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.

Program notes: click on titles of works or see Ricordi Berlin searchable catalogue

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.
Munn, A. R. (2022) Liza Lim: A composer becoming like the orchid that became like a bee. In ‘The Art of Empathy’, WEAD Magazine, Issue 13, November 2022. 
Pellegrinelli, L. (2022) Liza Lim, program notes for Miller Theatre portrait.
Quantrill, P. (2021) Liza Lim, (contemporary composers feature) in Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2021, 92-93.
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. (2019) ‘Landscapes of knowledge’. In liner notes for Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus CD booklet
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 (2023)
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. (about Sex Magic) 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.