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Liza Lim

Liza Lim
b. 1966



Liza Lim is represented in North America by Boosey & Hawkes, New York.  She is published by Ricordi Milan, Ricordi London and Ricordi Berlin, part of Universal Music Publishing Group.  For more information, please contact:

G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
part of Universal Music Publishing Classical
Stralauer Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0) 30 52007-1323

Liza Lim (b. 30 August, 1966 in Perth, Australia) writes music marked by visceral energy and vibrant colour and often explores ritual forms and performance aesthetics from Asian and Australian Aboriginal cultural sources. Some recurring themes in her work include "hiddenness and revelation", "violence and meditation" and ecstatic transformation.

Her music, which ranges from operatic and orchestral scores to site-specific installations, has been performed by some of the world's pre-eminent ensembles. Notably, she was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to write the orchestral work "Ecstatic Architecture" to celebrate the inaugural season of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2004.

Works by Liza Lim include:
Mother Tongue (2005) for soprano and 15 instruments
The Navigator (2007) opera in 6 scenes for five singers, 16 instruments and electronics
The Guest (2010) for recorder and orchestra

“Lim’s music here is full of iridescent and varied originality and wonderfully imaginative scoring.”
--Sydney Morning Herald
“I’m interested in all sounds, from all possible sources . . . silence is the moment of the richest potential, in which anything can happen.”
--Liza Lim
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