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Opera balcanica

CD

Opera balcanica / by Arsenije Jovanovic. Impermanence / by Robert Iolini.

  • 1 CD (71 min.)
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This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

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Duration: 71 min.

This product forms part of the following series: Listening Room.

Summary: 'Opera balcanica': A new dream for modern times. Conflict and intrigue in the Balkans is a hallmark of the modernist age but harmonies between diverse peoples of the region can still be heard in its now fragile heritage of vernacular music. The artist was brought to Australia by the Creative Radio Consortium, run by ABC Radio Arts/University of Technology, to produce this work for The Listening Room, which is an acoustic bridge between cultures. Includes interview with Jovanovic.

Non-commercial recording. For study purposes only.

Summary: 'Impermanence': The piece focuses on the inevitability of change and the concept of impermanence as a kind of meditation, arising from deeply-felt concern about humankind's inability to come to terms with these facts. The piece draws on a range of textual sources, primarily Ted Hughes' poem A Disaster, and words from Jean-Luc Godard. Produced by Robyn Ravlich.

Broadcast on "The Listening Room" on ABC Classic FM, 9 April 2001.

Performers: Michele Morgan (vocals: Impermanence) ; Jim Denley (flute, vocals: Impermanence) ; Stevie Wishart (violin, hurdygurdy, vocals: Impermanence) ; Phillip Mar (soprano & alto saxophones, vocals: Impermanence) ; Tony Wheeler (qin, Chinese zither: Impermanence) ; David Nerlich (guitar, synthesiser: Impermanence) ; Robert Iolini (guitar, Midi controller, Emax sampler, vocals: Impermanence).


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