Events

Upcoming, 2020

Liza, sydney ferry 2018 (Claire Chase)

carefree days, Sydney Harbour ferry, photo taken by Claire Chase, 2017

Some of the following events are cancelled, postponed or live-streamed due to the global pandemic. Stay safe and well my friends!

5 Sept 2020, The Table of Knowledge (2016), Florentin Ginot, Royaumont

22 Sept 2020, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2019), Klangforum Wien, Sophie Schafleitner, cond. Peter Rundel, Klangspuren Festival, Innsbruck

2 Oct 2020, PREMIERE: Mary/ Transcendence after Trauma (2019-20), part 2 of ‘Annunciation Triptych’ for orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra cond. Peter Rundel, Musica Viva Munich

19 Dec 2020, PREMIERE, Ash for Sigma Projects, saxophone quartet, Palais des Sciences Monastir, Tunisia [postponed to Jan 2021]

2021

18 Jan 2021, PREMIERE, Ash – music for the Eremozoic (2020), Sigma Projects,  „Series XX/XXI“ CNDM at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte. Reina Sofia, Auditorio 400

24 Jan 2021, Mary/ Transcendence after Trauma (2020), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin cond. Lothar Zagrosek, Ultraschall Festival, Haus des Rundfunks (Großer Sendesaal), Berlin

1 Feb 2021, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018), ARTéfacts Ensemble cond. Faidra  Giannelou, Onassis Stegi, Athens

Feb 2021, Sex Magic (2020), Claire Chase, SoundState Festival, Southbank Centre, London

17 April 2021, Speak, Be Silent (2015), US. premiere, Miranda Cuckson (violin), Sound Icon & Fromm Players at Harvard

May 2021, PREMIERE: Sappho/ Bioluminescence (2019), part 1 of ‘Annunciation Triptych’ for orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra cond. Ilan Volkov, Tectonics Festival, Glasgow [tbc. postponed from 2020]

May 2021, PREMIERE: The Incandescent Tongue (2019) & Athena’s Trumpet (1993) Allison Bell (soprano) & Tristram Williams (trumpet), Melbourne Recital Centre [tbc. postponed from 2020]

23 June 2021, PREMIERE: String Creatures (2020-21), JACK Quartet, Melbourne Recital Centre

Oct 2021, PREMIERE: Fatimah/ Jubilation of Flowers (2020-21), part 3 of ‘Annunciation Triptych’ for orchestra, Orchestre de da Philharmonique de Luxembourg cond. Ilan Volkov, 100th Anniversary Donaueschinger Musiktage

2022

April 2022, PREMIERE of the complete Annunucation Triptych, WDR Sinfonie-Orchester conducted by Cristian Măcelaru

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PAST

2020

13 Jan 2020, bioluminescence (2010), Alessandra Rombola, Inland, Church of All Nations, Melbourne

14 Jan 2020, ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons (after Cy Twombly), 2009, Richard Valitutto, Piano Spheres, Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

16 Jan 2020, Atlas of the Sky (2018), Speak Percussion, Jessica Aszodi & crowd, City Recital Hall, Sydney Festival

23 Jan 2020, bioluminescence (2010), Alessandra Rombola, Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne

6 Feb. 2020, The Heart’s Ear (1997), Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin

7 Feb 2020, Roda–The living circle (2017), Ehwaz (journeying) (2010), Alexandria Smith, tpt; Rebecca Lloyd Jones, perc., Festival of New Trumpet Music West, Conrad Prebys Music Centre, UCSD, San Diego

14 Feb 2020, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018), Riot Ensemble cond. Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Kings Place London

5 March 2020, The Table of Knowledge (2016), Florentin Ginot, Scène Nationale d’Orléans as part of ‘Not Here’.

9 March 2020, The Table of Knowledge (2016), Florentin Ginot, Monday concerts @Musikfabrik, Cologne

10 March 2020, Burning House (2005), Naoko Kikuchi, koto & voice, BKA Unerhörte Musik, Berlin

20 March 2020, Inguz (1996), Liam Hockley, cl; Kevin McFarland, vc. Arbour IV, Gabriel Ross Showroom, Victoria, BC, Canada

21 March. 2020, Inguz (1996), Mazumal duo, She Scores festival, Pittsburgh

21 March 2020, bioluminescence (2010), Paula Rae, PLC concert hall, Melbourne
[live-streamed on PLC website]

22 March 2020, The Four Seasons – After Cy Twombly (2009), Roger Admiral, Now Hear This Festival, New Music Edmonton

23 March 2020, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Divertimento Ensemble cond. Sandro Gorli, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

25 March 2020, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Divertimento Ensemble cond. Sandro Gorli, cndm, Milan, Italy

25 March 2020, The Table of Knowledge (2016), Florentin Ginot, Arsenal de Metz

25 April 2020, Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus (2018), ELISION conducted by Carl Rosman, ISCM World Music Days, Auckland

