Lim, Liza (Komposition)

Born in 1966 in Perth/Australia. Currently, Liza Lim is Professor of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the University of Huddersfield. She was formerly the Director of the Centre for Research in New Music at Huddersfield from 2008-2017. Her works draw upon very wide-ranging references including Australian Indigenous and Asian aesthetics and ritual; a Sufi poetics of bewilderment, communion and ecstasy; and weaving and knot-making as a cross-modal ‘technology for thinking’. Recently she has been working on topics like ecology and the uncanny (Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus) or mobs and power (Atlas of the Sky). She has had important long-term collaborations with ensembles such as ELISION and Ensemble MusikFabrik whilst also being commissioned by Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, SWR, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra etc. Major performances in 2018 include a season of her fourth opera ‘Tree of Codes’ in a new production at the Spoleto Festival, USA and premieres at Wittenertage für neue Kammermusik (Klangforum Wien) and Acht Brücken (Florentin Ginot).


Liza Lim, Foto: Klaus Rudolph
Website Liza Lim

Born in 1966 in Perth/Australia. Currently, Liza Lim is Professor of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the University of Huddersfield. She was formerly the Director of the Centre for Research in New Music at Huddersfield from 2008-2017. Her works draw upon very wide-ranging references including Australian Indigenous and Asian aesthetics and ritual; a Sufi poetics of bewilderment, communion and ecstasy; and weaving and knot-making as a cross-modal ‘technology for thinking’. Recently she has been working on topics like ecology and the uncanny (Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus) or mobs and power (Atlas of the Sky). She has had important long-term collaborations with ensembles such as ELISION and Ensemble MusikFabrik whilst also being commissioned by Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, SWR, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra etc. Major performances in 2018 include a season of her fourth opera ‘Tree of Codes’ in a new production at the Spoleto Festival, USA and premieres at Wittenertage für neue Kammermusik (Klangforum Wien) and Acht Brücken (Florentin Ginot).

Liza Lim, Foto: Klaus Rudolph
Website Liza Lim