Composing Women Project with Liza Lim


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:30pm


ArtLab 140 N.Harvard St Allston, MA

Women composers

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Composer Liza Lim and women composers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music join Harvard's Claire Chase & students from the music department for a performance and conversation. 

MacArthur Fellow and flute virtuoso Claire Chase and her students will present excerpts of five original pieces from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women program in a lunch-time performance and conversation. Fellows of the Composing Women Program will be present.

The Composing Women Program is an innovative initiative that enables postgraduate women student-composers to work closely with industry partners, such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Chamber Opera, to develop their own work along with professional skills. 

Liza Lim, composer, educator and researcher whose music focuses on collaborative and transcultural practices.  Lim is director of the Composing Women Program and has received commissions and performances from some of the world’s pre-eminent orchestras (Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, BBC, WDR, SWR) and was Resident Composer with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2005 & 2006. Her work has been featured at the Spoleto Festival (USA), Miller Theatre New York, Festival d’Automne à Paris, the Salzburg, Lucerne, Holland, Venice Biennale Festivals and all the major Australian festivals. She has had a 30-year collaboration with the ELISION Ensemble and has regularly worked with Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, International Contemporary Ensemble, Arditti String Quartet and JACK Quartet amongst others.

Claire Chase, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music at Harvard University, is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator, and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the world by building organizations, forming alliances, pioneering commissioning initiatives, and supporting educational programs that reach new audiences. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012, and in 2017 was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize.