Noemi Liba

Noemi Liba

BandWorldAvant-garde

Smokey Jazz inspired vocals, stunning string and horn arrangements, striking electronic beats: Noemi Liba is a raw tapestry of beauty, passion and rhythm. Definitively avante garde, it draws on Middle Eastern, Jazz and Trance music to create a highly original, visual and evocative music.

Biography

Far from formulaic, Noemi juxtaposes the musical cultures of Avante Garde, Middle Eastern, Jazz and Trance seamlessly as an intimate and uniquely passionate live artist.

Noemi was raised in St Kilda, Melbourne, during the full throttle Melbourne Alternative music scene of the 90’s.

Eclectic and multi-disciplinary, Noemi cites her first musical instrument as ‘Dance’ but since turning her passion to developing her inimitable musical voice and vision, she has brought her alternative yet sophisticated sounds and her honeyed vocal agility and 'cool' to intimate venues, festivals and concert halls in the USA, Middle East and Australia. Some highlights have been Hamer Hall, Melbourne, the Kennedy Center, Washington DC and the UN, New York City.

Her genre has always been challenging to place, for all the right reasons - beats inspired by hip hop of her neighborhood in NYC, melts into eastern sounds of a Middle Eastern heritage infused with Jazz of her musical background set into a strong alternative culture of her youth: she sites Kate Bush, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Ramones, Nick Cave and Frank Zappa amongst her early passions ~ now there is no box that can contain that!

In addition to her own projects, Noemi has worked with an incredible diversity of esteemed musicians and music producers, including The Chicago Oriental String Orchestra, a 21 piece off-shoot of Baranboim’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yair Dalal in Israel, in New York with Jazz maestros Mark Helais and Nasheet Waits, and with Brad Albetta, (producer of Martha Wainright and Sean Lennon), three times Grammy winner John Hudson and in Melbourne with Allan Zavod and the Silo Quartet.

Noemi has also worked musically in collaboration with artists of other disciplines, including Biennale Artist Heri Dono, Nimrod Weis and Eness, and the Melbourne Ballet Company.

More recently, she has been based in New York though she is now enjoying a spell in her hometown Melbourne for family reasons.

Lyrics

Rain

Written By: Noemi Liba

In a river of Rain, you flow
into my life, into my life.

On a water flame arrow
into my life, into my life.

You caught me unaware
And you soaked me to the bones
Stirring, teasing my hair
Drip slowly down, into my Soul.

Ahhhh

I hold you in my palms
I hold the gifts of the heaven above
I feel you on my skin
Sensuous drops that soak right in
Right in through every pore
Open the door, she’s ready for more!

I’m dancing in the rain!
I’m dancing in your rain!

Ahhhhh

Pearls on my tongue
Beads on my skin
Wash away the dirt
Let the sun shine in!

Too Late

Written By: Noemi Liba

Its too late to come.
My body is broken,
My mind is numb

And this time I feel too scared – too slow
I just want this feeling to go.

And if words could wash away the pain,
I’d immerse myself in your soliloquy again
And if angels could shake the rain –
I’d be flying above these storm clouds,
Above life’s little games.

Can you tell me where I’ve been?
Can you let me in on this secret of loving
I thought all I needed to do was to care
This is more than anyone in their right mind could bare.

Too Late:
Its too late to come.
My body is broken,
My mind is numb

And this time I feel too scared – too slow
I just want this feeling to go.

Unwinding

Written By: Noemi Liba

Heaven, you can wait!
‘Till I’m ready, I’m not ready.

What if it can’t be done?
Tomorrow, Today?

Still unwinding, unwinding, untwining, defining, unruling, unravelling mistakes…
Still uncooling, unspooling, divining, declining, deciding roads to take…

Supposed to hide this, to hide this,
To show you a film reel,
Of the one who floats above it,
In the land of Surreal…

Got sweaty palms; I’ve been hurt…
Got sweaty palms; I’ve been hurt…

Heaven, can you wait?
‘Till I’m ready, ‘Till I’m ready…
But what if it can’t be done?
Tomorrow, Today?

