Oscar Bettison
About The Series

Composer Portraits

For twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

Program Notes

Composer Portraits: Oscar Bettison

An immersive theater experience is exactly the kind of piece one has come to expect from Oscar Bettison,...

Composer Portraits

Oscar Bettison

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 8pm

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With an affinity for inventing instruments from found material and for reimagining the roles of existing instruments, Oscar Bettison’s music explores the boundaries of pitch and noise, classical and rock, convention and invention. His work has been described as possessing “an unconventional lyricism and a menacing beauty” (WNYC). Two chamber concertos comprise this Portrait, which features the exciting return of Alarm Will Sound to the Miller stage.

Read the Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli


  • Pale Icons of Night (2018) New York premiere
  • Livre des Sauvages (2012)

Additional Information

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

Photo by Kyle Dorosz for Miller Theatre.