Liza Lim: New York and Harvard

The Miller Theatre in New York announced its 2013-14 Season which includes a Portrait Concert of the music of Liza Lim. The concert will be performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) conducted by Karina Cannellakis featuring the works Mother Tongue (2005), Invisibility (2009) and Ehwaz (2010). Prof. Lim has also been invited to give a lecture, ‘Knots and other forms of entanglement’, in the Barwick Colloquium Series at the University of Harvard in April 2014.

Liza is currently working on a composition entitled Winding Bodies: 3 Knots commissioned by the Cikada Ensemble (Oslo) funded by the Norwegian Arts Council which will be premiered next year. She recently completed a new string quartet The Weaver’s Knot commissioned by Wittenertage für neue Kammermusik to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Arditti String Quartet. These pieces are part of a longer term project looking at material confluences between people and environments particularly the ways in which materials with their physical (and sonic) properties might act as extra-somatic ‘technologies of thinking’ and how they are co-opted to carry cultural meaning.

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