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Love in solitude (Disassembled) : for improvisers, arrangement without backing soundscape

by Andrea Keller (2017)

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Performance by Five Below (Musical group) from the CD Life is Brut​[​if​]​al

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Life is Brut​[​if​]​al / Andrea Keller, Five Below.

Library shelf no. CD 3128 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Selection of text narrated by Miroslav Bukovsky.

The fully notated version of Love in Solitude was written for Ensemble Offspring and commissioned by the Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission in 2017. The 'disassembled' version is a reworking for a sextet of improvisers and does not include pre-recorded material. It has been recorded on the album 'Life is Brut[if]al' by Andrea Keller's Five Below. The narration of excerpts of Rainer Maria Rilke's 'Letters to a young poet' are read by Jim Keller.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Tenor saxophone/bass clarinet, guitar, piano, double bass, electric bass, drumset, narrator.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Medium


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Performances of this work

31 Oct 2020: at Ensemble Offspring: Mesmerism (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

15 Sep 2018: at Spel by Ensemble Offspring (Albany Entertainment Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

11 Sep 2018: at Spel by Ensemble Offspring (Subiaco Arts Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

11 Sep 2018: at Spel by Ensemble Offspring (Subiaco Arts Centre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

11 Feb 2018: at Hark the Machine (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

28 Nov 17: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

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