Soliloquy was written in response to the horrific narratives from Anzac troops in the frontline trenches at Gallipoli, compiled for the 2015 Reflections on Gallipoli concert tour of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. It reflects in turn the personal horror, disbelief, anguish and anger evoked by such stark depictions of pointless human suffering, inflicted by countries who consider themselves civilised upon their own citizens.
Carl Vine, March 2015
Soliloquy was commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra as part of its Reflections on Gallipoli Australian concert tour in March 2015. It was first performed by Richard Tognetti at Llewellyn Hall Canberra on the 14th of March 2015.