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Noemi Liba Friedman : Associate Artist


Photo of Noemi Liba Friedman

Photo: Sven Lindahl

Artist website: http://noemiliba.com/

Noemi Liba Friedman's approach to composition is linguistic, textural, emotionally dynamic, multi-faceted and often multi-media, reflecting her cross-continental background and a double degree in Philosophy and Literature. She creates an original, specifically-built musical language and palette for each of her works, seeking to interrogate what is silent, what is quiet, what lies beneath the surface and what is overwhelmingly present.

Noemi does not so much wear­ many artistic hats, but rather a multi-faceted one; composer and arranger, creator of electronic music, electro-acoustic sound and visual designer, painter, jazz trained vocal performer, music producer and educator. Her music crosses mediums and cultures, genres and musics of the world.

Noemi has had works premiered at the Klangwerkstatt Festival für Neue Music in Berlin, the Camino Contro Corrente New Music Festival near Venice, Italy, at the Brooklyn Art Museum, the United Nations in New York, the Kennedy Center In Washington DC, the Lewis Arts Complex at Princeton University (by Sõ Percussion at their Summer Institute) and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (by the Argonaut String Quartet).

As a solo vocalist, she has performed with John Zorn's Mycale, collaborated/performed with Biennale Artist Heri Dono, and collaborated/performed with Nimrod Weiss of Eness.

She has recorded 2 original vocal recordings, Freefall and See, Saw, with musicians including Dave Beck, the Silo Quartet, Peter Knight, Adam Simmons and Allan Zavod in Melbourne, Kim Sopata, Jaimie Branch, Jeb Bishop, Matthew Agnew and Oana Tatu in Chicago and Mark Helias and Nasheet Waits in New York, which she then toured in Australia and the USA.

Completing her Bachelor of Music Composition (Hons), at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Monash University, Noemi has been the recipient of the Florence Bradford Scholarship for excellence, the Ernst Morawetz Prize for Ethnomusicology and Musicology and two consecutive awards for excellence in Chief Studies.

She is currently writing solo works for Paula Rae of Elision, guitarist Alex Tsiboulski, bassoonist James Alward (Netherlands) and a Viola Quartet for Violist Ralph Farris (New York).


Noemi Liba Friedman — current to February 2020