Albatross am Midway Atoll Refuge
Chris Jordan (via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters) / CC BY 2.0

Liza Lim — Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus

Every aesthetic trace, every footprint of an object, sparkles with absence.
Sensual things are elegies to the disappearance of objects.
(Timothy Morton, Realist Magic)

How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea?
(Shakespeare, Sonnet No. 65)


1. Anthropogenic debris
2. Retrograde inversion
3. Autocorrect
4. Endangered Stars (outtakes)
5. Dawn chorus

These subtitles speak of degradation, vortices of collapse, attempts to sing in extinguished languages, to communicate despite poor sampling rates, and of a ridiculous outpouring of hope across rifts of understanding.
—Liza Lim, 2017

Commissioned by Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, with the support of the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund (Australia).

7 May 2018
7.30 p.m.
Vienna, Wiener Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal grenz.wert Continental Drift and Pangaea EA EA EA

America, Australia, Europe. – The snug fit of the shelves’ margins, of the continents’ coastlines covered by water, reveals the boundaries to be no dividing lines, but connecting seams. Pangaea – one earth.

Ashley Fure — New Work Austrian Premiere
Vito Žuraj — Tension 
Austrian Premiere
Liza Lim — Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus
Austrian Premiere

Sophie Schafleitner, violin
conductor: Peter Rundel

29 April 2018
11.00 a.m.
Witten, Steiner Schule Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus UA

 

Liza Lim — Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus World Premiere

Sophie Schafleitner, violin
conductor: Peter Rundel

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