Du Yun
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Composer Portraits

Miller's flagship series exposes audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today, with evening-length...

Composer Portraits

Du Yun

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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.


  • Du Yun composer
  • International Contemporary Ensemble


  • An Empty Garlic (2014/2018)
  • Ixtab, 10pm  (2013/2018)
  • Under a tree, an udātta  (2016)
  • Zinc Oxide, a tale of a seagull  (2010)
  • Air Glow  (2006)
  • Impeccable Quake  (2004)
  • Vicissitudes No. 1  (2002)

Additional Information

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

Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.