On the Couch with Josephine Lange

Josephine Lange Arts Review On the CouchWho is Josephine Lange?
I’m a sound artist and a performance maker. I’m interested in the intersection between music and story.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’d produce more work more often. I have a fantastic ability to procrastinate. I’d collect more stories, the ordinary life is so often not at all ordinary. People are fascinating to me.

Who inspires you and why?
There are a bunch of artists from Iceland that make beautiful music – Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm are two of my favourites. People in general – crazy things that we are.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Tell stories, mine, yours. It’s the social glue keeps us sane(ish).

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Trentham for the family ritual of eating too much at Red Beard Bakery and walking the beautiful tree-lined streets. NZ for home and reconnecting with family. Hobart for food and MONA.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
The beach, because when you’re 20 minutes from the Southern Ocean why wouldn’t you?

What are you currently reading?
The script for Kate Hunter’s show Earshot.

What are you currently listening to?
Working on Earshot makes me acutely aware of the extraordinary held within ordinary conversations, so I find myself listening to what people say with different ears.

Happiness is?
Laughing with Kate and Jem in rehearsals. I love the levity Kate brings to her work while being incredible professional at the same time. Makes a long day good.

What does the future hold for you?
More sound, more laughing, more stories.

Driven by theatre-maker Kate Hunter’s lifetime obsession of eavesdropping on the private conversations of complete strangers, Earshot will be presented at fortyfivedownstairs: 29 November – 3 December 2017. For more information, visit: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com for details.

Image: Josephine Lange (supplied)