Olga Neuwirth
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Olga Neuwirth

Her music generally has something of the glaze of film, the sense that, though the expressive gestures...

Composer Portraits

Olga Neuwirth

Cory Smythe, International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

  An inquisitive explorer of sounds orchestral and electronic, musical and textual, Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968) returns to Miller. 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 give the U.S. premiere of her “inexplicably profound” (Financial Times) work “…ce qui arrive…” alongside her dramatic piano concerto.



  • “…ce qui arrive…”   (2004) U.S. premiere
  • locus… doublure…solus   (2001)
  • Onstage discussion with the composer