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Article: Lim's pulse of life

  • by Susan Shineberg — © John Fairfax Holdings
  • Source: Source: The Age, 21 April 2008 pg.15
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Composer Liza Lim has just added a year in Germany to a CV that includes stints in the US and performances of her works across Europe. She is bringing her new opera The Navigator back to Australia, writes Susan Shineberg from Berlin.

AUSTRALIAN composer Liza Lim greets her Berlin audience with a sunny, self-assured "Guten tag". She is seated front of stage, the subject of a pre-concert "composer portrait" for the city's March Music festival, but already she looks a good deal more relaxed than her interviewer, who is fiddling with his glass of water and his microphone. There's a murmur of anticipation as Lim gives a short speech of thanks in flawless German before switching to English to discuss her music.

This event, featuring Brisbane's Elision Ensemble, is the culmination of Lim's year-long residency in Berlin as a guest of the German Cultural ...


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