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A Strange kind of paradise (quartets: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos with harp)

by Raffæle Marcellino

Work Details

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, harp.

First performance: by Halcyon, Genevieve Lang at Sirens (Carriageworks) on 26 Mar 2010


Raffaele Marcellino on A strange kind of paradise - In conversation with...

In this series we talk with composers about their craft, their process, their influences, and of course their approach to vocal writing. Built on long working relationships, the conversations have an ease of familiarity but also provide useful insights into each composer’s work, their relationship with Halcyon and the pieces that they have written for the ensemble. In association with the Australian Music Centre.

A strange kind of paradise (Movements I and II), by Raffaele Marcellino

Recorded live at Halcyon concert 'The Journeys' on 7 Sept 2013 at the Atrium, NIDA Parade Theatres. A Strange Kind of Paradise is about abandonment - the contemplation of solitude and longing. The strange paradise is created in solitude when one is freed from the demands and emotion of family, relationships and society. The title is the converse of Sartre’s ‘L'enfer, c'est les autres’ (Hell is other people).

Performances of this work

7 Sep 2013: at Halcyon: The Journeys (The Atrium (NIDA Parade Theatres)). Featuring Halcyon.

26 Mar 2010: at Sirens (Carriageworks). Featuring Halcyon, Genevieve Lang.

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