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Longing, love and loss (radiophonic music)

by Colin Black

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From the CD Longing, love and loss

Longing, love and loss


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Longing, love and loss / by Colin Black.

Library shelf no. CD 2294 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Longing, Love and Loss is a major musical radio art feature work that searches through classical text, contemporary text and contemporary Australian oral histories of love. It weaves together love stories in a sonance of text, musical composition, electro-acoustic composition and sound design to reflect our deepest human desire, our core emotional need… the constant inner cry to find, to hold and to keep love. Apart from the fictional character of "The Falling Man", all of the text of this script has been gathered from real people, past and present. This work explores this theme in three movements; "Longing", "Love" and "Loss", or, the search for love, being in love and the inevitable loss of love.

Longing, Love and Loss is also a scored musical work that can be preformed live to a pre-recorded backing tape. It is the artist/composer's ambition that in a further development of this project a synchronous video projection, that includes video of all interviewees, would be developed as a filmic dimension to the performance of this live work.

Work Details

Instrumentation: Intended for broadcast by terrestrial radio and/or live webcast. It may also receive concert performances, diffused over two or more loudspeakers. Please play the work from start to finish without breaks between the movements.

Duration: 53 min.

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