Network of Lines

by Tilman Robinson

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    Here's what people have been saying about 'Network of Lines':
    "...a truly beautiful balance of evocation and surprise, all spoken with a very human voice."John Hardaker -
    "The music knows few if any borders ... a multi-coloured and exploratory mosaic." Ron Schepper -
    "...a mesmerizing web of instrumental textures. At times I felt elated; at others, close to tears. 4.5/5" Jessica Nicholas - The Age [Review of launch]

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Inspired by the iconic 1979 work “If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller” by Italo Calvino, the debut album from Tilman Robinson has been described as a ‘most moving and extraordinary experience’. Composed in 2012 for the APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe commission, the work sonically responds to the themes and spirit of this postmodern classic, giving musical life to Calvino’s masterpiece. Avoiding the literal and tokenistic, Robinson subtly transforms Calvino’s work, creating something truly unique.

Calvino’s words pass through Robinson’s musical prism creating an aural narrative that, while in debt to its muse, carves out its own identity.

Recorded with a cast of some of Australia’s most outstanding musicians the album will digitally release on December 31, 2013, with it’s official launch at the Melbourne Recital Centre on February 11, 2014.


released December 31, 2013

The album features:
Tilman Robinson (laptop/trombone)
Peter Knight (laptop/trumpet)
Callum G’froerer (trumpet)
Erkki Veltheim (violin)
Judith Hamann (cello)
Brett Thompson (guitar/banjo)
Berish Bilander (piano)
Sam Zerna (bass)
Hugh Harvey (drums)

Additional cello: Melanie Robinson
Additional percussion: Joe Talia, Tilman Robinson and Josh Barber

Composed, arranged and produced by Tilman Robinson
Except track 10 - composed by S. O'Neill, arr. T. Robinson

Recorded by Robin Gray at Allan Eaton Studios
Mixed by Joe Talia at Hope St Studios
Mastered by Byron Scullin at Moose Mastering
Album artwork by Sophie Morris
Album design by Thomas Green

Commissioned by the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival as the recipient of the MJFF 2012 APRA Composer's Commission

Written in response to Italo Calvino's "If On A Winter's Night A Traveller"



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