Sincerely, L. Cohen.

leonard cohen koans

leonard cohen koans


Leonard Cohen Koans is the spectacular musical celebration of the spirit of enigmatic Canadian icon, Leonard Cohen, and his astonishing 60+ year career spanning literature, art and music. Splicing songs with his poetry and prose, ali & the thieves weave a new pathway into your experience of this glorious Poet of the Holy Sinners.

Part-concert and part-homage, Leonard Cohen Koans is performed by versatile Sydney vocalist ali hughes and sought after musical director Daryl Wallis, with masterful jazz/blues craftsmen 'the thieves'.

This is Cohen like you've never heard - stripped back and refocused, inspired interpretations and epic new arrangements of 14 favourites, including his ode to Janis Joplin “Chelsea Hotel #2”, “Sisters of Mercy”, “Anthem” and “If it be your will”, the seductive “Dance me to the end of love”, and his mythic masterpiece “Suzanne”.

In its seventh year of presentation, this 90min narrative concert has hooked audiences from Sydney to New York and Dublin. Now more than ever, with the passing of the legendary and enigmatic Leonard Cohen still so fresh in our hearts, Leonard Cohen Koans re-connects audiences with the live experience of his extraordinary music.

Inspiring, passionate, intimate and sincere, Leonard Cohen Koans gives you another chance to savour the creative spirit with which he so exquisitely courted the world.