A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Olga Neuwirth

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April 12, 1990: Cigarren (elementar) for soprano and string trio by Olga Neuwirth (21) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Vienna.
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May 18, 1991: Two stage works by Olga Neuwirth (22) to words of Jelinek are performed for the first time, in Vienna: Der Wald (Ein tönendes Fastfoodgericht), a mini-opera, and Körperliche Verânderungen, a music theatre. Also premiered is Neuwirth’s Zwischenmusik which ties the two together.
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May 1, 1992: ?!dialogues suffisants!? for cello, percussion, and tape by Olga Neuwirth (23) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Vienna.
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June 3, 1992: Cthulhu-Ludium—vor der Dunkelheit for orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (23) is performed for the first time, in the Stefaniesaal, Graz.
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June 28, 1992: Canon of Funny Phases for six players and 16 video monitors by Olga Neuwirth (23) is performed for the first time, in the Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
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June 30, 1992: Die Schamlosen, oder Ein Spektakel, a Kurzoper by Olga Neuwirth (23) to words of Charms, Plath, and Zürn, is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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July 23, 1992: Schlagschatten for bassoon and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (23) is performed for the first time, in Szombathely, Hungary.
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August 14, 1992: For J.C.—in memoriam John Cage for two performers and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (24) is performed for the first time, in Dartington.
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August 19, 1992: Worddust of Minraud for 16 voices by Olga Neuwirth (24), to words of Burroughs, is performed for the first time, in Dartington.
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August 22, 1992: Quingelquingelquis Weg durchs Orchester for children’s orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (24) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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October 14, 1992: Let’s Play, Play, Play for clarinet, two trumpets, and percussion by Olga Neuwirth (24) is performed for the first time, in Deutschlandsberg.
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October 9, 1993: Lonicera Caprifolium for chamber ensemble and tape by Olga Neuwirth (25) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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February 25, 1994: Jardin désert for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, electronics, and video by Olga Neuwirth (25) is performed for the first time, in Vienna. See 27 February 1995.
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April 6, 1994: Punch & Judy, for soprano and small ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (25) to words of Artmann, is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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September 10, 1994: Five Daily Miniatures for countertenor, bass clarinet, piano, violin, and cello by Olga Neuwirth (26), to words of Stein, is performed for the first time, in Royaumont, France.
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September 18, 1994: Spleen for bass clarinet by Olga Neuwirth (26) is performed for the first time, in Schwaz, Austria.
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October 8, 1994: Two new works are performed for the first time, in Graz: Sans Soleil for two ondes Martenot, orchestra, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (26), and La lugubre gondola/Das Eismeer for two pianos by Wolfgang Rihm (42), composed in memory of Luigi Nono. See 14 September 1992.
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February 27, 1995: Vexierbilder for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (26) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio Bremen. It is a reworking of her Jardin désert. See 25 February 1994.
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June 24, 1995: Aufenthalt, an oratorio for two vocal soloists, two speakers, chamber ensemble, and tape by Olga Neuwirth (26) to words of Jelinek, is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of SDR, originating in Stuttgart.
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September 30, 1995: La Vie-…ulcérant(e) for two countertenors, viola d’amore, cello, double bass, electric guitar, and bass clarinet by Olga Neuwirth (27), to words of Perec, is performed for the first time, in Royaumont, France.
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October 4, 1995: Akroate Hadal for string quartet by Olga Neuwirth (27) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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October 22, 1995: Vampyrotheone for bass clarinet, electric guitar, baritone saxophone, and three chamber groups by Olga Neuwirth (27) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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March 17, 1996: Quasare/Pulsare for violin and piano by Olga Neuwirth (27) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Vienna. See 24 September 2005.
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June 3, 1996: Metal/Pallas for four-track tape by Olga Neuwirth (27) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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October 11, 1996: Talking Houses, a visual and audio presentation of the main square of Deutschlandsberg, by Olga Neuwirth (28) and Hans Hoffer, takes place in Graz.
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October 20, 1996: Pallas/Construction for three percussionists and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (28) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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March 14, 1997: Hooloomooloo for chamber ensemble and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (28) is performed for the first time, in the Philarmonie, Berlin.
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March 14, 1997: …risonanze?... for viola d’amore by Olga Neuwirth (28) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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April 3, 1997: Sounds of an Imaginary City, a radio play by Olga Neuwirth (28), is heard for the first time, over the airwaves of Kunstradio (ORF).
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April 26, 1997: Elfi und Andi for speaker, electric guitar, double bass, bass clarinet, saxophone, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (28) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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June 27, 1997: Todesraten, a radio play by Olga Neuwirth (28) to words of Jelinek, is heard for the first time, over the airwaves of Bayerischer Rundfunk.
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October 5, 1997: Sound-Cases of Memory, a sound installation by Olga Neuwirth (29), opens in the Gallery “gelbe musik”, Berlin.
