Liza Lim
Astrid Ackermann

“Invisibility” for solo cello

Liza Lim

A Preview of the Miller Theatre 2013-14 Composer Portraits Series

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Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

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Liza Lim

The ambiguities and iridescences of her music seem to derive from a keen, searching awareness of music’s...

Composer Portraits

Liza Lim

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

                  The Australian composer Liza Lim is slowly becoming better known on this side of the world, with commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and Ensemble Modern, among others. Her compositions reflect an interest in Australian Aboriginal culture. Mother Tongue was inspired by the impending extinction of a native Aboriginal language. Invisibility also has its roots in Aboriginal thought, but is more practically concerned with the physical properties of the cello, using both traditional and prepared bows to unlock myriad new sonic possibilities.


  • Invisibility (2009)
  • Ehwaz (2010) U.S. premiere
  • Mother Tongue (2005) U.S. premiere