Robert Lloyd's brightly coloured dances for keyboards and percussion are an exciting synthesis of shimmerring vibraphones and marimbas, melodic drumming and percussive pianos weaving together to create a genuine cross-cultural intercourse of American minimalist and Balinese gamelan music.

... hypnotic rhythms inspired by the vastness of the Australian desert ...

Lloyd's music finds its poetry in the combining, recombining, reconstructing and de-constructing of complex rhythms. 'Nullarbor' is a dance work inspired by the vastness of the Nullarbor desert. There is a strong relation between the topography of the Nullarbor and Lloyd's scores, with their seamless rhythms and a sense of endlessness and isolation.


Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd's reputation rests largely on kinetic, brightly coloured series of dance scores. In fact as far away as the United States Lloyd's name is probably better known among dance circles than musical ones. Perhaps that is not surprising, given the propellant energy of Lloyd's work.

Press quotes

“Brilliantly played”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Shimmering, driving score”

New York Times

“Robert Lloyd, has written an exciting percussion score that ranges from the very loud and textured to the finely modulated”

New York Times

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Track Listing

  1. Feral Robert Lloyd
  2. Bold New Buildings Robert Lloyd
  3. Nullarbor Robert Lloyd


Where to buy

Nullarbor can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’ and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
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Release date
© 1995 Move Records
℗ 1995 Move Records
Australian, Classical, Keyboard
Catalogue number
MD 3171
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574317121