ISOLAS
for actress, small ensemble, female chamber choir, electronics, live video and stage
 

“Up until I was 14, I lived in a huge house. It was so big that I never left the grounds – I didn’t want to. And if I had wanted to, I mightn’t have been allowed. They said I could do that when I turned 25 but I wasn’t that interested. I didn’t know what was over the walls.
My friend’s families all lived on Isolas. I didn’t know any different.” 


From Rah's memories

Are we all sure about the greatness of our Utopia's dreams?
Isolas questions this subject by telling the story of Rah,
a young girl that lives in a place made up by fugitives people
that weren't able to change the world in which they were living.
But escape is not a solution.

What can do a young girl in a world full of craziness, instability, and dangers?
Maybe nothing, but at least she will try.

ensemble:
fl, cl, alto sax, t. tbn, b. tbn,
piano, vl, vla, cello, d.bass

 

choir:

SSSM

 

story by Michele Deiana
music by Michele Deiana

lyrics by Michele Deiana and Mary-Ellen Nagle
video by Giuseppe Scinardo and Michele Deiana

 

direction by Michele Deiana