Memory of Hearing: Future Traditions and Art-in-Between

Concert and Discussion

For the first time, two of the most outstanding female composers of our time will meet on this evening: Chinese composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun from New York, currently Deutsche Bank fellow in music composition at the American Academy, and Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth, member of the Akademie der Künste and this year's winner of the Siemens Music Prize. Both negotiate gender roles, traditions and the transitions between the arts in their works, which are often characterised by narrative and media components.

Special features of the concert evening: The two works by Olga Neuwirth will be visually mirrored in the live video by the well-known video artist Lillevan. Du Yun herself will perform as a solo performer in A Cockroach's Tarantella. Musicians from the Ensemble Mosaik will play.


Olga Neuwirth:
Magic flu-idity (2018, 14‘) for flute and typewriter with live-video
Flute: Kristjana Helgadóttir

Incidendo/Fluido (2000, 12’) for piano with live-video

Du Yun:
A Cockroach’s Tarantella (2010, 19‘) for string quartet and narrator
Voice: Du Yun
Scene (costume and direction): Rosha A. Säidov
Costume production: Theater Luzern

Under a tree, an Udātta (2018, 9’) for violin and tape

Followed by a talk with Du Yun and Olga Neuwirth
Moderation: Bastian Zimmermann

ensemble mosaik
Chatschatur Kanajan, Sarah Saviet: violin
Karen Lorenz: viola
Niklas Seidl: violoncello
Ernst Surberg: piano, typewriter

Live-video: Lillevan

With kind support of the American Academy

Saturday, 28 May 2022

Olga Neuwirth: Magic Flu-idity (2018), Incidendo / fluido (2000)

Du Yun: A Cockroach’s Tarantella (2010), Under a tree, an Udātta (2018)

Followed by a talk with Du Yun and Olga Neuwirth

In English

€ 10/6


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