(1960) is an Australian composer who has been active in different kinds
of composition and improvisation.
His radiophonic operas include Vanunu (1994),
City In Between (1999),
Malta: In-Land (2001).
Some of his works are collected on
Electroacoustic, Chamber Ensemble, Soundscapes and Works for Rad (ReR, 2004),
Vanunu, City In Between, Edwin Armstrong and the intense
Songs From Hurt (ReR, 2005).
The latter contains Silent Motion and Black Sheep.
Silent Motion uses
a spoken word narrative (the bad news of the piece), a Neapolitan folk song
(played almost literally note by note), industrial rhythm, electronic noise,
piano solos, etc. The drawback is that all these elements are sequenced instead
of being superimposed. It sounds as if Iolini's music predates
the ars nova.
Too much talking also wastes the eerie soundscape of Black Sheep,
that could be truly mesmerizing otherwise.
Basically, Iolini is writing theater, and only incidentally also music.
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