Composer Liza Lim joins Tall Poppies, The Podcast
Dear Listeners and Salon Guests,
I hope this finds you well.
This week I’ve published a new podcast featuring the composer Liza Lim.
“When I think of Australia, I think of cultural promise. I think indigenous cultures are the most incredible storehouse of human capacity to dream and the highest sort of philosophical imagination and kind of intellectual thought held in languages and systems. It is just absolutely mind blowing. The fact that they’re not taught and celebrated is, I think, ridiculous and insane. This really should be at the core of the education system.” Liza Lim, composer
Liza is one of Australia’s most prolific composers who has created compositions for many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and the Südwest Rundfunk Orchestra. Her music has been featured in many notable festivals. She is currently completing a number of major new works to be premiered in 2022. Since 2017 Liza has been Professor of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she also runs the Composing Women Program. Prior to this she was Professor of Composition and Director of the Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield in the UK.
Liza is pictured here with her new work, “Annunciation Triptych.” Each part of this composition is dedicated to a female spiritual figure. “Mary/ Transcendence after Trauma” (Part II) will be premiered by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in 2022.
Born in Perth, Liza spent much of her childhood in Brunei. She attended boarding school in Melbourne, and then completed her tertiary studies in Australia. Among her numerous accolades are the Don Banks Award for Music and the 2021 Hans and Gertrud Zender Foundation’s Composition Prize ‘Happy New Ears’. In 2021/2022 Liza Lim is a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin or Institute of Advanced Study.
You will find Liza’s Tall Poppies podcast here:
And good news for Berliners, Liza will be our Guest of Honour, at the Tall Poppies Talk Australian Salon in February.
Wishing you all the best from Berlin; stay safe!
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