Naima Fine

Naima Fine

Naima Fine Fine studied composition at Qld Conservatorium and has an Honours degree in ecology. She’s a 5th+ generation musician: her grandma Joanne Fine was accepted to the London Academy of Music alongside Joan Sutherland and Don Burrows, but couldn’t take it up because they didn’t let married women study there. Naima’s favourite instruments to write music on are old family pianos.

Naima’s creative practice embraces composition, ecology, and activism. She works across artforms, explores multi-media processes and outcomes, collaborates on performing arts projects – especially circus and theatre, and occasionally produces her own concerts.

Naima has a work being premiered in L.A. straight after Homophonic! 2019 and is doing sound design for Sydney Mardi Gras’s upcoming sold-out theatre production, The Bed Party.

She recently finished Tilde New Music Festival’s inaugural residency and a Screenworks/APRA screen composing mentorship, and has a work being published in Routledge Press’s The Digital Score: Musicianship, Creativity, and Innovation. In 2018 her work won Open Circuit Interactive Traces concert Audience Favourite Award (U.K.).

Naima’s music has been performed and exhibited in shows, concerts and festivals across Australia, New Zealand, The U.K., China, and the U.S., including at Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Midsumma Festival, Moreland Summer Art Exhibition, Auckland Fringe Festival, Liverpool UK’s Open Circuit Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras.

Naima lives on sovereign Kulin nations land in so-called “Melbourne”. She loves queer feminist sci-fi novels, queercore punk, bicycling, and playing in Riff Raff Radical Marching Band.