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October 24, 1997: Photophorus for two electric guitars and orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (29) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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November 27, 1997: Nova Mob for six women’s voices and tape by Olga Neuwirth (29), to words of Burroughs, is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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February 25, 1998: Ondate for saxophone quartet by Olga Neuwirth (29) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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April 15, 1998: Fondamenta (Hommage à Joseph Brodsky) for bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, and cello by Olga Neuwirth (29) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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July 5, 1998: Nova/Minraud for soprano and tape by Olga Neuwirth (29), to words of Burroughs, is performed for the first time, in Schloß Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
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August 10, 1998: Hommage à Klaus Nomi, a cycle for countertenor and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (30) to words of various authors, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg. See 7 March 2008.
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November 27, 1998: Theatermusik for Ein Sportstück by Elfriede Jelinek for tape by Olga Neuwirth (30) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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February 11, 1999: Zwei Räthsel von W.A.M. for soprano, alto, viola, cello, six cymbals and electronics, by Olga Neuwirth (30), to words of WA Mozart (†207) and Leopold Mozart (†211), is performed for the first time, in Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice.
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March 20, 1999: Spleen II for bass flute by Olga Neuwirth (30) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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May 26, 1999: …morphologische Fragmente… for soprano, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion by Olga Neuwirth (30), to words of Goethe, is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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June 19, 1999: Bählamms Fest, a music theatre by Olga Neuwirth (30) to words of Carrington and Jelinek, is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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June 23, 1999: Fragment no.2 for string quartet by Elliott Carter (90) is performed for the first time, in the Cuvilliestheater, Munich. Also premiered is Fetzen for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (47) and Settori for string quartet by Olga Neuwirth (30).
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October 19, 1999: voluta/sospeso for basset horn, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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November 22, 1999: …ad auras… in memoriam H. for two violins and percussion by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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January 20, 2000: Clinamen/Nodus for strings, percussion, and celesta by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in London.
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March 22, 2000: Two duets from Bählamms Fest for two countertenors, bass clarinet, electric guitar, piano, viola d’amore, and cello by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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April 1, 2000: incidendo/fluido for piano and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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April 8, 2000: Instrumental-Inseln aus “Bählamms Fest” for chamber ensemble and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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April 17, 2000: Anaptyxis for orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (31) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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July 19, 2000: New works for Theremin are peformed for the first time, at Lincoln Center, New York: Suite for Theremin and Ensemble from “Bählamms Fest” by Olga Neuwirth (31), and exercise 28 for theremin, violin, horn, and bass by Christian Wolff (66).
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October 19, 2000: The Long Rain, a video opera by Olga Neuwirth (32), after Bradbury, is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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February 20, 2001: Abenteuer in Sachen Haut (Raum-Klang_installation für Schauspielerinnen) by Peter Carp after Thomas, with music by Olga Neuwirth (32) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre National de Luxembourg.
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March 11, 2001: Incidental music to Jelinek’s play Totenauberg by Olga Neuwirth (32) is performed for the first time, in Theater Freiburg.
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May 16, 2001: Spleen III for baritone saxophone by Olga Neuwirth (32) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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September 8, 2001: locus…doublure…solus for piano and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, in the Hauptschule Sporthalle, Schwaz, Austria. See 8 February 2002 and 21 March 2004.
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September 13, 2001: Construction in space for bass clarinet, bass flute, soprano saxophone, tuba, four ensembles, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, in Innsbruck.
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October 24, 2001: ecstaloop for soprano, speaker, and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, in Lörrach, Switzerland.
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November 11, 2001: Ondate II for two bass clarinets by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, in Wellington, New Zealand.
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January 31, 2002: torsion: transparent variation for bassoon and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio-France, Paris.
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February 8, 2002: locus…doublure…solus for orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (33) is performed for the first time, in Antwerp. See 8 September 2001 and 21 March 2004.
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August 31, 2002: Verfremdung/Entfremdung for flute and piano by Olga Neuwirth (34) is performed for the first time, in the Luzernersaal, Lucerne.
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April 2, 2003: torsion for bassoon by Olga Neuwirth (34) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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October 31, 2003: Lost Highway, a video opera by Olga Neuwirth (35) to words of Jelinek and the composer after Lynch and Gifford, is performed for the first time, in Helmut-List-Halle, Graz.
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March 21, 2004: locus…doublure…solus for three orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (35) is performed for the first time, in Berlin. See 8 September 2001 and 8 February 2002.
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July 24, 2004: Marsyas for piano by Olga Neuwirth (35) is performed for the first time, in Dortmund.
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October 14, 2004: Zefiro aleggia…nell’infinito for bassoon and orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (36) is performed for the first time, in Teatro la Fenice, Venice.
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October 21, 2004: …ce qui arrive… for voice, video, tape, and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (36), to words of Auster, Patner, and Dee, is performed for the first time, in Helmut-List-Halle, Graz.
