Olga Neuwirth
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Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 Musik zu "Die Stadt ohne Juden" - für verstärktes Ensemble und Zuspielung 2017
2 Trurliade - Zone Zero - for solo percussion and orchestra 2016 30m
3 Trurl-Tichy-Tinkle 2016 10m
4 Le Encantadas o le avventure nel mare delle meraviglie - für 6 im Raum verteilte Ensembles, Samples und Live-Elektronik 2015 1h 15m
5 "Maudite soit la Guerre" - music for the silent movie 2014
6 Ich seh / ich seh - music for the horror film 2014
7 Eleanor-Suite 2014 - 2015
8 Ishmala's White World 2012
9 "Das Fallen. Die Falle" - short film 2012
10 The Outcast 2010 - 2011 feature length
11 Hommage à Klaus Nomi 2010 20m
12 "Der Jäger Gracchus" - music for the theatre play 2010
13 un posto nell'acqua 2009
14 Remnants of songs...An Amphigory 2009 ~ 20m
15 "in the realms of the unreal" 2009 18m
16 a girl & a gun - music for the film 2009 93m
17 Addio...sognando 2009
18 "Undine geht" - music for the theatre play 2009
19 Kloing! 2008 37m
20 Lost Highway Suite 2008 25m
21 "Das Vaterspiel" - music for the film 2008
22 Diagonal Symphony 2007 9m
23 Hommage à Klaus Nomi - a songplay in nine fits 2007
24 horizontal/vertikal 2007 8m 30s
25 "... ich möchte den Himmel mit Händen fassen ..." 2007
26 In Nacht und Eis 2006 ~ 15m
27 "Tabu Tabu" - music for the theatre play 2006
28 "... durch Luft und Meer ..." - music and film 2006 32m
29 American Lulu - Overall concept and new interpretation of Alban Berg's opera "Lulu" 2006 - 2011 abendfüllend
30 "Parallelaktion" 2006
31 Laki 2005
32 M 2-9 / Menzel 3 2005
33 tintarella di luna - cold songs 2005
34 ...no more... 2005 ~ 4m
35 Theatermusik zu "Warten auf Godot" von Samuel Beckett 2005
36 Musik zu dem Dokumentarfilm "Erik(A)" von Kurt Mayer 2005
37 "... miramondo multiplo ..." 2005 20m
38 "... le temps désechanté ... ou dialogue aux enfer" - sound installation with film projection 2005
39 spazio elastico 2005 15m
40 "... disenchanted time ..." - short film essay 2005 35m
41 Italia Anno Zero, "Staged Concert", Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Olga Neuwirth und Roberto Paci Dalò nach Texten von Antonio Gramsci, Giacomo Leopardi und Pier Paolo Pasolini 2004 ~ 54m
42 "No more secrets, no more lies", drei Songs aus "…ce qui arrive..." 2004 ~ 7m
43 ...ce qui arrive... 2004 ~ 50m
44 Zefiro aleggia... nell'infinito... - für Fagott, Orchester und Zuspiel-CD 2004 ~ 15m
45 Marsyas 2004 ~ 15m
46 Masochistic Suite 2004
47 Theatermusik zu "Der jüngste Tag" von Ödön von Horváth 2003 - 2004
48 Torsion 2003 ~ 12m
49 Lost Highway 2002 - 2003 ~ 1h 40m
50 Theatermusik zu "Philoktet" von Heiner Müller 2002
51 Verfremdung/Entfremdung 2002 ~ 12m
52 torsion: transparent variation 2002 ~ 15m
53 Verfremdung/Entfremdung 2002
54 Theatermusik zu "Totenauberg" von Elfriede Jelinek 2001
55 locus ... doublure ... solus 2001 ~ 24m
56 locus ... doublure ... solus 2001 ~ 26m
57 ecstaloop 2001 ~ 17m
58 Construction in Space - Hommage à Naum Gabo - for 4 soloists, 4 ensemble groups and live-electronic 2001 ~ 45m
59 Abenteuer in Sachen Haut 2001 ~ 1h 10m
60 Der Tod und das Mädchen II 2000 ~ 1h 20m
61 Theatermusik zu "Ein Sommernachtstraum" von William Shakespeare 2000
62 Theatermusik zu "Virus - das Unabomber Projekt" von Henrik Schröder 2000
63 anaptyxis 2000 ~ 14m
64 incidendo/fluido 2000 ~ 13m
65 Clinamen/Nodus 1999 - 2000 ~ 15m
66 Anaptyxis 1999 - 2000
67 The Long Rain 1999 - 2000 ~ 45m
68 Suite 1999
69 ... ad auras ... - in memoriam H. 1999
70 ...ad auras... in memoriam H. 1999 ~ 12m
71 Spleen II 1999 8m
72 "Jogging" - music for the film 1999
73 ...morphologische Fragmente... 1999 ~ 11m
74 Zwei Räthsel von W.A.M. 1999 6m
75 settori - 2nd string quartet 1999 5m
76 voluta / sospeso 1999
77 Hommage à Klaus Nomi 1998
78 Nova/Minraud 1998 12m
79 Drei Rätsel von Mozart 1998 - 1999 ~ 6m
80 Ondate II 1998 13m
81 Todesraten 1997
82 Elfi und Andi 1997 18m
83 Photophorus 1997 15m
84 Fondamenta 1997
85 Bählamms Fest 1997 - 1999 ~ 1h 20m
86 Nova Mob 1997 12m
87 Ondate 1997 13m
88 sounds of an imaginary city 1997
89 sound-cases of memory 1997
90 astonished angels 1997
91 "Ein Sportstück" - music for the theatre play 1997
92 Quasare/Pulsare 1996 10m
93 Pallas/Construction 1996 25m
94 Metal/Pallas 1996 13m
95 talking houses 1996 31m
96 ... ?risonanze? ... 1996
97 Hooloomooloo 1996 15m
98 "Glienicker Brücke" - short film 1996
99 "Kaktus zupfen und Frösche treten" 1996
100 Vampyrotheone 1995 ~ 12m
101 Akroate Hadal 1995 ~ 9m
102 La vie - ... ulcérant(e) 1995 ~ 11m
103 Spleen 1994 7m
104 Vexierbilder 1994 10m
105 Jardin désert 1994 9m
106 Five Daily Miniatures 1994 9m
107 Sans soleil 1994 18m
108 Lonicera Caprifolium 1993 17m
109 Punch & Judy 1993 - 1994 35m
110 Canon of Funny Phases 1992 13m
111 Aufenthalt 1992 - 1993 19m
112 Schlagschatten 1992 3m
113 Duplus-Duplex 1992 - 1993
114 !?dialogues suffisants!? 1992 12m
115 Quingelquingelquis Weg durchs Orchester 1992 10m
116 Let's play, play, play ... 1992 8m
117 Worddust of Minraud 1992 7m
118 Cthulhu-Ludium - Vor der Dunkelheit 1991 - 1992 11m
119 Zwischenmusik 1991 - 1992
120 Die Schamlosen 1990 10m
121 Körperliche Veränderungen 1990 - 1991 28m
122 Die neugierigen alten Frauen 1990
123 "5 Stück Filmmusik" - music for the short film by Quay Brothers 1990 7m
124 Der Wald 1989 11m
125 Fünf Stück Filmmusik - music for the short film by Brothers Quay (London) 1989 7m
126 Cigarren (elementar) 1989 8m
127 For J.C. - in memoriam John Cage - for two performers and tone generators 1989
128 Bagatellen für Violoncello allein 1988 7m
129 Der rosarote Zwerg auf dem Weg nach Garanas - or Die gelbe Kuh tanzt Ragtime 1985 10m
130 SPLEEN III 9m
131 "... möchte den Himmel mit Händen fassen ..." - music for the radio play fragment
132 "L 'Eve future remémorée" - music for the radio play 20m

