Maree Clarke and cultural pride

Anna Liebzeit
2012; printed 2018 Maree Clarke

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/141264/

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.

Stars called our name

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