Animal in Hiding features songs that are rooted in intimate storytelling and underpinned by intricate guitar
On Friday 16 June, Blue Mountains Theatre presents Lior & Domini, Animal in Hiding – a beautiful musical collaboration between one of Australia’s most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Lior, and exciting emerging artist, Domini.
Lior and Domini’s close vocal harmonies are the focal point of the songs, harking back to the iconic folk duos of the 60’s.
“In singing together, Domini and I discover a pair who can weave in and out of each other’s shadow,” Lior says. “Somehow, we sense one another’s vocal nuances in real time. It is a rare musical synergy, one we felt compelled to capture in a collaborative project.”
Lior and Domini began writing the songs in late 2019, and much of the material was developed during Melbourne’s long lockdown, over zoom from their respective homes. The title track, originally written about the isolation of winter, became the prophetic seed of the project.
A locked down experiment that paid off is one way Domini describes the collaboration.
“Though it wasn’t our original intention, the songs do reflect this recent period of uncertainty and isolation,” Domini says. “They explore human connection and disconnection, introspection and mental health, and the fragility of the world we’ve created.”
Domini says harmonies are at the core of Animal in Hiding. “Our writing process for many of the songs was quite unusual in that we often wrote both vocal parts almost simultaneously,” she says. “Rather than coming up with a melody and then adding a harmony later, we would write them in tandem so they felt more like one part. This gave the songs a rich sound reminiscent of folkies of the 60’s like Simon and Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash.”
Programs Coordinator at Blue Mountains Theatre, Yvonne Hellmers is excited to bring the duo to the Mountains.
“Lior is one of Australia’s finest live performers and this creative partnership with the talented Domini Forster brings to the stage brilliant song writing and superb vocal harmonies,” says Yvonne.
Tickets can be purchased here