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Scale Variable Concert 4 | Lisa Moore - From Me to You


Scale Variable Concert 4 | Lisa Moore - From Me to You

  • Date: Saturday, 9 August 2014, 8pm
  • Venue: Octagon Theatre — University of Western Australia, Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA
  • Tickets: Adults: $40 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (08) 6488 2691

Event Details

“She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas”. Pitchfork

“Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller…her steely virtuosity and bold imagination showed equally during commanding accounts…” The New York Times

This show highlights a classically trained pianist who sings, narrates, hums, whistles, mumbles, hits and rubs her way through an intimate, theatrical show – From Me To You

Lisa Moore comments on her show: “Ripples of pending urgency are organic and fundamental in Philip Glass’s Mad Rush which has become a piano solo classic – composed for the Dalai Lama’s 1981 New York City visit and dramatic cathedral entrance; Ishi was the last American Indian of his Yahi-Yani tribe – he walked out of the northwest to Berkeley CA and was nurtured by anthropologists until his passing. Ishi’s Song is based on the 'Maidu Doctor’s Song', a medical healing piece adapted by Martin Bresnick. It reflects our basic sense that we are all the last of our own tribes; Little Room is a new creation by the young Australian composer William Gardiner (with my own adapted text) – it’s about identity – Irish immigration and the real self; Australian Brett Dean’s  Equality and Prayer indiginantly and respectively shout and pray cartoonist Michael Leunig’s words about the outrageous and the oddly-paired. Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis exposes Oscar Wilde’s 1895 inner anguish from a prison cell while doing time for being himself. And last, but not least, a household favorite wraps things up – Randy Newman’s enigmatic song of depressed-optimism I Think It’s Going To Rain Today. This program is close and personal, so please, let me play – from me to you.”

Described by the New York Times as ‘lustrous at the keyboard, and at once engaging and challenging”, pianist Lisa Moore has moved audiences across the globe with her powerful and sensitive performances. Lisa’s performances combine music and theatre with expressive and emotional power. Crowned “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano’ and ‘visionary’ in The New Yorker this Australian virtuoso has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists including the London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Bargemusic, ExhAust, Howl, So Percussion, Le Train Blue, Eighth Blackbird and the New York League of Composers.

Lisa moved to New York in 1985. From 1992-2008 she was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars – the New York electro-acoustic sextet and winner of Musical America’s 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. Lisa has released 7 solo recordings and over 30 collaborative recordings, with two new solo recordings soon to be released – Orange Mountain Music (solo music by Philip Glass) and Cantaloupe (solo music by Martin Bresnick, Phil Kline, John Luther Adams, Missy Mazzoli and Julia Wolfe).

Featured non-Australian music: Glass, Bresnick, Rzewski, Newman

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 9228 3711

Featured Australian Works

Equality : for solo piano with speaking part (2004) by Brett Dean
— performed by Lisa Moore
Prayer : for solo piano with speaking part (2005) by Brett Dean
— performed by Lisa Moore
 Little Room by William Gardiner — Australian premiere

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