My exhale is your inhale

It’s been a lovely harvest September with two premieres of my music. What a privilege to hear and see Séverine Ballon weave her magic in  An ocean beyond earth and to work with the equally magical Wu Wei and ELISION on How Forests think. I’m hearing a music which I think has a different approach to form than in ...

Travels in hyper-reality

I have criss-crossed multiple time zones in the last 6 weeks: Melbourne-Shanghai-Melbourne-Beijing-Melbourne-Salvador da Bahia-Melbourne – the constant bead in this roaming necklace is home in Australia, with each contrasting pendant ever more distant, strange and colourful. It’s a privilege to be invited to travel for one’s work and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt as ...

Tree of Codes trailer, images, press

[photos (c) Paul Leclaire] Also see previous post for detailed information about the opera, libretto etc. * Articles Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, Vanishing Languages, Reincarnated as Music The New York Times, March 30, 2016. [+ related teaching & learning resource + radio broadcast] Raoul Mörchen, Wie bleibt von der Strasse der Krokodile, Kölnischer Rundschau, 6.04.16 [pdf scan] Programme book_Tree-of-Codes_2016 ...

Tree of Codes, ‘cut-outs in time’ an opera

Tree of Codes (2013-15), ‘cut-outs in time’, an opera Premiere season: 9, 12, 14, 18, 20 April, 2016, Staatenhaus, Cologne Opera Liza Lim – Tree of Codes information and libretto (read-only downloadable doc) new info: Tree of Codes – programme notes Field recordings as ‘cut-outs of the real’ in Tree of Codes Text about the opera: Michael ...

my desk, several worlds

My desk today I’m sitting at a fulcrum between several large projects – I finally printed out the compiled score of my opera, Tree of Codes (2013-15) which will be premiered on 9th April 2016 at the Staatenhaus Cologne, performed by MusikFabrik & Numero23.Prod with singers from Oper Koeln conducted by Clement Power, directed by Massimo ...

revisiting ‘Moon Spirit Feasting’

Yuè Ling Jié (Moon Spirit Feasting), a Chinese ritual street opera This trailer is from the 2000 Adelaide Festival premiere when the opera was performed outdoors on a barge floating on the Torrens River. One of my many collaborations with, and fabulous productions of, the ELISION Ensemble. Music by Liza Lim Libretto by Beth Yahp ...

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