NOMADS LIKE US

VICTORIA COTTA

CHRISTINA HIGHAM

NOMADS LIKE US

Present

THE UNRAVELLING

ABOUT

Nomads Like Us is a collaborative project between Melbourne based composers Victoria Cotta and Christina Higham. Performing on two pianos, the duo create hauntingly beautiful dancing melodies that weave alongside their virtuosic skills effortlessly. 

 

Their compelling vision came to life and captivated audiences in their unique show 'The Unravelling', winning Best Music at the Melbourne Fringe (2019). Meticulously rehearsed, yet playful and part improvised. The Unravelling speaks to all audiences with its visual and musical appeal, as well as its timeless preservation and celebration of film and film music.

An immersive live music experience embedded in the present, lifting the past and revealing the future. It is through almost a premonition The Unravelling predicts a period of darkness and through this a new seed is grown,

BABY UNIVERSE is born.

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VICTORIA COTTA

CHRISTINA HIGHAM

Victoria Cotta is a Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist whose compositions and performances have taken place across the world. Classically trained on piano from the age of 6, she continued on piano and flute, picking up bass, guitar, ukulele and singing and a deep love for music, composition and arrangement as she went.

Composing from a young age as a means of expression and escape, Victoria's music combines intricate harmonies and delicately hung melodies to evoke deep personal connection. 

 

She studied her Bachelor of Music specialising in Jazz and Popular  furthering her broad training and love for harmony and composition. She went on to teach in Qatar and Italy before releasing her debut album of solo piano compositions 'Through Your Eyes' which was released in 2019 and spans 15 years of work. 

Nomads Like Us has brought two like minds together and is an opportunity to push the boundary of genre, art form, story telling and the expected.

Christina Higham is a classically trained composer and performer based in Brunswick, Naarm. She has worked with artists and writers across varying disciplines to create collaborative works, and has released numerous solo projects.  Her lyrical, expansive and dynamic piano pieces have captured the imagination of listeners worldwide with her most popular release topping 3 million streams on Spotify alone, and her scores played by pianists across the globe.

 

Guided by intuition and improvisation, she draws inspiration from nature, human emotion, experimentation with form and genre, and enjoys forming melodies on her soulful 100 year old piano.

Growing up in quiet rural Victoria, Christina began playing the piano at age four and soon after the violin. She also plays the ukulele, sings and is a passionate music teacher.

The forming of Nomads Like Us in 2019 has led to a strong partnership, innovative experimentation, exciting new works, challenging the status quo and repositioning what “classical” music can be.

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