She has a musical-saw and a zeal for the many and varied voices of birds. Madame Lark offers her own vocal interpretations of the things around her... Along with her particular interest in hair, drawings, shapes and pedestrian elements of society, she gives an affectionate nod to the chatter and warblings of the air dwellers with surprisingly accurate Australian bird-calls.
Madame Lark has performed with many solo musicians such as Trent Arkley-Smith (cello), John Rodgers (violin), Lorne Gerlach (tuba and sousaphone); Jo Lack (violin); Michele Watt (tuba and sousaphone), Bevil Long (Annie Lee - keys), Peter Nelson (DJ & keys), Sally Campbell (violin) and Gareth Skinner (cello).
Photograph - Russell Stokes
Madame Lark in the Park (Come Out Festival for Children - Adelaide); The Bird and The Tuba (Capital E Festival - Wellington NZ); A Company Of Strangers (Strut n Fret - Adelaide Fringe and Brisbane Festival); QPAC and Sydney Opera House events; Women in Voice; Yonder (with DJ Peter Nelson); Women In Voice; The Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art (GoMA) Surrealist Exhibition performance series with cellist Gareth Skinner; and Madame Lark has most recently been the host for The Clore Ballroom events, as part of Southbank Centre's IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL (2013 and 2014) in London.
Pictured in red as part of Coolum Kite Festival 2005. (Courtesy Noel Mooney)
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