WOMEN IN MUSIC
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WOMEN CELEBRATING WOMEN IN MUSIC AROUND THE GLOBE. SUPERB SOUNDS BY A STELLAR CAST OF FEMALE ARTISTS.
This Australian collective of fine female composer / performers brings audiences fresh programmes of genre-crossing music composed by its members, as well as an array of new music by diverse, talented female composers from Australia and abroad. LILITH NIGHT is equally at home in Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Free Improvisation, Electronic, World Music, Art Pop & Avant Garde mediums.
In 2020, LILITH NIGHT introduces an international network of women music makers. The collective has drawn on a wealth of fantastic talent in Australia, featuring musicians who are exceptionally adept at crossing genres, all equally known as outstanding all rounders.
2019 saw a recording for ABC Australia, an Artist Residency at prestigious Bundanon Trust, concerts as part of their Riversdale Music Series, as well as events for Soundstream Adelaide and The National Trust. Directed by Australian musician Maryanne Piper, LILITH NIGHT’S cross-genre programming has been enthusiastically received among audiences, including collaborations with Issie Barratt (UK), Tania Giannouli (Greece), Eve Beglarian (USA), Leah Blankendaal (SA), Katia Beaugeais (NSW), Keyna Wilkins (NSW), Nicole Murphy (QLD), Christina Fuchs (Germany), and compositions by Elena Kats-Chernin (NSW), Ann Southam (Canada), Elisabeth Kelvin (Australia/Austria), Cat Hope (VIC) among others. 2020 welcomes composer / performer Keyna Wilkins as a dynamic duo partner, while also featuring Rachel Drubetsky (Trumpet) and Sian Lindsay (Electronics). This duo plus two is bringing their own music to audiences, while highlighting female colleagues from multiple genres such as: Sunna Gunnlaugs (Iceland), Jenna Cave (NSW), Peggy Polias (NSW), Kirsten Milenko (Australia/ Denmark), Maren Lisac (Canada), Alice Chance (NSW), Loretta Palmeiro (NSW), Alexandra Evans (NSW), Miriama Young (New Zealand/VIC), Anna Clyne (UK/USA), Missy Mazzoli (USA), Jennifer Higdon (USA), Anna Thorvaldsdottir (Iceland), Julia Wolfe (USA), Trish Clowes (UK), Katrin Scherer (Germany), plus many more
Lilith Night began in 2018 with a chance meeting of two fine Australian musicians in Poland. Maryanne Piper (Australia / Germany) & Gabriella Smart (Adelaide) had both been involved in projects advocating women in music. Thus came about the idea of the original duo format: two women performing works by female composers, added to by Maryanne's experience across genres & in improvisation.
empowering music to dare to be equal, inclusive & accessible to all!
Lilith Night launches an annual series of events in 2021, featuring varied line-ups of women active in the international music scene today. Workshops & events foster adventurous thinking in younger audience members & offer developing female musicians opportunities to work alongside music mentors. Improvisation & composer/performer workshops with younger musicians in regional areas are on their way in Australia, plus an innovative concert series for children exploring many fabulous women figures of history & today through a unique show combining music, film & digital media.
2021/22 sees Lilith Night touring in Europe & Canada, as well as unique collaborative opportunities with several women composer/performers during international Artist Residencies. Details to follow later this year. Don't forget to check out our ongoing project The Pink Pages - an online database of women composer / performers from multiple genres active around the globe today. If you know someone who should be added, please send us your/their details via email.
We look forward to welcoming you to an event soon!
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