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AVANT-GARDE MUSIC AND EXHIBITIONS
SONNENALLEE 99, B E R L I N

L.LIXENBERG
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http://lorelixenberg.wordpress.com

Born in the UK Loré Lixenberg’s career began with Theatre de Complicite, working with Simon Mcburney on ‘Out of a House Walked a Man’ for the National Theatre that used texts by the Soviet writer Daniil Harms. Following this, her work spans from performing on concert platforms and opera scenes to new installations and vocals performances with experimental visual and sound artists (Stelarc, Bruce Mclean, David Toop). She has worked with and performed the works of composers such as Georges Aperghis, Bent Soerensen, Helmut Oehring, Mark-Anthony Turnage, György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Beat Furrer, Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell-Davies, Earle Brown, Luc Ferrari and Gerald Barry in contemporary music festivals worldwide. She premiered the role of Ida in ‘Under Himlen’ by Soerensen for the Danish Royal Opera and in 2011 and 2014 the role of Cousin Shelly in ‘Anna Nicole’ of Turnage for The Royal Opera Covent Garden. She also premiered ‘As I Am’ by Dai Fujikura with EIC, also performing a Luciano Berio programme with them, conducted by Susanna Maalki and performing the same work at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo where she also gave a Fujikura/Schubert recital with Andrew West for ‘La Folle Journee’. She premiered ‘Aatie’ by Frederic Acquaviva at La Fenice in Venice where she was in residency at to prepare her own post-shamanic work ‘Bird’ using hyper-extentions of the voice. Lixenberg has premiered soundworks by the creator of Lettrism Isidore Isou and directed a version of ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ using multi-vocal disciplines both in London and Copenhagen. In London she curated the UK premiere of the Lettrist poets Lemaitre, Poyet and Broutin. She is director-residence for the Copenhagen based physical music theatre group SCENATET for whom she also directed Mauricio Kagel’s ‘Staatstheater’ for the SPOR festival and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Aperghis in Copenhagen, supported by the DIVA residency programme. She directed the UK premiere of ‘Staatstheater’ by Kagel at the University of Durham and The Sage, Gateshead where she also directed ‘Anticredos’ by Trevor Wishart, ‘Récitations’ by Aperghis and ‘A-Ronne’ by Berio. She collaborates regularly with New Music Projects Wien, with whom she created performances based on the writings of the patients at Gugging and the ancient texts of the plainchant ‘Osterspiel’ and ‘Song of Songs’ for Schloss Wolkersdorf and Stift Klosterneuberg. She regularly performs with the award winning avant-garde performance group ‘Apartment House’ and has been performing  John Cage’s music, in particular ‘Aria’, ‘Songbooks’ and the ‘Europeras’ since 1992. In 2004 she performed John Cage ‘Aria’ to critical acclaim for the London Symphony Orchestra Cage Festival and performed the Bayreuth premiere of this work in 2011. 2012 she recorded the premiere of the complete Cage’s ‘Songbooks’ for Sub Rosa on CD, with Gregory Rose and Rob Worby and Acquaviva’s ‘Aatie’ on CD/DVD, that she also performed at Deep Listening Festival, Kingston and Phill Niblock Experimental Intermedia Gallery, New York. She recently performed her own compositions ‘The End Of Civilisation As We Know It’ and ‘Bird’ at Ikon Gallery, ‘Adipose‘ at Spitalfields Festival, London and is working on her new project ‘Insect’. She will be touring Europe with a programm devoted to the link of avant-garde movements and music in the XXth century : ‘Manifesto’ and be directing ‘Infinito Nero‘ by Sciarrino for SCENATET. She will also be singing the role of Judith in Bartok’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ in the UK. She also published her first artis book ‘Memory Maps’ and her first monographic CD ‘The afternoon of a phone’ (£@B), continuing project with ‘Kafka Fragments‘ with violinist Aisha Orezbayeva. She will be recording song cycles with Brodsky String Quartet for Chandos in 2015 and singing the title role in ‘The Mother‘ by Laurence Osborn for the Opera Group, as well as creating ‘Looking for courage‘, a new opera by Niels Ronshold and Zhang Lin in China ,  ‘Loré Ipsum‘ by Acquaviva and new pieces by Pauline Oliveros and Phill Niblock.



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