Thursday 16th March 7:30pm
Bridgewater Arts Centre
407 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater SA.
“Lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly Kora (West African harp) playful strings and dreamy harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street.“ – The Guardian December 2021
Miriam Lieberman’s music, accompanied by Lara Goodridge on vioin, presents themes of love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss and the power of imagination. The music is coloured by Miriam’s transformational time studying in Latin America & West Africa that have left an imprint on her musical style though contemporary in its tone. Featuring feathery-soft strings that evoke hauntingly beautiful memories, Miriam’s music is a mesmerising ride that vibes Kate Bush, but also sounds completely modern – if you’re not swaying are you even listening?
Not since Deborah Conway crooned “it’s only the beginning” has an Australian singer made optimism sound so dizzyingly effortless. In a year that was short on both hope and travel, Miriam Lieberman’s sixth album is a sonic reminder that the world keeps turning – all lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly kora (West African harp), playful strings and dreamy three-part harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street. Children come into the world (Song for Lior – a heart-melting lullaby to her newborn son), others face their final chapter (the title track Just Transforming) and the open road beckons (the exultant Last Night). – Janine IsraelReview of ‘Just Transforming’ – Miriam’s 2021 album, from The Guardian:
Join us in the intimate, newly renovated concert space of Bridgewater Arts Centre.