godard films Vivre sa vie and Le Mépris, into a musical meditation on the impermanence of life and love. The composition is in four movements. Each movement places the texts in highly contrasting musical settings that seek to generate a symbiotic relationship between music, sound and text, where music functions not merely as an accompaniment to the narrative, but where the two are inextricably interwoven. Featuring members of seminal Australian experimental performance ensemble Machine For Making Sense.

Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Nominated for the 1996 Prix Italia, Naples, Italy.


released July 6, 2017

Performers: Michele Morgan (vocals) ; Jim Denley (flute, vocals) ; Stevie Wishart (violin, hurdy gurdy, vocals) ; Phillip Mar (soprano &​ alto saxophones, vocals) ; Tony Wheeler (qin (Chinese zither)) ; David Nerlich (guitar, synthesiser) ; Roberto Iolini (guitar, midi controller, Emax sampler, vocals).
Producers: Roberto Iolini and Robyn Ravlich (The Listening Room - ABC Classic FM )
Commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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robert (o) iolini

||| Internationally recognised composer...
||| Two solo albums released on British avant-garde music label ReR Megacorp...
||| Style apparently follows function...
||| Chamber ensembles, Outsider theatre, Large-scale works for radio, audio-drama.

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