Pre-show music

Making music for theatre

I’d like to share some of the pre-show music recently made for Heart is a Wasteland. The steeliness and beauty of the slide guitar reflects the play in many ways, in particular the relationship between the characters.

The length and repetitious nature of this piece is because of the context as pre-show music.


Ursula Yovich and Aaron Pedersen rehearsing for Heart is a Wasteland, June 2017.


Evolution (My Lover’s Bones)

An Aboriginal man stumbles down a city laneway, pursued by an ancient, malevolent force. As he runs, he can feel the creature’s eyes burning through him – but is he fleeing from the fiend itself, or from the monster he fears he might become? Brown Cab Productions

This visceral theatre piece is an adaptation of a text by Cameron Costello developed by director Margaret Harvey. The creative team looked between the spaces of the word object on the paper to find a truely felt piece of psychological horror, utilising the combined elements of lighting, sound, voice, video and performance.

The use of electronic sound to convincingly portray vast natural landscapes is inspired and otherworldly when permeated with the sound of a human voice.  Suzanne Sandow

Kirk Page and Anna Liebzeit, 2012

Kirk Page and Anna Liebzeit, Hunted – Creative Development Stage One presentation: Jan 2013, Footscray Community Arts Centre.


Photo by Deryck McAlpin