Suzanne Farrin
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Composer Portraits

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

Composer Portraits

Suzanne Farrin

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale: Monday July 25, 1pm
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Winner of the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellow, Suzanne Farrin explores the interior worlds of instruments and the visceral potentialities of sound in her music. This Portrait highlights another facet of her artistic practice, as an accomplished performer of the early electronic music instrument ondes Martenot. International Contemporary Ensemble delves into a program of her atmospheric work, including the world premiere of Their Hearts are Columns and selections from Dolce la morte, an opera based on the love poetry of Michelangelo.

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  • Suzanne Farrin ondes Martenot
  • International Contemporary Ensemble


  • Their Hearts are Columns (2020) world premiere for soprano, harp, ondes Martenot, percussion, and double bass
  • dolce la morte: unico spirto, come serpe, veggio, l’onde della non vostra, rendete (2016) for countertenor and ensemble
  • Suono (2016) for harp and soprano
  • corpo di terra (2009) for cello
  • polvere et ombra (2008) for harp
  • Time is a Cage (2007) for violin

Additional Information

Miller Theatre's 2022-23 season is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Support for contemporary music is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Additional support is provided by the Amphion Foundation.

Photo by Mackenzie Stroh for Miller Theatre