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'Learning to Listen' - Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address with Genevieve Lacey

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Genevieve Lacey, Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address, New Music Network, NMN
"Musicians are sound makers. But that's only half the story: a great musician is also a consummate listener. Being deeply attentive, hearing complexity, and noticing subtlety are not just professional music practices, but tenets for living. Learning to listen has radical potential."

Genevieve Lacey's CV as a recorder virtuoso and soloist is pretty impressive. Recently she performed with Paul Kelly, James Ledger and the ANAM Orchestra on Conversations with Ghosts, a beautiful collection of songs based around the poems by Les Murray, W.B Yeats, Judith Wright, Lord Alfred Tennyson and others. She's won an ARIA and a Helpmann and lived in Switzerland and composed and recorded a stack.

This year she giving the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address, which since 1999 has been a platform for the sharing of ideas around the contemporary practice of music-making. The title for Genevieve's address is Learning to Listen.

"I'm hoping to talk about listening as a way of being generous. I'll definitely touch on listening to silence and spaces, but perhaps even more - listening to possibilities. Not to mention listening to one another!"

Threaded throughout Genevieve's talk will be a series of one-minute miniatures, like chapter headings, written especially for the address by Lou Bennett, Elena Kats-Chernin, Andrea Keller, James Ledger and John Rodgers.

The Address will be in Sydney on Monday, 25 November and in Melbourne on Wednesday, 27 November 2013. It's free, but you'll need to book, either on 0411 606 077 or by emailing the New Music Network
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Why? Making Music and Making a Life
When: SYD: 25 Nov 7pm / MELB: 27 Nov 7.30pm
Phone: 0411 606 077
Where: SYD: Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
MELB: Deakin Edge, Fed Square
Cost: Free
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