Helen Davey has had a career as a musician, playwright and song-writer in poetic world/folk, jazz & experimental genres. Her passion is "sound-painting" where she creates music in response to other art forms.
Artistic highlighs over four decades
In the distant past...
- performed on Melbourne's live music circuit averaging 180-200 gigs a year (1981-1994).
- developed and played repertoire as a soloist and ensemble member in 30s & 40s jazz standards, original works, world-folk, a-cappella styles.
- co-writing, producing directing and composing for large scale musical-theatre productions (1992-2004).
- released debut CD for solo piano From Another Room (2007),
- relocated to Switzerland to tour with Dodo Hug (2007-2008)
- resident musician at Zuerich's Playback Theatre Bumerang (2008-2013).
- deepened improv work with free and experimental projects and performances (2004-2013).
The last decade...
- Salon Series (2010-current), performing my interactive Sound-Paintings with text, visual, movement and theatre artists.
- Released four CDs of original material: Carvings (2011), Translations (2013), March Equinox Album (2014) , June Solstice Album (2014)
- Touring in Australia and Switzerland with Helen Davey Trio (2008-2013)
- Launch of my online cross-arts Project in 2013, 52 sound-paintings
- Devised original repertoire and toured in Switzerland as a duo, Fleur de Sel with Ruth Bieri (2014-2017)
- Musician with Zürich based Playback-Theater Ensembles Die Naerrischen Alten (2015 -current) and Sapperlot (2016-2019)
- Currently Studying film composition and audio production at musicube (2019-2020)
Being enriched training and/or working with...
Arts practioners in voice, piano, theatre, movement, visual & performance art, composition, improvisation, theory and audio production:
David Aebli, Jason Allen, Ingrid Barring, Karen Berger, Ruth Bieri, Brian Brown, Tom Burke, Lisa Call, Efisio Contini, Ian David, Danny Diesendorf, Rachel Dubois, Mavis Durham, Mike Evoy, Rosie Fayman, Jonathan Fox, Karin Gisler, Andrew Gray, Alex Gromeier, Ermie Gruner, Carolyn Hanna, Neil Hodgson, Ella Hofmann, Dorte Hyldstrup, Megan Jones, Hilde Knottenbelt, Catherine Magill, Eva Marlin, Brigitte Meyer, Cynthia Morris, Gerry Orkin, Josef Piras, Ferdi Rauber, Sermsah Bin Saad, Alex Sangster, Bob Sedergreen, Tomasz Spiewak, Christoph Stiefel, Emily Taylor, Lenka Vanderboom, Peter Wanzenried, Brian White, Helga Westmark, Brian White, Al Wunder, Fra Zella.