Bibliography

The go-to reference book:

Rutherford-Johnson, T. (2022) The Music of Liza Lim. Sydney, Wildbird Music. ISBN 978-0-9875145-4-7. An analytical survey of the music of Liza Lim. Volume 5 in Wildbird’s Australian Composers series.

Writings about Lim
Appleby, R. (2012) Women of Note. Perth, Freemantle Press.
Burnard, P. (2012) Musical Creativities in Practice. Oxford, OUP.
Browning, J. & Lim, L. (2023). Sonic Figurations for the Anthropocene: A Musical Bestiary in the Compositions of Liza Lim. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, [in press]
Clarke, E., Doffman, M. and Lim, L. (2013) Distributed Creativity and Ecological Dynamics in Liza Lim’s Tongue of the Invisible. Music and Letters 94 (4) 628-663.
Feneyrou, L. (2015) Liza Lim. IRCAM resources (online). in French
Ford, A. (1997). Illegal Harmonies: Music in the 20th Century. Sydney, Hale & Iremonger. Republished, 3rd ed. (2011) Illegal Harmonies: Music in the Modern Age. Sydney, Black Inc. 
Ford, A. (1993) Composer to Composer. Sydney, Allen & Unwin.
Jenkins, J. & Linz, R. (1997) Arias: Recent Australian Music Theatre. Melbourne, Red House Editions.
Kerry, G. (2009) New Classical Music: Composing Australia. Sydney, UNSW Press.
Ross, A. (2014) Singing in Tongues, The New Yorker, 21 April 2014.
Rutherford-Johnson, T. (2022) The Music of Liza Lim. Sydney, Wildbird Music. ISBN 978-0-9875145-4-7. An analytical survey of the music of Liza Lim. Volume 5 in Wildbird’s Australian Composers series.
Rutherford-Johnson, T. (2017) Music After the Fall. Oakland, University of California Press.
Rutherford-Johnson, T. (2011) Patterns of Shimmer. Tempo 65 (259) 2-9.
Rutherford-Johnson, T. (2010) Processes of Revelation. INTO, Journal of Sound & Music, October. 26-31.
Seeber, M. (2022) ‘In Search of Something to Connect Everything’. In Searching for a New ‘We’. Berliner Festspiele Musikfest Digital Guide.
Waldock, K. (2012) The Music of Liza Lim Education Resource kit for secondary/tertiary students comprising Teacher’s manual, 4 scores and CD. Sydney, Australian Music Centre.

Journal articles/book chapters by Lim
Browning, J. & Lim, L. (2023). Sonic Figurations for the Anthropocene: A Musical Bestiary in the Compositions of Liza Lim. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, [in press]
Lim, L. (2022) ‘Rifts in time. Distortion, possession and ventriloquism in my operatic works’. in Lehmann, I. & Palme, P. (Eds). Sounding Fragilities, An Anthology. Hofheim, Wolke Verlag, 201-2010. 
Lim, L. (2022) ‘One and the Other (Speculative Polskas for Karin)’ [sketches], part of Hellqvist, K., Lim, L., Brodsky, S. (2002) ‘Elementens Musik’. In Portable Gray, Vol. 5, Number 1, Spring 2022, 83-105.
Lim, L. (2021) ‘How to Make a Woodblock Sing: Artistic Research as an Art of Attentiveness’. In Reid, A., Carrigan, J. & Peres da Costa, N. (Eds). Creative Research in Music. Informed Practice, Innovation and Transcendence. New York, Routledge. 110-121.
Lim, L. (2020) An Ecology of Time Traces in Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus. in Contemporary Music Review, Vol. 39, No. 5. 544-563.
Lim, L. (2017) ‘Knots and other forms of entanglement’. In Clarke, E. & Doffman, M. (Eds). Creativity, Improvisation and Collaboration: Perspectives on the Performance of Contemporary Music. New York, OUP,  207-213.
Clarke, E., Doffman, M. and Lim, L. (2013) Distributed Creativity and Ecological Dynamics in Liza Lim’s Tongue of the Invisible. Music and Letters 94 (4) 628-663.
Lim, L. (2013) A mycelial model for understanding distributed creativity: collaborative partnership in the making of ‘Axis Mundi’ (2013) for solo bassoon. online Proceedings of CMPCP Performance Studies Network Conference, 4th-7th April 2013, Cambridge, UK.
Lim, L. (2012) Patterns of Ecstasy. Darmstädter Beiträge zur neuen Musik (21) 27-43.
Lim, L. (2009). Staging an Aesthetics of Presence in SEARCH Journal for New Music and Culture, Issue 6.
Lim, L. (2006). ‘Crossing cultural boundaries and ecstatic transformation’ in Sounds Australian, No. 67, 10-17.

