Du Yun
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Composer Portraits

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Composer Portraits: Du Yun

“I don’t think of myself as a disruptor. I don’t like to use that word at all,” says the composer,...

Composer Portraits

Du Yun

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism. She avidly collaborates with International Contemporary Ensemble, of which she was a founding member, for an evening of recent works.


  • LEGO 1  An Empty Garlic, finale (2014)
  • LEGO 2  Ixtab, 10pm  ·  Dinosaur Scar (2013/1999)
  • LEGO 3  Under a tree, an udātta  (2016)
  • LEGO 4  Zinc Oxide, a tale of a seagull  (2010)
  • LEGO 5  Air Glow  (2006/2018)
  • Vicissitudes No. 1  (2002)
  • Impeccable Quake  (2004)

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.