Supposed to hide this, to hide this….

Got sweaty palms; I’ve been hurt…

Heaven, is it too late?
I am ready, I am ready…
But what if it can’t be done?
Tomorrow, Today?

Carry

Written By: Noemi Liba

Carry me over
To the next station.
I got lost on my way again.
Yes, it happens so much, people call it freedom,
Call it brave, call it sincere.

Ooh,,,,,, rewind…….
Ooh,,,,,, rewind…….

Hey, I’m laying the long day down.
Too many eyes can’t see
I’m laying me down to sleep….

I’m a dreamer,
I dream my life in rhymes
I’m a lover
Want to love, want to love
Love too much sometimes…..

Hey, I’m laying the long day down.
Too many eyes don’t see
I’m laying me down to sleep….

Hey, I’ll lay this long day down to the ground.
Two of my eyes can’t see
I’m laying me down to sleep….

To sleep, to sleep………

If we just stop trying so hard not to be ourselves,
No push, no pull…….. !at least 2

The Subject

Written By: Noemi Liba

When you became the Subject,
I became an object
Not living, not breathing,
Just a character in your play.

I was flattened two-dimension
Disassembled, see-through,
Became Story-told,
the sun’s too hot to hold

Can this be healing for you?
One human dissolved
All that’s left a façade
You chose me,

To be healing for you
One human resolved
To play your trump card
You chose me, to discard…

For each person evaporated,
Your world must be diminished
In each faded Soul
You’ll find nothing living within…
You said you wanted (w)hole
And I fell right in.

Can this be healing for you?
One human dissolved
All that’s left a façade
You chose me,

To be healing for you
One human resolved
To play your trump card
You chose me, to discard…

Unwinding

Written By: Noemi Liba

Unwinding
Noemi Liba

heaven, you can wait.
‘till i’m ready,
i’m not ready.
what if it can’t be done?
tomorrow, today?
still unwinding, unwinding,
untwining, defining,
unruling, unravelling mistakes…
still uncooling, unspooling,
divining, declining,
deciding roads to take…
supposed to hide this,
to hide this,
to show you a film reel,
of the one who floats above it,
in the land of surreal…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
heaven, can you wait?
‘till i’m ready,
i’m not ready.
but what if it can’t be done?
tomorrow, today?
Supposed to hide this, to hide this….
supposed to hide this,
to hide this,
to show you a film reel,
of the one who floats above it,
in the land of surreal…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
got sweaty palms;
i’ve been hurt…
heaven, is it too late?
i am ready,
i am ready…
what if it can’t be done?
tomorrow, today?

Discography

Noemi has now completed her new cd, See, Saw, recorded with a stellar lineup across 4 cities: New York, Chicago, Tel Aviv and her birth place, Melbourne, Australia.

Stay Tuned for a live show near you!!!

Noemi's debut offering, Freefall received airplay across Australia on ABC Radio National, On PBS and Triple RRR in Melbourne, as well as regionally on the state ABC channels. It has also been picked up by local public radio stations across Australia, in Europe and in the USA. See, Saw, album number two, is currently working its way along the same pathways and beyond.. Stay tuned for more news...

Set List

Showcase: 1 x 45 to 60 min set.
Evening: 2 x 45 min sets.
Concert: 1 x 90 min set.

Songlist:
Carry
Kol
Moon and Sand* (Wider/Palitz)
Poemi
Pressure Gently
Unwinding
UIUIUI
Rain
Throw Away
Tonight
Too Late
Waterfall
Dance Me to the End of Love* (Leonard Cohen)
Float
My Arrears
Afro Blue* (Santamaria)
No Sleeping
The Subject
Sleep Dreams
Protect
Green Eyes
Conversation

All songs are Original except * Original Arrangements of Covered Songs.