Eve Klein is a composer, performer, sound artist and academic whose work draws together traditional and experimental classical music, interactive performance art, and glitchy electronica. Eve’s work has featured at Australian and international festivals including VIVID Sydney, Brisbane Festival, Underbelly Arts, Turra New Music Festival, Undisclosed Territories (Indonesia), Melaka Art and Performance Festival (Malaysia), and the International Festival of Artistic Innovation (England). Eve’s recordings have been released on Wood and Wire, New Weird Australia, and Feral Media.
Grants and awards for her performance and composition work include a 2014 Australia Council for the Arts Music Section New Work Grant to compose a multichannel work for the Australian Recorder Project. Eve’s electronic opera The Pomegranate Cycle was a finalist for Vocal Work of the Year in the 2014 Art Music Awards presented by APRA and the Australian Music Centre. The album version of The Pomegranate Cycle has been downloaded over 50 000 times since its release in 2013.
In her capacity as a mezzo soprano Eve has appeared as a principal artist with Opera Australia and Pacific Opera. Eve has produced classical music recordings for broadcast and designed sound for film, dance and interactive media. Eve is a lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Queensland.
VOCAL WOMB by Eve Klein
Vocal Womb, was a world premiere at Mona Foma (2018). The artist, Eve Klein, a mezzo-soprano, belted out an operatic performance while a laryngoscope inside her throat externalises the hidden, fleshy workings of the human voice. The performance also incorporated the opportunity for audience members to contribute by remixing the live audio feed.