LISA LERKENFELDT
ABOUT                         INFORMATION
                    ︎       ︎       ︎            
AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER AND ARTIST
BASED IN NAARM (MELBOURNE), AUSTRALIA.



INSTAGRAM @LISALERKENFELDT



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MUSIC AND EDITIONS AVAILABLE
FROM ARTIST SHOP



LISA LIVES AND WORKS ON THE
UNCEDED LANDS OF THE WURUDJERI
PEOPLE OF THE EASTERN KULIN NATION.
SHE ACKNOWLEDGES AND EXTENDS
RESPECTS TO THE TRADITIONAL OWNERS 
AND ALL FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE.
ALWAYS WAS ALWAYS WILL BE.




Lisa Lerkenfeldt is an Australian composer and artist. She explores minimalist structures with stillness and intensity. Her imaginative process is poetic and precise; distilling new registers in the field of consciousness through electroacoustic composition, like a torchlight in the dark.


Alongside classical instrumentation, she augments abandoned technologies into new hybrid forms through handcraft, digitisation and experimental digital processing. Flickering piano, tape systems, and their spatialised distortions unfold in repetitive motifs. Multilayered acoustic refractions invite perceptual shifts over durational encounters.


Drawing from lineages of musique concrète, American minimalism and modern music, she seeks out altered tonalities with contemporary resonance and the beauty of restraint. Her trance-like attention to detail and explorations in harmonics, timbre and improvisation inform a diary-like intimacy.


Gently balancing feedback, modern classical instrumentation, and multi-player arrangement, she has performed her extended works with hybrid ensembles, augmented reality specialists, and in collaboration with visual artists and filmmakers. Concerned with disruptions in form, her work presents as music, film, installation, audio visual performance, and electroacoustic atmospheres.


Her debut LP Collagen was released on Shelter Press in 2020. In 2021 her EP A Liquor Of Daisies premiered at Melbourne Music Week, alongside its reissue. With Water Up To Her Knees—a new electroacoustic work and film—premieres at The Substation on 24–25 November 2022


NEWS

2022    LISA IS AN ARTIST IN DEVELOPMENT AT CONTEMPORARY ELECTRONIC ARTS CENTRE, THE SUBSTATION, AUSTRALIA. WITH WATER UP TO HER KNEES, A NEW ELECTROACOUSTIC WORK AND FILM PREMIERES AT THE VENUE ON NOVEMBER 24 - 25.



FORTHCOMING

30.10.22    A LIQUOR OF DAISIES (AR Show with Stephanie Overs), LIVEWORKS: FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ART, PERFORMANCE SPACE, SYDNEY

24.11.22    WITH WATER UP TO HER KNEES (Premiere with Tristan Jalleh), THE SUBSTATION, MELBOURNE

25.11.22    WITH WATER UP TO HER KNEES (Hybrid Ensemble), THE SUBSTATION, MELBOURNE



COLLABORATORS, CLIENTS & PUBLISHERS

SHELTER PRESS / ROOM40 / DAISART / VIENNA PRESS / 
THE SUBSTATION / TRISTAN JALLEH / STEPHANIE OVERS / 
MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK / MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK / 
GRACE ANDERSON / TRAIANOS PAKIOUFAKIS / MPAVILION / 
CREATIVE VICTORIA / CITY OF MELBOURNE / THE NATIONAL TRUST / 



DISCOGRAPHY

SOLO
  
COLLAGEN (LP, Album, Scorebook), SHELTER PRESS 2020
A LIQUOR OF DAISIES (CS/DL, Album), SHELTER PRESS 2020
A GARDEN DISSOLVES INTO BLACK SILK (CS/DL, Album), ARCHAIC VAULTS, 2020
THE SPEED OF IMAGES (CS, Album), AUGHT VOID 2019
29 DEGRESS (Digital, Album), LONGFORM EDITIONS 2019
GLASS BRAID (2CS, Album), VIENNA PRESS 2017

SELECTED GROUP

A DECLARATION (2CS, comp), VIENNA PRESS X VAAGNER 2019
THE WHITE MADONNA (3CS, comp), VIENNA PRESS 2018
THE YELLOW BOOK (CS, comp), VIENNA PRESS 2017
PERFUME (CS, Album), PARADISE DAILY 2017
SELECTED PERFORMANCES

THE SUBSTATION, MELBOURNE 2022 (FORTHCOMING)
PERFORMANCE SPACE, SYDNEY 2022
INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART, BRISBANE 2022 
DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY, SYDNEY 2022
MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK, MELBOURNE 2021
OK LÀ, MONTREAL 2021 (ONLINE)
GREY AREA, SAN FRANCISCO 2021 (ONLINE)
BUS PROJECTS, MELBOURNE 2020 (ONLINE)
IAN POTTER MUSEUM OF ART, MELBOURNE 2019 (GARDEN)
WESTSPACE, MELBOURNE 2019
MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK, MELBOURNE 2017
THE ARTS CENTRE, MELBOURNE 2017
GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY, MELBOURNE 2017
MAKE IT UP CLUB, MELBOURNE 2017



CURATORIAL

LITERARY NOISE, MPAVILION, MELBOURNE 2016
POETRY & NOISE, WESTSPACE, MELBOURNE 2016



PRESS

ART GUIDE, ARTIST FEATURE
OBJECTS AND SOUNDS, ARTIST FEATURE
BOOMKAT, ALBUM OF THE WEEK
SELF CENTERED, COLLAGEN REVIEW
DISCLAIMER, COLLAGEN FEATURE



MIXES

C MINUS / MITAMINE LAB / L’AFFINITE DES SOLS / MELBOURNE MUSIC WEEK / MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK