Robert (Roberto) Iolini is an internationally recognised composer, radio producer and filmmaker. His creative experience incorporates twenty years of producing innovative works that are stylistically diverse and united by a philosophical approach. Iolini creates narratives about humans and how we behave in contemporary cultural environments.
He is a prize-winning composer whose compositions span a wide spectrum of musical genres and are ever-evolving. He has written for chamber ensembles and theatre and composed numerous large-scale electro-acoustic works for radio broadcast. He has two critically acclaimed solo albums released on British avant-garde music label ReR Megacorp.
Iolini’s radio compositions feature multi-layered storylines with spoken and sung voices. His compositions have been nominated for international competitions, notably Hong Kong: City in Between, which was a prize-winner at the Amsterdam Soundscapes (be)for(e) 2000 festival.
He has worked on numerous socially engaged theatre productions and was the musical director for Big hART, Australia’s foremost arts and social development organization, for ten years.
Iolini’s films have a musical quality to them as he often works directly with the visual material as if composing music. His films have been screened at international film festivals and art galleries throughout the world.
Iolini’s most ambitious film project The Hong Kong Agent – 18 short films about Hong Kong, exists as a feature film, gallery installation, radio art, online interactive and augmented reality.
He currently works out of Studio Syncandi [sɪn ˈkændi] — an independent art and production studio he founded in Kyoto Japan in 2015.
Iolini holds a Master of Arts degree in advanced composition from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. His thesis was on Simultaneity in Music.