Melbourne Fringe Festival, My Heart , Danaë Killian – piano

“Nights I wander the world’s city streets, looking for you and talking to you, my heart.”


Pianist Danaë Killian will show the world her cracked and shining heart next Michaelmas Night, in a solo performance inspired by German Expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schüler’s novel-in-letters Mein Herz. Rich in Australian and world premieres, My Heart is made of music by Danaë’s beloved composer friends, by herself, and by Lasker-Schüler’s contemporary Arnold Schoenberg, who once gave the poet money in a time of need. Lasker-Schüler’s Berlin of 1911 bleeds through Danaë Killian’s My Heart into our Melbourne, and in so doing invokes themes of night-wandering, soul-homelessness, and starry yearning.



Arnold Schoenberg – Drei Klavierstücke, Op. 11 (1910)

Howard Dillon – Mobius for solo piano (2012)

Christine McCombe – Asphyxed (1991)

Danaë Killian – My Prussian Blue Heart for pianist, tarot cards, and piano (2017)

Amelia Barden – The Seventh Centre (1992)

Colin McKellar – Birth Music (2006)

Gregers Brinch – Two Minds: Four Pieces for Solo Piano, Op. 73 (2004)

Evan Lawson – Sikkinis No. 3 (2015)


Date: Michaelmas, Friday 29 September 2017

Time: 7.30 p.m. (70 mins)

Venue: St Stephens’s Anglican Church, 360 Church St., Richmond 3122

Tickets: $36 full / $28 concession / $15 child / $28 group of four (each)

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