Forces in Music with Liza Lim // Open Masterclass

Liza Lim: Atlas of the Sky & Beyond: Beauty, Time & Ecology in Exploratory Compositional Practice

A lecture-demonstration and masterclass with acclaimed and ‘genre-defying’ contemporary Australian composer, Liza Lim.

Liza Lim is an Australian composer, educator, and researcher whose interests include collaborative and transcultural practices in music with a focus on perspectives from ecological anthropology, post-human/Anthropocene studies and research into distributed creativity. Her compositional practice is deeply imbued with a sense of the socio-cultural lineages of objects and performance practices hence her interest in musical form as an emergent expression of group processes.

Her works, and in particular four operas: The Oresteia (1993), Moon Spirit Feasting (2000), The Navigator (2007) and Tree of Codes (2016), as well as the recent large-scale cycle Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018) explore themes around ritual, temporal slippage and the uncanny. Her genre-defying percussion ritual/opera Atlas of the Sky (2018), is a work involving community participants that investigates the emotional power and energy dynamics of crowds.

The Forces in Music Masterclasses supports students specialisations, but everyone is welcome from the wider UNSW community and beyond!


Forces in Music convenor: Alister Spence

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