Robert Iolini is an internationally recognised filmmaker, composer, artist and radio producer. He has over twenty years of experience in 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.
Iolini’s films have a musical quality to them as he often works directly with the visual material as if composing music. His films are screened at 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 length film, gallery installation, radio play, online interactive and augmented reality.
Iolini’s radio plays feature multi-layered storylines with spoken and sung voices. His works for radio 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 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.
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.