Finding Our Voice is proud to present comprehensive learning resources for each of the new works we have presented. Browse resources for each Finding Our Voice artist below.
Image: Sunny Kim Credit: Sung Hyun Sohn
Linda May Han Oh: Ephemeral Echoes
Bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh’s collaborative composition, Ephemeral Echoes, explores the transient nature of things – from the flickers of a firefly or the spectacle of the aurora borealis/australis, to planned obsolescence and objects designed to become obsolete like the iPhone or the incandescent light bulb.
Singer-songwriter Lior and composer Nigel Westlake join forces with Lou Bennett to create a tribute to the life and actions of Aboriginal activist William Cooper. An extension of Lior and Westlake’s first creation together, the song cycle Compassion, this work reflects a real-life story embodying the very virtue Compassion examined.
Lisa Illean is an Australian composer of acoustic and acousmatic music, based in the UK. Her music has been praised for “exquisite quietness” and “compelling stillness”. She has conceived a new work for strings, piano and electronics that reflects on an ongoing desire through human history for moments of kinship and tenderness that counter the immensity of the world we inhabit.
Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey & Jenny Hector: DarkQuiet
DarkQuiet is an architectural sound and light installation by artists Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Jenny Hector, created with the Australasian Dark Sky Alliance, Science Gallery Melbourne, and producer Erin Milne. It is designed for people to attune themselves to the nocturnal, navigating through a field calibrated to heighten our excitement for the subtle.
In her new work, MotherTongue, MotherLand, Sunny Kim has assembled a stellar cast of musicians: Helen Svoboda, Aviva Endean, Mindy Meng Wang and Gelareh Pour. At the heart of their work is a poetic response to motherhood referencing the artists' and their mothers' experiences of migration, longing, belonging, joy, and pain.
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What is Finding Our Voice?
Finding Our Voice is a project that supports and commissions new artworks and performances all around Australia, through producing live events and filming content that captures the creative process from conception through to performance.
Finding Our Voice is curated by Genevieve Lacey and supported by UKARIA, Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative – and the following individuals and foundations: Ulrike Klein AO, Berg Family Foundation, The Yulgilbar Foundation, The Aranday Foundation, Playking Foundation and Julie Kantor AO. Click here to discover the team behind Finding Our Voice.
Which artists are part of Finding Our Voice?
Finding Our Voice invites eight Australian artists to each create or collaborate on new music. The result is eight bold artworks that speak to contemporary Australia, and what contemporary Australian music-making can be. Click here to find out more about the works of Finding Our Voice.
Can I watch concerts live in person?
Yes, each Finding Our Voice artist presentation will take place as a live event at a venue somewhere in Australia. All events and links to buy tickets can be found here.
Which venues does Finding Our Voice work with to present live shows?
Finding Our Voice couldn’t happen without the generous support of our presenting partners and venues. Click here to discover our partners and read more.
What is the COVID-19 policy at Finding Our Voice events?
Visit the websites of our partner venues to find COVID-19 information for live events.
Where can I experience Finding Our Voice digitally?
Watch and hear Finding Our Voice performances, interviews and creative process documentaries here at findingourvoice.au and on the Finding Our Voice YouTube Channel.
Where can I access Finding Our Voice educational resources?
You can download information and activity packs for each new work supported by Finding Our Voice.Click here to access resources for the classroom and beyond.
What is Finding Our Voice’s commitment to accessibility?
Finding Our Voice is committed to working with accessible venues, and providing an accessible website and resources. Visit our accessibility page to find out more.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet and create, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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