Making Conversation, Episode 12: Leah Blankendaal interviews Thea Zimpel

In this episode you’ll hear

Composer: Thea Zimpel

interviewed by: Leah Blankendaal

This conversation was recorded on the 30th of June, 2017, in the composers home in the inner suburbs of Canberra, ACT.

Show Notes

“I love to morph sounds. I love to play with what a sound can become. And I love the challenge of asking myself a question.”

This podcast is set in the quiet home of Thea Zimpel. A student of Larry Sitsky’s, Thea’s work is considered and intelligent, often bound by timbre and gesture. On an unseasonably warm winter’s day in Canberra, Leah Blankendaal visited Thea to discuss place, space, religion, and how she finds composing for free a liberating part of her practice.

Excerpts: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye excerpts: 5’43 total. Performed by Dominique Chaseling. Noli Mi Tangeri, 8’03 recorded by the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta

Music in this Episode

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
by Thea Zimpel
Performed by Dominique Chaseling

Noli Mi Tangeri
by Thea Zimpel
Performed by Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Leah Blankendaal
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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