On the Couch with Natasha Moszenin

Natasha Moszenin oncWho is Natasha Moszenin?
I am a Melbourne-based composer, director, insomniac and meditator. I enjoy walking by the ocean and aromatherapy.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
In life, I would rest more, and have more fun.

Who inspires you and why?
Robert Wilson – US theatre director, because he is an innovator, and thinks beyond the conventional. Diana Krall – US jazz pianist and singer, because she is a fantastic role model for me, as I love jazz piano. Richard Tognetti – leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, because he is passionate about artistry and communicating through music.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Encourage everyone to meditate every day, thereby reducing their stress levels, and hopefully developing compassion for themselves, for others, and for the planet.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Magnetic Island in Qld. There is a bay called Geoffrey Bay, which has a walkway across it, and you can see the panorama of the Pacific Ocean. To my mind, this is the most beautiful view I have seen.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I would take them to either Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club, or the Paris Cat Jazz Club. Because they are fantastic venues to hear great jazz. Also a walk along the Southgate promenade at night, to see the fire display outside Crown.

What are you currently reading?
I’m re-reading How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton.

What are you currently listening to?
My sound designs for The Insomnia Project, as I need to work on them nearly every day.

Happiness is?
A warm day with sunshine and beautiful music.

What does the future hold for you?
I am aiming to build a future by focussing on what I need today : music, meditation, and good relationships with friends, family and colleagues.

Natasha Moszenin is a graduate of NIDA and AFTRS and has been composing music for theatre for more than 20 years. Since 2007 she has collaborated with well-known Melbourne independent theatre makers, including Company White Wolf, Nancy Sposato, Noel Anderson and Mockingbird Theatre.

Recently, Natasha worked on the sound design for Mein Kampf, her third project for La Mama; having previously worked on Landscape Dreaming and Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes of Fame – both for the Midsumma Festival.

Since 2006, she has also been creating soundtracks for short films. These include Break (2010) and Everybody’s Children (2011) for Swinburne Film and TV graduating students. Natasha is currently writing material for her debut CD, to be released later this year.

Natasha is currently writing, directing and producing a new music/theatre work entitled The Insomnia Project, which will be performed at Richmond’s Gallery 314 for a limited season from 28 October 2014. For more information, visit: www.natashamoszenin.com/the-insomnia-project for details.

Image: Natasha Moszenin

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