Hylas: Dialogues between language and music

Robert Lycett (Artist), Anthony Stillabower (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


'Hylas' is a dialogue between language and music. In this first dialogue between the artists, they point towards George Berkeley (1685-1753) and his book 'Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous' (1713), which considers the nature of material substance.

"... silence ... I was afraid to look ... a new experience ... so it shall cease ... unknown uniformities ... replay the tape ... living somewhere with space ... in the faraway song ... it's table lands ... drawing of a tree ... think of me tomorrow ... of body limits ... at the limit ... the blood poured from her ... the age of twenty-seven ..." (Lycett, 2023)

"more than content to spend eternity amongst the beautiful they occasionally thought they heard their own names being called out" (Stillabower, 2023)

'Hylas' is an ongoing collaboration. This initial iteration was presented as a part of the 'Cultures of Sound' programme, University of Huddersfield (30.11.2023).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2023

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