An inquisitive explorer of sounds orchestral and electronic, musical and textual, Olga Neuwirth returns to Miller this December. A student of Nono and Murail, the Austrian composer first burst onto the international scene at age 22, when her operas premiered at the Vienna Festival; debuts at Salzburg and Lucerne soon followed.
Longtime champions, the International Contemporary Ensemble are joined by pianist Corey Smythe and conductor Jayce Ogren in the American premiere of her “inexplicably profound” (Financial Times) music theatre work “…ce qui arrive…” alongside her dramatic piano concerto locus…doublure…solus, whose material Pierre Boulez has described as so “in a state of flux... that the listener’s ear is drawn into what can be an intriguingly disorientating experience.” Neuwirth will participate in an onstage discussion about her work as part of the evening’s program.
International Contemporary Ensemble
Cory Smythe, piano
Jayce Ogren, conductor
“…ce qui arrive…” (2004) – U.S. premiere
locus… doublure…solus (2001)
Onstage discussion with the composer
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 8:00 PM
OLGA NEUWIRTH (b. 1968)
Onstage discussion with Olga Neuwirth