Being Daisy

Penelope Moore
50 minutes


Being Daisy is a film about music-making. Filmed in Austria, it centres on musician and composer Daisy Jopling.

What is it like to live a life that is every day infused with music? For Daisy it is life enhancing. Music is about everything and everything is about music. As Daisy searches for a still point where thinking and doing and music and life can come together, we come to see music making as a mirror for the many struggles involved in living a life.

Being Daisy was filmed and completed as an integral part of the PhD research of the director and forms part of her thesis. She undertook fieldwork in Vienna with professional musicians. Her interest focuses on how these musicians make the space to be creative. The thesis has come to be about how to live a musical life.

Penelope Moore