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June 4, 2005: …le temps désenchanté…ou dialogue aux enfers, a sound installation by Olga Neuwirth (36), opens at Place Igor-Stravinsky in Paris. It will last until 11 June.
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June 10, 2005: Marsyas II for flute, viola, cello, and piano by Olga Neuwirth (36) is performed for the first time, in Heimbach, Germany.
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September 24, 2005: Quasare/Pulsare for flute and piano by Olga Neuwirth (37) is performed for the first time, in Parma. See 17 March 1996.
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October 6, 2005: Tintarella di luna for countertenor and piano by Olga Neuwirth (37), to words of Michelangelo, Leopardi, and Sappho, is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Vienna.
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October 20, 2005: …ce qui arrive… a theatre piece for speaker, chamber ensemble, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (37) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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February 12, 2006: spazio elastico for chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (37) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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June 20, 2006: The Cartographer Song for soprano, two clarinets, viola, cello, and double bass by Olga Neuwirth (37), to words of Fleischmann, is performed for the first time, in Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh.
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August 20, 2006: …miramondo multiplo… for trumpet and orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (38) is performed for the first time, in the Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, directed by Pierre Boulez (81).
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September 24, 2006: Laki for trumpet by Olga Neuwirth (38) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la musique et de la danse, Strasbourg.
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January 27, 2007: Musik zu “Symphonie Diagonale” von Viking Eggeling for chamber ensemble and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (38) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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June 28, 2007: Diagonal Symphony for chamber ensemble, electronics, and film by Olga Neuwirth (38) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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August 19, 2007: In Nacht und Eis for bassoon and accordion by Olga Neuwirth (39) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Vienna.
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January 24, 2008: In Nacht und Eis for bassoon, cello and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (39) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Neuer Saal, Vienna.
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March 7, 2008: Hommage à Klaus Nomi, a cycle for countertenor and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (39) is performed for the first time, with the addition of five new songs, in Berlin. See 8 October 1998.
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August 28, 2008: Kloing! for electronics and piano by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in Weimar.
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October 19, 2008: …miramondo multiplo… for trumpet and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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October 27, 2008: Three works for film by Olga Neuwirth (40) are performed for the first time, in Vienna: no more secrets, no more lies, a videoclip for three songs with Goregette Dee, Musik zum Stummfilm with Viking Eggeling, and …miramondo multiplo…, a film by the composer.
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November 25, 2008: A revised version of Lost Highway Suite for six soloists and chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la musique, Paris. The original version was withdrawn.
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March 20, 2009: …disenchanted time…, a Kurzfilm-Essay by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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April 22, 2009: L’Eve future remémorée, a radio play by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in the Kosmostheater, Vienna.
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May 31, 2009: Addio…sognando for trumpet by Olga Neuwirth (40) is performed for the first time, in the Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria.
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October 10, 2009: Remnants of songs…an Amphigory for viola and orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (41) is performed for the first time, in Helmut-List-Halle, Graz.
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December 10, 2009: Un posto nell’acqua for chamber ensemble by Olga Neuwirth (41) is performed for the first time, in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
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December 14, 2009: only and end for orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (41) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio Ö1, Vienna.
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January 15, 2010: In the realms of the Unreal for string quartet by Olga Neuwirth (41) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la musique, Paris.
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July 24, 2010: Hommage à Klaus Nomi for chamber orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (41) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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October 24, 2011: Kloing! and A songplay in 9 fits, a music theatre by Olga Neuwirth (43), to words of Jelinek, is performed for the first time, at Opéra Garnier, Paris.
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March 16, 2012: Ishmaela’s White World for soprano, chamber ensemble, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (43) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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May 25, 2012: The Outcast (Hommage à Herman Melville), a music theatre by Olga Neuwirth (43) to words of Gifford after Melville, is performed for the first time, in Mannheim.
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September 30, 2012: American Lulu, an opera by Olga Neuwirth (44), after Alban Berg, to words of Utz and the composer (tr.Stokes and Kerkhoff-Saxon) is performed for the first time, at the Komische Oper, Berlin.
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November 21, 2012: Das Fallen. Die Falle – Komponieren in New York, a sound installation by Olga Neuwirth (44) opens in the Charim Galerie, Vienna.
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November 6, 2014: Weariness Heals Wounds I for viola by Olgan Neuwirth (46) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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November 10, 2014: Maudite soit la guerre for nine players by Olga Neuwirth (46) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la Musique, Paris.
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May 6, 2015: Masaot/Clocks Without Hands for orchestra by Olga Neuwirth (46) is performed for the first time, in the Cologne Philharmonie.
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August 7, 2015: Eleanor for blues singer, drummer, ensemble, and samples by Olga Neuwirth (47) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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October 18, 2015: Le Encantadas o le avventure nel mare delle meraviglie for six players, samples, and live electronics by Olga Neuwirth (47) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.