About author : MERIDAN Lissa
Lissa Meridan (b.1972) is Director of the Lilburn Electroacoustic Music Studios and Programme Leader in Sonic Arts at the New Zealand School of Music, (Victoria University Campus) Wellington.
She has written and performed works for a wide range of media including orchestra, chamber groups, gallery installations, music for dance, interactive performances including historic electronic instruments and soundtracks for film.
She has a particular interest in early film, and the relationships that can be created between sound and image, in particular with the addition of a live performer. Her recent work includes collaborations with the New Zealand Film Archive, Airplane Studios, the New Zealand String Quartet, and her new piece for orchestra, ‘This Present Brightness’, is a finalist for the NZSO Lilburn Prize 2006, and was recorded by the NZ Symphony Orchestra in May and subsequently broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert.
Current projects include commissioned works for the Viola Congress in Montreal, Festival Synthese in France, and a collaborative project between the NZ Film Archive and CCMIX in Paris to compose and perform soundtracks to a collection of 14 historic French films at the MusiPoesi Festival in Paris 2007.
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