Olga Neuwirth


Born 1968. Olga Neuwirth studied composition in Vienna with Erich Urbanner, graduating with a thesis on film music in a film by Resnais.

* Continued her studies in San Francisco where she met Adriana Hölszky, Tristan Murail and Luigi Nono who were to become important influences on her own music * In 1998, two concerts of the 'Next Generation' series at the Salzburg festival featured her work * 2002 composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival * Her music shows an amazing variety of sound patterns which lead the listener into a labyrinth of constant metamorphosis * Deconstructs language and other everyday sounds in order to find new, musical contexts for familiar acoustical elements.
Works by Olga Neuwirth include: Locus...doublure...solus (2001) for piano and ensemble or piano and orchestra, ecstaloop (2001) for soprano, speaker, ensemble and sampler, torsion: transparent variation (2001) for solo bassoon and ensemble, Verfremdung/Entfremdung (2002) for flute, piano and tape. Looking Ahead: world premiere of Marsyas for solo piano at ruhrTriennale festival (24 July); features at Musica Strasbourg and Wien Modern including new Suite from Lost Highway (Oct); new orchestral work Zefiro aleggia...nell'infinito... for Venice Biennale (Oct); tour of new collaborative work "...ce qui arrive..." with Paul Auster and Ensemble Modern to Graz, Vienna, Cologne and Paris (Oct-Dec)

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