General Information

Year of Birth:  1968
Date of Birth:  4. August 1968
Place of Birth:  Graz
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Neuwirth was born in Graz in 1968. From 1985 to 1986 she studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (composition and theory) as well as at the San Francisco Art College (painting and film). From 1987 to 1993 she studied composition at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts under Erich Urbanner as well as in the Institute for Composition and Electro-Acoustics. She received further stimulation from encounters with Adriana Hölszky and Luigi Nono. From 1993 to 1994 she participated in IRCAM's stage d'informatique musicale, where she studied under Tristan Murail in Paris.

 

Among Olga Neuwirth's central artistic concerns is questioning the mutual dependence of different qualities of apprehension. The points of departure of her works are sound, image and spoken materials of various origins and natures, which are combined with one another without consideration for their properties, yet with a considerable sense of the effect of dramaturgical developments.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1975

lessons from the age of seven

1985 - 1986

Art College: painting and film

1985 - 1986

composition and music theory

1987 - 1993

composition

1987 - 1993

electro-acoustics

1987 - 1993

electro-acoustics

1993

diploma and master's degree

1993 - 1994

studies

participation at the Stage d'informatique musicale

summer courses

summer courses (Vinko Globokar)

crucial encouragement through meeting Adriana Hölszky, Luigi Nono

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1994

jury member

1994

member

1996

guest

2006

member

2013

member of the Academy of Arts Munich

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1994
1997
1997
1998

Next Generation: portrait concerts

1999
2000
2000
2000
2004
2004
2004

Festival Musica

2004
2005
2005
2006
2006
2006
2007
2007

documenta 12

2008
2008
2009
2009
2010
2010
2011

portrait concert

2011
2013

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1992

promotional award

1993

scholarship

1993

Max Brand Award

1994

promotional award

1994

publicity award

1995

guest artist on the programme

1996

composition award

1997

radio play award

1997

state scholarship for composition

1999

promotional award

1999

Plöner Hindemith Award

1999

Ernst Krenek Award

2000

composer in residence: Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen

2002

composer in residence

2005

music award

2008

artist award

2008

participation in the International Rostrum of Composers

2009

South Bank Show Award für Lost Highway

2010

Grand State Prize of Austria

2010

Louis Spohr Preis

2011

nominated with "Das Vaterspiel" for the Austrian Film Award

2016

composer in residence

Description of Style

Among Olga Neuwirth's central artistic concerns is questioning the mutual dependence of different qualities of apprehension. The points of departure of her works are sound, image and spoken materials of various origins and natures, which are combined with one another without consideration for their properties, yet with a considerable sense of the effect of dramaturgical developments.

Discography, Projects

Lost Highway (Kairos)

Olga Neuwirth & ICI Ensemble (NEOS Jazz)

Der Tod und das Mädchen (col legno contemporary)

Chamber Music (Kairos)

Der Meister und die Zweiflerin (Schweizer Radio DRS)

Olga Neuwirth (Klangforum Wien, Kairos)

Todesraten (col legno)

Bählamms Fest (Kairos)

Dokumentation Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000 (col legno)

musica viva 02 (col legno)

Zeitenwechsel (35 Jahre DAAD)

Vom Eise befreit (EMI)

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (col legno)

Dokumentation Donaueschinger Musiktage 1995 (col legno)

Olga Neuwirth (Accord)