Run for Your Life (excerpt) is an emotional and embodied call to survival, bringing to mind colonial atrocities such as deaths in custody and cultural genocide. Performed at Bar Open, Melbourne, March 2022. Backing music was composed using cello and electronic beats. Live performance bowed electric guitar and voice. Pictures: F. Rizzo
Memories of the wonderful Kirk Page and I, in these pictures by Deryk McAlpin. Also showing projections of my ‘Dream House’ video. Hunter (My lover’s bones) – Dir. Margaret Harvey. Written by Cameron Costello.
As a composer, I understand time as a series of sound movements, often with a feeling attached. When Maree came to my house to allow me to experience the Copi work, a ritual for mourning, my body responded the same as when I’m in the depths of musical improvisation. A dissolving of the ego, a feeling of total freedom, and a profound sense of connection. The power of art is in ritual, the power is in process.
Fortunate Child by Anna Liebzeit, 2010
Floating Man by Anna Liebzeit, 2014
There are various versions of this poem to music, from distorted guitar, to acoustic, and this light electric – all housed in my dodgy phone recording folder, awaiting a studio uplifting… so folks it’s just this for now. Words and music by Anna Liebzeit
Painting by Timoleon, 2021
Here’s two tracks from the gig recorded May 8, 2021
Pic: Xavier Davis