Requiem for a Beast
A work for young adults and adults.
Written and illustrated by Matt Ottley
Requiem for a Beast is a multi modal work, consisting of the formats of graphic novel, picture book, novella, and musical work.
There are two main narratives within the book; one, is the story of a young stockman as he pursues a wild bull, and the other the reminiscences of an elderly woman on the Stolen Generations.
The musical work is a Requiem for chamber ensemble, scored for a narrator, two singers, string quartet plus double bass, piano and harpsichord. The music contains both original material composed by Matt Ottley, and traditional Aboriginal music.