On the Couch with Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey AAR On the CouchWho is Genevieve Lacey?
Musician, reader, gardener, runner.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Very little – it’s a privilege to make a life around your passions.

Who inspires you and why?
My Indigenous colleagues and friends, who show me radically beautiful ways of understanding life and art.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Continue to make cross-cultural arts project that embrace diversity and create places for us to discover what we have in common.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Somewhere quiet, in the bush, by the sea. Peace, beauty, time to unwind.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Melbourne Botanic Gardens, followed by the Australian collection in NGV Fed Square. My favourite places, and a great snapshot of Melbourne and Australia.

What are you currently reading?
Chloe Hooper’s The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire, Paul Kildea’s Chopin’s Piano: In Search of the Instrument that Transformed Music.

What are you currently listening to?
Ancient Chinese music played by my beautiful colleagues from Beijing, Jun Tian Fang, in final rehearsals for One Infinity at Melbourne Festival.

Happiness is?
Sharing a meal and stories with beloved people.

What does the future hold for you?
Impossible to predict – I could never have imagined my life to date!

Genevieve is the Co-Composer of One Infinity – which will be presented in the Merlyn Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival from 12 October 2018. For more information, visit: www.festival.melbourne for details.

Image: Genevieve Lacey (supplied)

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