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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 music has been described as 'viscerally, timbrally unique and organically fused together to feel like a complete, breathing entity', 'deeply sensed musical narratives' and 'mesmerising and intricate,' and 'potent, evocative'.

A composer, arranger, creator of electronic music, electro-acoustic, sound and visual design, a jazz-trained vocalist, music producer and educator, her approach to composition is multi-dimensional and often multi-disciplinary. She creates original, musical languages and palettes for many of her works, seeking to access what is silent, what lies beneath the surface and what is overwhelmingly present.

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 and the art gallery at Princeton University and at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

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 also produced and toured 3 original recordings as a vocalist, songwriter and band leader, featuring 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.

Noemi has completed a Masters of Music Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and has also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Philosophy and Literature.

She has been the recipient of the Florence Bradford Scholarship, the Cassidy Bequest Scholarship and the Catherine Mary Sullivan Scholarship (all for excellence in composition) and the Ernst Morawetz Prize for Ethnomusicology and Musicology.

Noemi Liba Friedman — current to October 2022

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Phosphorescence : for viola quartet (2022) This work was written for New York-based Violist Ralph Farris and funded by an Australian Performance Rights Association (APRA AMCOS) grant.
Digital sheet music sample I should like to speak : for solo amplified flute (2021) This work was written for Paula Rae.
Digital sheet music sample The Eleventh Partial : for solo horn (2021) Commissioned by The ANAM Set, Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Digital sheet music sample Pluvio Files (1) : for recorded bassoon sextet and fixed visual media (2021) Commissioned by James Aylward, Netherlands. The writing of this work was also supported by the Cassidy Bequest Scholarship for excellence in Composition
Digital sheet music sample Pluvio Files (2) : for any solo, duo or trio of most instrumentation, with fixed audio/visual media (2021) Commissioned by James Aylward
Digital sheet music sample Vessels : for orchestra, part 1 (2021) Commissioned for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.