Chaya Czernowin

A Strange Bridge Toward Engagement

Program Notes

Chaya Czernowin

Wintersongs wanted to grow. It was as if the original was a photograph on which I could first paint and...

Chaya Czernowin

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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          Although she studied composition in Tel Aviv, Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin has lived all over the globe, and her work draws upon a rich palette of textures, traditions, and instrumentations. Winter Songs, an ongoing cycle of works for low instruments, “reflects on the aspect of winter that has to do with one being pulled into the cave of one’s interior, into the passivity of long sleep,” she says. In her new work, written for Miller Theatre, Czernowin promises once again to inspire with gorgeous and exotic sonic landscapes.


  • Five action sketches (2014) world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
  • Wintersongs V: Forgotten light (2014) – world premiere
  • Wintersongs IV: Wounds/Mistletoe (2013)
  • Wintersongs II: Stones (2003)