Questions for the new year 2020

  I quit Facebook and consequently have had muuuch more time to read for pleasure – books given as Christmas presents where you can buzz through the pages in a couple of  days: Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaiman’s classic Good Omens & Gaiman’s How the Marquis got his Coat Back and a rather psychedelic book called Path Notes of an American Ninja ...

Current projects – Sappho & Squid

  I’m currently working on several projects that celebrate ideas of spirituality bound together with  feminine energy and erotics. There’s a 3-part work for orchestra called Annunciation Triptych and the somewhat provocatively titled Sex Magic, a big work for Claire Chase for contrabass flute, live electronics and an installation of kinetic instruments. The orchestral triptych comprises: I. Sappho/ ...

CD release | radio portrait, March 2019

New CD – Speak, be Silent 15 March 2019: new CD release from the Riot Ensemble on HCR/NMC with works by Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Mirela Ivičević and myself. Violin soloist Sarah Saviet and the Riot Ensemble conducted by Aaron Holloway-Nahum give a very passionate account of Speak, Be Silent. CD launch concert: ...

The deep time of language

Back in 2005, I wrote a work called ‘Mother Tongue’ for soprano Piia Komsi & ensemble commissioned by the Festival d’Automne à Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain and ELISION. The work sets poems by Patricia Sykes about the ecology of languages and knowledge, and the fragility of particular knowings in the face of language loss. There is ...

Latest news – April-June 2018

I’ve had an exciting few months with the world and national premieres of a number of large works and the privilege of working with extraordinary musicians and inspiring human beings. The most recent work to come to fruition was Atlas of the Sky (2018), a 75-minute staged work premiered 3 days ago at the Melbourne Recital Centre, ...

Extinction Events & Dawn Chorus

    [sketches fr. Extinction Events & Dawn Chorus]   Liza Lim: Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2017) Work commissioned for Klangforum Wien by Wittenertage für Neue Kammermusik & with the support of the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund (Australia). Premiere: 29 April 2018, Witten & 7 May 2018, Vienna for flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon, trumpet, ...

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