Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8pm
Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities. The musicians of ICE and Yarn/Wire are longstanding champions of Wang Lu, and their enthusiastic devotion will be on full display in this important showcase.
- Wang Lu composer
- International Contemporary Ensemble
- new work for Yarn/Wire (2019), world premiere, Miller Theatre co-commission
- Childhood Amnesia (2017)
- Rates of Extinction (2016)
- Urban Inventory (2015)
- Siren Song (2008)
Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo by Matt Zugale for Miller Theatre.