Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8pm
The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism. She avidly collaborates with International Contemporary Ensemble, of which she was a founding composer, for an evening of recent works.
Du Yun, composer
International Contemporary Ensemble
LEGO 1 An Empty Garlic, finale (2014)
LEGO 2 Ixtab, 10pm · Dinosaur Scar (2013/2018)
LEGO 3 Under a tree, an udātta (2016)
LEGO 4 Zinc Oxide, a tale of a seagull (2010)
LEGO 5 Air Glow (2006/2018)
Vicissitudes No. 1 (2002)
Impeccable Quake (2004)
Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.
Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.