2 May 2020, PREMIERE: Sappho/ Bioluminescence (2019), part 1 of ‘Annunciation Triptych’ for orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra cond. Ilan Volkov, Tectonics Festival, Glasgow [postponed to April/May 2021]

2 May 2020, PREMIERE: The Incandescent Tongue (2019) & Athena’s Trumpet (1993) Allison Bell (soprano) & Tristram Williams (trumpet), Melbourne Recital Centre [postponed to Sept but probably May 2021]

2 May 2020, How Forests Think (2016), After Everything conducted by Matthew Cmiel, Unity Church, San Francisco

15-16 May 2020, PREMIERE: Sex Magic (2019-20), Claire Chase, contrabass flute, Levy Lorenzo, sound engineer, as part of the Density vii project, The Kitchen at Queenslab, New York [postponed to 2021]

15 May 2020, The Su Song Star Map (2017) – Premiere of version for viola, Alfonso Noriega, Ensems Festival, Palau de la Música de Valencia. Spain

21, 22 May 2020, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Miranda Cuckson, (as part of ‘Folds’) The Wallis Centre, Los Angeles

27 May 2020, 3 Angels (2011), Maria Eleonora Caminada, soprano; Elisa Bonazzi, mezzo;
Paolo Leonardi, baritone. video premiere, Divertimento Ensemble Milan

3 June 2020, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Sarah Saviet, solo violin, video premiere on I Care if your Listen

2019

17 Jan 2019, an ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Ultraschall Festival, Berlin

29 Jan 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Jacobo Hernández Enríquez, Mumuth, Graz.

19 Feb 2019, an ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, ‘cello, Lauschvisite, Montabaur

19 Feb 2019, The Window (2017), Callum G’Froerer, The Brunswick Green

22 Feb 2019, Pharmakon (2018), Rage Thormbones, Frequency Festival, Constellation,  Chicago

4 March 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Sarah Soviet, violin, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

5 March 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Sarah Soviet, violin, City University London

6 March 2019, The Green Lion eats the Sun (2014), Ben Marks, trombone, Nickson Room, University of Queensland

7 March 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Dejana Sekulic, violin, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

15 March 2019, Ming Qi (Bright Vessel), 1999, Ben Opie, Thea Rossen, PlayOn Collingwood, Melbourne

19 March 2019: Broadcast of ‘Abschied von Menschen, die komponistin Liza Lim’
Composer Portrait on SWR Radio, produced by Martina Seeber (interview in English overdubbed in German) with excerpts of Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus, How Forests Think, Ronda – the Spinning World, Tongue of the Invisible, an ocean beyond earth, Roda – the living circle.

5 April 2019, Weaver of fictions (2007), Anna Petrini, Konserthuset Stockholm

8 April 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Sarah Saviet as part of Riot Ensemble CD launch party of ‘Speak, be Silent’, Crypt on the Green, Saint James Church, London

23 April 2019, The Green Lion eats the Sun (2014), Ben Marks, trombone, ELISION tourCentre for  21stC New Music, University of Buffalo

28 April 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Dejana Sekulic, violin, Temporality of the Impossible, ArtBase, Brussels

29 April 2019, The Green Lion eats the Sun (2014), Ben Marks, trombone, ELISION, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield

30 April 2019, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Ensemble Kuraia, Fundación BBVA, Bilbao

7 May 2019, The Quickening (2005), Lin He, guqin, Camilla Mandillo, soprano, Mendelssohn-Remise, Berlin

7 May 2019, Burning House (2005), Naoko Kikuchi, koto, Arvo Pärt Centre, ISCM World Music Days, Tallin, Estonia

17 May 2019, Inguz (fertility) (1996), Music in Bloom Festival, First Uniting Church, Bloomington, Indiana

18 & 19 May 2019, Voodoo Child (1989), cond. Kelly Corcoran, Spectrum OzArts, Nashville

29 May 2019, Invisibility (2009), Myriam García Fidalgo, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin

29 May 2019, PREMIERE: Bioluminescence (2018), Paula Rae, flute
Wild Winged One (2007), Callum G’Froerer, trumpet, Forum Taiwan

31 May 2019, How Forests Think (2016), Wu Wei, ELISION cond. Carl Rosman, National Concert Hall, Taipei

12 June; 21 June 2019, Axis Mundi (2014) Lorelei Dowling, street festival & village performance, Austria & Hungary

18 June 2019, Bioluminescence (2018), Paula Rae, flute, The Brunswick Green, Melbourne

23-30 June 2019, Faculty composer at Banff Summer Program
25 June 2019,  Inguz (Fertility) (1996), Josh Rubin, Katinka Kleijn; Ming Qi (Bright Vessel) (2000), James Austin Smith, Aiyun Huang, Rolston Recital Hall, Banff

