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Timelapse (Mnemosyne)

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The Tableau 03:18
Timelapse 1 04:55
Hermes 03:14
Eurydike 01:50
Persephone 04:30
Echo 05:58
Icarus 02:40
Apollo 04:05
The Fates 03:06
Pandora 04:10
The Farewell 02:03


Original Programme Notes for Dutch Premiere:

"This opportunity to compose a new work for David Dawson was always destined to be a personal challenge, from the very first moment that David and I sat down in a little Amstel café in Amsterdam to discuss our intentions with the production. Immediately we agreed that we wished to push ourselves in a fresh direction creatively and to create the finest collaboration we could imagine, to better ourselves!
It’s probably the most narrative driven of all my compositions taking its most direct inspiration from Stravinsky’s forceful Greek works, offering up a world that slips between classical layers and more electronically composed and processed sounds.

A brief scan over my notes offers an idea of the motivations– echo, trance, storm, move, mathematics, zodiac, bolero. Persephone, masks, elegant, forgetful, sad, melting, sunlight, tranquility, reverse, Muses, hope, patterns, spells, Narcissus, heartbreaking, love, nothing is true. An assemblage of possible worlds was clearly already present in our communications.

I hope that that the score reflects the elegance, passion and integrity of the choreography and scenography. Uppermost in my ambition was to write a fluid, emotive score that would touch both the heart and the mind in equal measure that soars across the auditorium, carrying the audience into this extraordinary vision"

Soundtrack for Dutch National Ballet
Choreographed by David Dawson


released October 10, 2011

Written, performed and produced by Robin Rimbaud


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Scanner London, UK

Robin Rimbaud - Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. ... more


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