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Liza Lim

 b. 1966Liza Lim



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:

Till Knipper
Promotion Manager
G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH
part of Universal Music Publishing Classical Stralauer
Allee 1
D-10245 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0) 30 52007-1329

Born in Perth, now based in Manchester, UK * Combines visceral energy and vibrant color with the intellect of modernism * Uses dissonance and sensuality of timbre in an expressive idiom * Explores forms of ritual and performance aesthetics in Asian and Australian Aboriginal cultures * Themes: ecstatic transformation, “radiance and shadows,” “violence and meditation” * Recent commissions from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Festival d’Automne, Lucerne Festival, Bayerischer Runkfunk Orchestra, Salzburg Festival * Closely associated with the ELISION Ensemble for over 20 years.

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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