29 June 2019, How Forests Think (2016) with Wu Wei, Ensemble Evolution cond. Steve Schick, Banff

27 June 2019, Talk, Banff: How Forests Think – making music in an ecological register
[Ecological perspectives have enabled me to think about composition as a way of populating musical spaces with ‘creatures’ rather than structural forms. These beings are made of unlikely hybrids: real assemblages of (human) musicians and (non-human) musical instruments as well as fictional composites of plants, animals, elements, spirits and all kinds of cultural ideas joined in speculative play. The symbiotic join might be across taxonomic categories – a sonic behaviour with a cultural/metaphorical idea, a technical challenge with a temporal or affective trace – the results are often unruly, fuzzy and hard to define using standard musicological terms. One has to shift to a weirder, fictional register of symbolic thought in order to appreciate these creatures – mundane and magical, haunted by real-world loss and unusual vitalities – they prompt questions about subjectivity, agency and authorship.]

16 July 2019, Roda – the living circle (2017), Tristram Williams, trumpet, Brunswick Green, Melbourne

30 July 2019, Axis Mundi (2011-13), Inguz (1996), James Aylward, bassoon, Carl Rosman, clarinet & Freya Schack-Arnott, ‘cello, ELISION, Prudence Myer Studio, Ian Potter Southbank, Melbourne

9-11 August 2019, The Heart’s Ear (1997), 5 performances, Arcola Theatre, Ruthless Jabiru cond. Kelly Lovelady, Grimeborn, London

14 August 2019, an ocean beyond earth (2016) Jay Campbell, ‘cello, Aspen Music Festival

20 August 2019, Axis Mundi (2013), James Aylward, The Brunswick Green

30 August 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Biliana Voutchkova, Dara String Festival, Berlin

31 August 2019, The Four Seasons – After Cy Twombly (2009), Alex Waite, Extended Play, City Recital Centre, Sydney

2 September 2019, Invisibility (2009), Aki Kitajima, Tokyo

8 Sept 2019, ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons (after Cy Twombly), (2009), Aura Go, 2 concerts @Music in the Round, Melbourne

11 Sept 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Sarah Saviet, violin, km28, Berlin

11 Sept 2019, bioluminescence (2019), Laura Chislett, flute, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

12 Sept 2019, Invisibility (2009), Séverine Ballon, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand

13 Sept 2019, An elemental thing (2017), 3 performances as part of installation work,
Eugene Ughetti/Speak Percussion, Inaudito, Transart Festival, Bolzano, Italy

19 Sept 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Stroma Season, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

26 September 2019, The turning dance of the bee (2016), Syzygy Ensemble, Melbourne Recital Centre

5 Oct 2019, Axis Mundi (2015), Rebekah Heller, Wellesley College, USA

15 Oct 2019, Axis Mundi (2013), James Aylward, Unerhörte Musik, BKA Theatre, Berlin

25 Oct 2019, The Turning dance of the bee (2016), Divertimento Ensemble cond. Sandro Gorli, Espacio Turina, Seville.

25 Oct 2019, Ochred String (2008), Ben Opie with Arcko Ensemble, Melbourne

25 Oct 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Biliana Voutchkova, violin, MONA, Hobart

1 Nov 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Biliana Voutchkova, violin, Tokyo

1 Nov 2019, Wild Winged One (2017), Anders Nyqvist, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

2 Nov 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Hudební současnost festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic

4 Nov 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Biliana Voutchkova, violin, Crossing Boundary X, Nagoya

5 Nov 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Janáček Academy Brno, Czech Republic

6 Nov 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Olomouc, Czech Republic

13 Nov 2019, An Elemental Thing (2017), Michael Jones, Conrad Prebys Centre, UCSD, San Diego

14 Nov 2019, The Su Song Star Map (2017), Biliana Voutchkova, violin, Taishin Bank Building, Taipei

15 Nov 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds University

19 Nov 2019, An ocean beyond earth (2016), Séverine Ballon, Sala Casacuberta of the San Martín Theater, CCMC, Buenos Aires

23 Nov 2019, Axis Mundi (2014) Lorelei Dowling, Brunnenpassage, Vienna

28 Nov 2019, Amulet (1992), Garth Knox, viola, Ars Musica, Brussels

7 Dec 2019, Ehwaz (journeying), (2010), Tristram Williams, trumpet, Peter Neville, percussion. MCM Ian Potter Southbank, Melbourne

Previous Years

 

2018 performances and premieres

2017 performances and premieres

2016 Perfomances and Premieres

2015 Performances and Premieres

2014 Performances and Premieres

2013 Performances and Premieres

2012 Performances and Premieres

2011 Performances and Premieres

2010 Performances and Premieres

2009 Performances and Premieres

2008 Performances and Premieres