Spotted: Lihla – Skeleton woman

Spotted: Lihla – Skeleton woman

Today I’m introducing you to Australian born composer and pianist Lihla, now basen in Berlin, Germany. Lihla is a classically trained cellist and pianist, and has done lots of work for theater (contemporary circus and dance theatre).

The track Skeleton woman is tasken from the EP Null which was released in the beginning of July 2019.

This EP is a collection is neo-classical pieces that were featured in soundtracks for stage. I realised that I had been composing so much music that was only ever heard within the walls of the theatre. I never recorded any of the live pieces, so when the shows were over, so was the life of the music. This is my way of keeping these stories alive. 

Tell us something about your track Skeleton woman!
I like to create little sonic wombs of sound effect and sound scape for really lush melodies. Like an audio magic realist story. I like to play with intricate shifting layers of harmony. Cello had always been my main voice, but I’ve been finding an nostalgic comfort with my piano voice over the last few years – it actually was my first instrument (all those thirty something years ago!)
The skeleton woman is an inuit tale, retold by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. It’s a tale of healing through compassion – for the self, for others, and for the cyclic nature of life and love. 

Thank you for sharing this with us Lihla!

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