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Helen Davey: portrait

My performing arts career began in 1981. Here's a summary:

In the distant past...

During 80s and 90s I performed on Melbourne's live music circuit averaging 180-200 gigs a year. From 30s & 40s jazz standards and my original songs, I moved into world-folk, a-cappella, and improvisational music styles. Completing a Bachelor of Education (music) in 1991, I went on to co-write, produce, direct and compose for large scale musical-theatre productions for children from 1992-2004. 

After releasing my debut CD  From Another Room (2007), I relocated to Switzerland to tour with Dodo Hug and worked for several years as a resident musician for Zuerich's "Playback Theatre Bumerang".

Recent and current work... 

- Ongoing "Salon Series" (2010-current): live Sound-Paintings with text, visual, movement and theatre artists: Joanne Davis, Kristin Diemer, Ngaere Guyatt, Linnet Hunter, Terry Jaensch, Cate Kennedy, Rebecca Lister, Jane Osborne, Mark Payne, Petrus Spronk, Anne E Stewart...

- Release of four more CDs:

Carvings (2011)
Translations (2013)
March Equinox Album (2014)
June Solstice Album (2014)

- Toured in Australia and Switzerland with
Helen Davey Trio (2008-2013)  
-  Launched my weekly online cross-arts Project  52 sound-paintings  
Devised original repertoire and toured with Ruth Bieri in the duo, Fleur de Sel (2014-2017)
Musician with Zürich based Playback-Theater Ensembles Die Naerrischen Alten  and Sapperlot

To deepen my cross arts, improv and performance experience, I have trained with a variety of arts practioners over the past decade in voice, theatre, movement, visual and performing arts: Lisa Call, Ian David, Mike Evoy, Jonathan Fox, Karin Gisler, Andrew Gray, Hilde Knottenbelt, Eva Marlin, Cynthia Morris, Sermsah Bin Saad, Peter Wanzenried,  Brian White, Al Wunder, Fra Zella