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ALISHA REDMOND – composer and pianist

Alisha Redmond is a swiftly emerging composer known for producing expressive, ethereal works that are largely influenced by her background in classical piano. Having composed scores for theatre and film, Alisha is passionate about working in close collaboration with directors and writers to help shape their ideas.

 

In 2015, Alisha received the JMC Academy Martini Award for Best Musical Score for Knights of the Old Republic: Rescue Mission, a short film that was selected for the Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival in 2018. Alisha has also accrued extensive contemporary and jazz vocal training. She provided vocals and wrote the score for the short film So Your Kid’s A Homo in 2016, selected for the Queen City Film Festival in Cumberland, USA. Alisha has managed to achieve this level of professionalism and diversity in her musical practice despite the difficulties she experiences associated with Meniere's disease, particularly tinnitus and partial deafness.

 

Alisha’s music has been used in Melbourne and internationally for various promotional videos of independent theatre productions.  

 

Currently, Alisha is exploring her compositional voice through a body of work inspired by the lush bushland surrounding her home in Seaview, Victoria. Completing a double Bachelor in Music (Classical Piano) and Performing Arts (Drama) at Monash University in 2012, Alisha currently teaches Drama, Composition and Piano both privately and at St. Paul’s Anglican Grammar School of Warragul, Victoria.

Alisha Redmond sitting at a piano
Piera Dennerstein in a green gown

PIERA DENNERSTEIN - soprano

 

Piera’s performing career has burst out of lockdown as she commences a nation-wide tour of Dance Hall with Finucane and Smith. So far in 2022, she has also portrayed the Voice of God in the world premiere of The Destroyer and made her Bendigo Chamber Music Festival debut, stepping in to sing the soprano solo in Bach’s Lutheran Mass BWV233 with less than 24 hours notice.

 

Despite living in the most locked-down city in the world, in 2021 Piera joined the roster of Artist Bookings Agency and became a member of the Victorian Opera Chorus. She also joined the legendary Finucane & Smith in their triumphant return to the stage at Luna Park, Melbourne and formalised her cross-over status with Jazz and Blues solo shows as part of Midsumma Festival and at the prestigious Clocktower Centre. Piera also delved into her love of art song with a solo recital for national institution Art Song Canberra.

GRAZIA MARIN – lyricist and artist

Grazia Marin was born in Italy and came to Australia as a post-war refugee. She has had a long career in the arts and creative industries. She is a visual artist, art tutor, creative writer and producer. Her qualifications include visual art, education, workplace training and assessment and psychology. She was a founding committee member of the Western Region Arts Network (WRAN). Currently she is a member of the Contemporary Art Society and the Pyrenees Arts Council. She is the art program co-ordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and previously volunteered at Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy.

 

Grazia’s artistic practice is influenced by her social consciousness. The subject matter she addresses includes anti-war, anti-fascist ideas and the experiences of women.  She uses a variety of mediums and styles. Her creative writing consists of fiction for adults and children, poems and songs. Her technical published works are in the areas of psychology and health and she has had poems published in an online literary magazine. Regermination represents the broadening of Grazia's practice to incorporate verbalisation of the visual in her written portrayal of our beautiful country.

Grazia Marin in her studio with a notebook and pen