Olga Neuwirth
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Compositions

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