Original Creative Work - Musical Composition

Love in Solitude

A Keller

Merlyn Myer Music Commission | Published : 2017


Love in Solitude is a meditation on the eloquent thoughts presented in Letters to A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. Composed/orchestrated for Piano, Flute, Bass Clarinet, and Vibraphone/Percussion, the work also features a pre-recorded soundscape that includes spoken excerpts from Rilke’s text. Love in Solitude was composed for the Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission, and premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon on Tuesday November 28, 2017, in a performance by Ensemble Offspring.

Funding Acknowledgements

This record was commissioned by the Merlyn Myer Fund and co-developed by the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC). The Fund celebrates the work of Australian female composers in collaboration with the MRC.