C19 So Much Myself

  • May 7, 2023

    2.30pm - 3.40pm

  • Fairfax Theatre

    National Gallery of Australia

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $54.00

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Following the international success of Stalin’s Piano, Sonya Lifschitz and Robert Davidson have created a new audio-visual work that tells the stories of women who have shaped our culture, our societies, our world.

Including characters as diverse as Nina Simone, Marie Curie, Patti Smith, Dame Nellie Melba, Greta Thunberg, Aunty Delmae, Rachel Carson, Ethel Smyth, and Sonya’s own Ukrainian grandmother, Davidson’s collage of voices frames language as ritualised music. Grafted upon the speech rhythm and intonation of his subjects, Davidson’s virtuoso piano music is combined with archival footage and Sonya’s own speaking voice.

 

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Sonya Lifschitz, piano

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  • May 7, 2023

    2.30pm - 3.40pm

  • Fairfax Theatre

    National Gallery of Australia

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $54.00

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Artist Sonya Lifschitz

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Lifschitz was a life force of extraordinary density and capacity” Dr. Sonya Lifschitz is an accomplished Ukrainian-Australian pianist, educator, music researcher, arts advocate and collaborator of international repute, whose creative practice spans performance, curating, commissioning and presenting new work, directing cross-disciplinary and multi-media collaborations, and actively participating in current cultural debate and arts advocacy. A Fulbright Scholar, Sonya studied under the legendary pianist-conductor Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Music (John Hopkins University, USA). Currently, Sonya holds a Lecturer in Music Performance position at UNSW and has previously been a Lecturer in Performance (Piano) and pianist in the Ensemble-in-Residence at the ANU School of Music. Sonya is a regular presenter on ABC Classic FM radio.