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Profile – Gerard Brophy

  • by Rita Williams
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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Music may be the food of love, but love and its less noble associate, lust, have fed the music of Gerard Brophy for more than two decades. Since deciding to study composition at the ripe old age of 25 (he turned 50 in January this year), Brophy has pinned his passions to works like the pulsating aural canvas of Colour red…your mouth…heart… (1994), Flesh (1987), based on personal advertisements published in New York's Village Voice, and Merge: a memoir of the senses (1998), the subtitle of which he agrees would make an apt summary of his entire œuvre. Phobia, a chamber opera written earlier this year, is based on the film noir genre and even includes ...


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