Olga Neuwirth is one of the world’s leading composers * was a pioneer of audiovisual composition in the 1990s with her cross-genre art * studied in Vienna, San Francisco and Paris * Adriana Hölszky, Tristan Murail and Luigi Nono were important influences on her own music * her artistic outlook has always involved multiple aesthetics, from film, literature, visual art, natural science, and everyday culture * she is particularly focused on the interdisciplinary approach of an “art-in-between” that speaks to all the senses * works with international top-rank artists * has also always raised her voice emphatically in cultural and socio-political matters * received numerous international commissions and awards
Works by Olga Neuwirth include:
locus...doublure...solus (2001) for piano and orchestra (or ensemble)
Lost Highway (2002-03) music theatre work based on David Lynch's film
...miramondo multiplo... (2006) for trumpet and orchestra (or ensemble)
Remnants of songs... an Amphigory (2009) for viola and orchestra
Looking ahead: new work for Wien Modern with Georg Baselitz and Quatuor Diotima (25 Nov); composer residency with Orchestre National de Lyon includes ...miramondo multiplo... with Håkan Hardenberger (12 Mar 2022), Locus...doublure...solus conducted by Ilan Volkov (26 Mar) and world premiere of new orchestral work Dreydl conducted by Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (20 May); projects include a clarinet concerto for Jörg Widmann.
"Olga Neuwirth loves a changeable, amorphous sound - a sound whose inner and outer forms are constantly moving" — Stefan Drees
Also visit the Olga Neuwirth website at www.olganeuwirth.com
Compositions before 2000 and between 2009 and 2021 are published with Ricordi.