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Homophonic! 2015!

Come on in!

Come on in!

Homophonic! is back for it’s 4th fabulous year! Now with even more exclamation marks!

We’re so excited to be back at the always amazing La Mama Courthouse, and back in the loving arms of the La Mama Theatre and the Midsumma Festival. 

Featuring music by:   Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Naima Fine, Jennifer Higdon, and a few surprises…

Instrumentalists: Miranda Hill, Ben Opie, Phoebe Green, Zachary Johnston, Paul Zabrowny, Laila Engle, Dan Richardson, Louisa Trewartha, Allison Wright, Rob Shirley, Chris Farrands, Matthew Horsely, Nat Grant.

Vocal ensemble: Steven Hodgson, Katherine Norman, Ben Owen, Matthew Lorenzon, Jenny Barnes, Scott Dundson, John Weretka.

Book tickets here! 27th and the 28th of January. 730 pm.

What else are you doing on a Tuesday and Wednesday night after a public holiday?

Photos! Homophonic!

Photos taken by the amazing Ali Hogg.

What a great show! Thanks to all our amazing performers, audience, composers, La Mama, the Early Music Studio, and all the queer pioneers, past and present, who have allowed us to be free to put on ridiculously fabulous shows like this, today.

Naima Fine

Naima Fine

Naima is a composer and an ecologist. She usually lives in the bush in NSW where she writes music and works on a turmeric and ginger farm.

Sometimes she plays flute, cello or bass in world music orchestras, activist street bands and punk rock groups. Her record collection includes Laurie Anderson, Bartok and Martika. She’s a 5th+ generation musician: her grandma Joanne Fine won a spot at the London Academy of Music alongside Joan Sutherland and Don Burrows, but she couldn’t take it up because they only allowed unmarried women to study there. Naima’s favourite instruments to write music on are old family pianos.

In 2017 Naima produced and composed for the Listening to Wom*n concert in Lismore Women’s Festival, and co-directed Orkeztar Lismoré. In 2015, she was Artist in Residence with collaborative duo Fine Fine Small Mountain in rural SW China, and was Music Director for the Women’s Circus 2010-2013. She publishes a regular local artist’s profile column in the Terania Times. Her music has been performed by 3 Shades Black, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde, the Women’s Circus, and The Committee; in places as far flung as Beijing, Auckland and Lismore. Naima has spent most of her life shifting uncomfortably between music and ecology: she’s been playing music for >35 years, doing activism and studying rainforests for >25 years, and writing music for >20 years. These days she’s developing a creative practice that encompasses it all.