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Excerpt from Their Lives are Stipped of Meaning score

their lives are stripped of meaning

For voice, trumpet and electronics.

Australian author Richard Flanagan made this statement in a response to the Australian Government’s policy on the treatment of refugees arriving in Australia by boat, which involves detention. In this piece, the vocalist sings these words, but they become incomprehensible as they are separated out over the 8 minutes of the piece; a direct reference to the indeterminate length of detention that Australia enforces upon refugees.

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