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 ...