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Event Archive - Lisa Gerrard

Tue. May 22nd 2007 The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation
on sale 3/9 @ 10am

Once best known for her haunting work with Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard has gone on to establish herself as a solo artist supreme with award-winning movie soundtracks and a series of acclaimed solo and collaborative albums.

Lisa formed Dead Can Dance with fellow Australian Brendan Perry after launching her career with early 1980s performances at various pubs and clubs around Melbourne, Australia. Over nine albums between 1984 and 1995, the band created music that was never easily categorized, drawing on influences as varied as medieval chants, folk ballads, baroque stylings, Celtic flavours and electronic synth and sample technology. Despite resisting easy pigeonholing, or perhaps because of it, the band inspired a large following all over the world. In 1995 Lisa, accompanied by the Victoria Philharmonic Orchestra, released her first solo album, The Mirror Pool. Director Michael Mann was so impressed that he included some of the tracks on the soundtrack to his movie Heat. Duality, her second album, followed in 1998 and delved into Middle Eastern and North African percussion and vocal styles. This time, Mann tapped Lisa and her collaborator Pieter Bourke to write new music for his film The Insider. Her third album, the moody Immortal Memory, explored themes of spiritual devotion. She has also scored or contributed to the soundtracks to the movies Ali, Whale Rider, Mission Impossible 2, Black Hawk Down, Man on Fire, Layer Cake, and more. She has received Golden Globe nominations for The Insider and Ali, Grammy and Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe award for the Gladiator score and four international awards for Whale Rider. The subject of a recent documentary called Sanctuary: Lisa Gerrard, she recently released her fourth album, The Silver Tree. A truly solo work, it’s more epic and expansive than anything she’s done before. Truly a unique and powerful talent, Lisa Gerrard is not to be missed.


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