Miscellaneous talks (some re-published in edited form as book chapters as above)

Lim, L. (2021) Why Artistic Research matters: Beyond the eco-logical and towards the eco-sensitiveKeynote lecture for SAR (Society for Artistic Research) Conference, Vienna 07-09 April 2021. (video)
Lim, L. (2017) How to make a woodblock sing – using composition to experiment with thought. Keynote lecture, Best Practice in Artistic Research Conference, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 28 September 2017. (video). Version published in: Routledge (2021)
Lim, L, (2017) Luck, Grief, Hospitality – re-routing power relationships in music
Keynote lecture, Women in the Creative Arts Conference, ANU, 11 August 2017.
& associated powerpoint slides: ANU keynote powerpoint slides (images) 
Version published in: Palgrave McMillan (2022)
LIM_Australia Council 2018 Don Banks Award acceptance speech, 06.03.2018

Composing Women
Blackwood, S., Lim, L, Polias, P., van Reyk, B. (2019) Opera and the doing of Women. A united call to action for cultural leadership and systemic change in opera. ArtsHub, 13 May 2019.
Lim, L. (2021) Now You Hear Her/ ‘Millions of Us’ Festival. AMC Resonate Magazine, 23 Feb 2021.

Recent interview podcasts 2021-22

Irene Kurka (06/08/2022) 176 – Interview with Liza Lim – Musikfest Berlin, [45:46], neue Musik leben podcast, comprehensive discussion including on ‘String Creatures’.
Matthew Schlomowitz (16/06/2022) Soundmaking ep. 78: Liza Lim – The Oresteia, [19′] Soundmaking.
Benjamin Tassie (May 2022) Episode Thirty-Nine: Future Classical – 29 March 2022 (Liza Lim), [1 hr], Resonance FM, ecological thinking, ritual, opera, Axis Mundi, Sex Magic, Extinction Events etc.
Margarete Zander (22/03/2022) Ökologisches Denken inspiriert ihre Musik: Liza Lim, NDR Kultur [1 hr] (in German)
Alice Keath (04/03/2022) A Portrait of Liza Lim’s operas, New Waves Podcast [1hr 40′], comprehensive discussion of operas on ‘Singing in Tongues’ CD.
Breandáin O’Shea (Nov 2021) Liza Lim, Composer, Tall Poppies Podcasts, [1 hr], comprehensive overview of life, studies, music etc.

Other Interviews (selected), text, radio & video
Asenjo, M.A. & Lim, L. (2015) Entrevista a Liza Lim. Espacio Sonoro. (In Spanish & English)
Bouque, T. & Lim, L. (11 Sept 2020) Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Ep.16. (video)
Cho, K. & Lim, L. (Dec 2020) A Dialogue with Liza Lim. Kitchen Magazine.
Ford, A. & Lim, L. (28 Nov 2021), Interview about ‘Singing in Tongues’ CD release. The Music Show, ABC Radio National. (audio)
Ford, A. & Lim, L. (2015) ‘Spiritual Ecstasy and Earthly Desire’, Interview with Liza Lim. In Earth Dances. Melbourne, Black Inc. 
Gottschalk, J. & Lim, L.  (2011) ELISION: transference (2) – Liza Lim.  soundexpanse.
Guzelimian, A. & Lim , L. (Dec 2020) Ara Guzelimian and Liza Lim In Conversation. about ‘Sex Magic’, part of Claire Chase Density 2036, part vii & more, The Kitchen NYC. (video)
Holden, K. & Lim, L. (30 Jan 2021) Liza Lim. The Saturday Paper (see below for pdf)
Lawson, L. & Lim, L. (25 March 2021) Composing New Futures: Liza Lim on Exploring the Anthropocene Through Sound. Sydney Environment Institute.
Lim, L. interview (2009) Papier à Musique, Directed by Yan Poefrock, Co-production Festival d’Automne à Paris & Pandore tv. (video)
Lim, L. interview (2010) Music Viva, Forum der Gegenwartsmusik: Pearl, Ochre, Hair String, Directed by Peider A. deFilla for BR-Alpha. (video)
Mohr-Pietch, Sarah & Lim. (14 Nov 2014) Composers’ Rooms. BBC Radio 3.
Sdraulig, C.  & Lim, L, (2015) Liza Lim interviewed by Charlie Sdraulig. (video)
produced as part of ‘Re-imagining Opera’, Stanford/UCSD Graduate Seminar, Fall 2015.
Seeber, M. & Lim, L. (2022) video interviews ‘In Search of Something to Connect Everything’. In Searching for a New ‘We’. Berliner Festspiele Musikfest Digital Guide. Also see full interview video:
Liza Lim in conversation with Martina Seeber. Berliner Festspiele Mediathek.
Seeber, M. & Lim, L. (28 Nov 2019) Farewell to Humans: An interview with Liza Lim. Divergence Press. (interview transcript from Jetzmusik programme on Südwestrundfunk Radio2).
Szpirglas, J. & Lim, L. (2009) Interview with Liza Lim (about The Navigator). Festival d’Automne Paris Catalogue.
Worby, R. & Lim, L. (1 Aug, 2020) New Music Show. BBC Radio 3. (audio)

Something poetic
Rafael-José Díaz (2011) Para Liza Lim, TRAVESÍAS, Cuaderno de apuntes de Rafael-José Díaz.