Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Lecturer Sunny Kim presents the 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address
Lecturer in Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Sunny Kim was invited to deliver the prestigious Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address earlier this month, the only annual address of its kind in the Australian music community.
Sunny Kim is a Korean-born vocalist, improviser, composer and educator, based in Australia. Drawing from her life journey as a global nomad – Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Denver, Boston, New York and, now, Melbourne – Sunny’s artistic practice seeks to find meaningful connections to people, culture and place through a dedication to self-discovery, deep listening and collaboration.
The 2020 address, delivered online on 8 December, is titled To Dance with Our Others in Embrace.
The 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address was written and produced by Sunny Kim; filmed by Sung Hyun Sohn; and edited by Dan Peek. It includes the premiere of a new work Distance – a collaboration between Sunny Kim, Victorian College of the Arts Visual Art graduate Tina Stefanou and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music graduate Emily Bennett. The film begins with Song for the Bunjil Country, composed by Sunny Kim.
Sunny was delighted to use the Address as a platform to share her knowledge gained through years of creative collaboration with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian musicians, to bring to light the incredible power of music-making as a medium of relationality.
Sunny will join a notable list of past speakers including Liza Lim, Deborah Cheetham, Cat Hope and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music Barry Conyngham.
The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address was streamed online on the AMC's Youtube Channel at 6pm AEDT on 8 December.