Liza Lim

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Liza Lim

Liza Lim‭ (‬born in 1966 in ‬Perth‭) ‬is one of Australia’s leading composers.‭ ‬She has received commissions and performances from some of the world’s pre-eminent orchestras‭ (‬Los Angeles Philharmonic,‭ ‬Bavarian Radio Orchestra,‭ ‬BBC,‭ ‬WDR,‭ ‬SWR‭)‬,‭ ‬festivals (Festival d’Automne Paris,‭ ‬Salzburg,‭ ‬Lucerne,‭ ‬Holland,‭ ‬Venice Biennale and all the major Australian festivals‭) ‬and ensembles‭ (‬Musikfabrik,‭ ‬Ensemble Intercontemporain,‭ ‬ELISION,‭ ‬Ensemble Modern,‭ ‬Arditti String Quartet etc‭)‬.‭ ‬Since 2008,‭ ‬she has been Professor of Composition and Director of the Centre for Research in New Music,‭ ‬CeReNeM,‭ ‬at the University of Huddersfield.‭ ‬Recent works include her fourth opera commissioned by Ensemble Musikfabrik and the Opera House in Cologne based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s exquisite‭ ‘‬cut-out‭’ ‬book,‭ ‬”Tree of Codes‭”; ‬a violin concerto,‭ “‬Speak,‭ ‬Be Silent” for the‭ ‬40th anniversary season opening of the Geneva-based Ensemble Contrechamps,‭ ‬and solo pieces that explore new areas of technique for instruments such as the bassoon‭ (‬”Axis Mundi‭”) ‬and double-bell euphonium‭ (‬”The Green Lion eats the Sun”‭)‬.‭ ‬She connects her compositional practice to areas of thought and knowledge such as Australian Indigenous aesthetics‭ (‬eg: “Invisibility” for solo‭ ‬cello‭); ‬Asian ritual forms‭ & ‬performance practices‭ (“‬Moon Spirit Feasting,‭ ‬a Chinese ritual street opera”‭); ‬a Sufi poetics of bewilderment,‭ ‬loss, communion and ecstasy‭ (‬”Tongue of the Invisible‭”); ‬the textilic arts of weaving and knot-making as a cross-modal‭ ‘‬technology for thinking‭’ (‬”Winding Bodies:‭ ‬3‭ ‬knots‭”)‬,‭ ‬as well as empathy and intuition in an ecology of collaboration.‭ ‬Her compositions have been published by Casa Ricordi‭ (‬Milano,‭ ‬London‭ & ‬Berlin‭) ‬since‭ ‬1989‭ ‬with a catalogue of over‭ ‬70‭ ‬works.‭ ‬She has portrait CDs with Hat Hut,‭ ‬WERGO,‭ ‬ABC-Classics and Dischi Ricordi with other work appearing on HCR,‭ ‬Neos,‭ ‬Aeon,‭ ‬Winter ‭& ‬Winter,‭ ‬and Vox Australis.‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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