I saw them colours of your flag – A Speech-Based Composition on Aboriginal Sovereignty


  • Marcello Messina Universidade Federal do Acre




Musical work. See audio and pdf files. [editor's note]


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Biografia do Autor

Marcello Messina, Universidade Federal do Acre

Marcello Messina is a Sicilian composer and academic based in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. He holds a PhD in composition from the University of Leeds (UK), and is currently Professor Colaborador at the Universidade Federal do Acre under the PNPD/CAPES post-doctoral scheme. His music has been performed in Italy, Brazil, the UK, Portugal, Sweden, Colombia, Australia, and the US. His scores and recordings are published by the University of York Music Press, Map Editions, Da Vinci Edition, and Huddersfield Contemporary Records.


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REDHEAD, Lauren. Personal correspondence with the author. 2016.

REDHEAD, Lauren. solo speaking, 2016, Available at: <https://laurenredhead.bandcamp.com/album/solo-speaking>.

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ZALDUA, Alistair (composer); REDHEAD, Lauren (performer), solo speaking. Croydon, 2013




Como Citar

Messina, M. (2017). I saw them colours of your flag – A Speech-Based Composition on Aboriginal Sovereignty. Revista Vórtex, 5(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.33871/23179937.2017.5.1.1865



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