Madame Lark

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) and Sonya Lifschitz (piano).

 

 

Photograph - Russell Stokes

Photo - Awesome Festival of the Arts - Perth


Some past events...

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 been the host for The Clore Ballroom events, as part of Southbank Centre's IMAGINE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL (2013 and 2014) in London. She has performed as part of Perth's Awesome Festival of the Arts and QPAC's Out of The Box, Scotland's Imaginate, City Recital Hall's birthday celebration for Elena Kats-Chernin, and Bush Fire Relief Fundraiser. She has performed Peter & The Wolf with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as part of Ten Days on the Island. In 2021 Madame Lark has collaborated with Sonya Lifchitz in creating and hosting Clothing Music (Now You Hear Her Festival) and Snakes & Ladders, Cobra & Lark (UNSW New Music Collective).

 

 

Pictured in red as part of Coolum Kite Festival 2005. (Courtesy Noel Mooney)

 

Madame Lark visits an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) after her performance in the main hall.
Madame Lark visits an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) after her performance in the main hall.

For Madame Lark current touring please visit the On Tour link. See Gallery for more photos...