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The intoxicated poet : for three female vocalists (or small sections) amplified + reverb

by Melody Eötvös (2009)

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Performance by The Song Company, Roland Peelman from the CD MODART09



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MODART09 / The Song Company.

Library shelf no. CD 2160 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

The Intoxicated Poet is based on an excerpt from Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Part IV) at a point in the story where Zarathustra is drunkenly raving a final warning to the 'higher-men" he has collected, disciple-like, about his prophecy for the world and the rise of the Ubermensch. The words flow both poetically and aphoristically; swirling through expressions of fear, marvel, disappointment, and love.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: 3 female vocalists (or small sections), amplified with reverb.

Duration: 9 min.

Written for: The Song Company

Commission note: Composed as part of the MODART composer development programme.

Text by Friedrick Nietzsche (Thus Spoke Zarathustra).

Performances of this work

18 Jul 09: The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring The Song Company, Roland Peelman.

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