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Invisibility : cello solo

by Liza Lim (2009)

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Performance by Séverine Ballon from the CD Transference



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Transference / Elision Ensemble.

Library shelf no. CD 2151 [Available for loan]



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Invisibility : for 'cello with two bows / Liza Lim.

Library shelf no. Q 787.4/LIM 1 [On loan]

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Cello with two bows.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Séverine Ballon

Commission note: Commissioned by Ian Potter Cultural Trust.. Written as part of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fellowship

First performance: by Elision Ensemble, Manuel Nawri at ELISION (St Paul's Hall (Huddersfield)) on 26 Nov 2009


Article: Staging an Aesthetics of Presence
Liza Lim discusses shimmer and time.

Article: ELISION: transference — Liza Lim
by Jennie Gottschalk
Liza Lim in an interview about shimmer.

Resonate article: Liza Lim's Tree of Codes and the ephemerality of life by Anni Heino

Kit: The music of Liza Lim / music resource kit by Kim Waldock.


Liza Lim's "Invisibility", part 1
Liza Lim's "Invisibility", part 2
Invisibility by Liza Lim

Performances of this work

12 Dec 2021: at Dots+Loops' NONSTOP 2021 (Newstead Brewery Co.).

24 Jul 2021: at Liza Lim Portrait Concert (City Workshop). Featuring Katherine Philp.

14 Apr 2021: at ELISION - Vinča (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Hanson Dyer Hall). Featuring Freya Schack-Arnott.

10 Oct 2018: at Invisibility (Holywell Music Room (Oxford, UK)). Featuring Coral Lancaster.

9 Sep 2017: at She Speaks: Voice of Home (National Gallery of Victoria - The Ian Potter Centre). Featuring Gemma Tomlinson.

5 Sep 2014: at Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Various venues in Bendigo, Victoria). Featuring Judith Hamann.

24 Oct 2011: at Elision Berlin Program (Villa Elisabeth, Berlin). Featuring Séverine Ballon.

26 Sep 2011: at Atticus (Northcote Uniting Church). Featuring Judith Hamann.

15 Jul 2011: at Elision Ensemble (St Andrew Holborn). Featuring Elision Ensemble.

18 Mar 11: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music , Singapore. Featuring Séverine Ballon, Elision Ensemble.

18 Mar 2011: at Elision on the Edge (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music).

8 Feb 2010: at ELISION: Invisibility (Hall 2, Kings Place).

26 Nov 2009: at ELISION (St Paul's Hall (Huddersfield)). Featuring Manuel Nawri, Elision Ensemble.

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