Behrouz Boochani

A dark mirror on Australia

Creating a symphonic song cycle from Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains

To create new works that actively engage with Australian identity I have looked to my roots and how they impact on my creativity. This has been the driving factor in my work for the last five years. I have been consciously exploring both personal and national identity. I have at least two, which complicates the issue: Australian and British, with a smattering of German. A sense of being Australian comes from my childhood and growing up in Australia. As artists we create differently, shaped by our geography and experiences. I am influenced...