"Staying Home" with performer gilli moon
Q. Mixing music with art is a concept you've been credited with starting. What inspires you?
A. Expressionist painting had always been a private passion until my bass player suggested I sell some of my paintings on tour. I thought I'd take it a step further and bring a glass canvas on stage and add an extra visual dimension to the performance while there's a guitar solo.
Millions of girls prance around the house with fantasies of making like Madonna on screens and stages worldwide. The brutally challenging journey toward achieving that goal defeats most, however, and they move on to less public endeavors. But for Australian pop artist Gilli Moon, the journey IS the goal.
Expat poly-media artist gilli moon is set to rise again in her home country. Anthony Horan goes star-gazing.
Defiantly independent in everything she does, trans-Pacific citizen gilli moon has just released her third album, an accessible yet adventurous set of songs recorded with her Los Angeles based band. But this is one artist who's not content to simply get up on stage and play songs, then head for a recording studio to get them on tape. When not being gilli moon, rock performer, she's taking on painting, writing articles and a just-released book, doing motivational seminars and running a record lable. Oh, and she also wins the occasional award. Back in Australia for a couple of rare performances, gilli got on the phone from her second home in the Hunter Valley to explain how one woman can be so many things at the same time.
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