Composition Forum: Katharina Rosenberger

Composition Forum: Katharina Rosenberger
Date and Time
Tuesday April 14th, 2020
3:00 - 4:30pm
About this event

This Composition Forum will feature composer Katharina Rosenberger discussing three of her works:

  • Gesang an das noch namenlose Land for string trio
  • SPUREN for surround orchestra
  • quartet – bodies in performance, an audio-visual installation

In all three, the composer explores different temporal modalities of how the instruments play together and communicate. 

Much of Katharina Rosenberger's work manifests in an interdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard, and seen, taking the audience to peculiar places – ambiguous and deceiving – where the usual expectations have to be thrown overboard. 

Born in Zurich, Rosenberger is a Professor at the Department of Music, University of California, San Diego. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Tristan Murail.

Her compositions, installations, and interdisciplinary stage work have been featured at festivals throughout Europe and the U.S. Rosenberger is a recipient of the 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. In the past, she has been awarded with the “Mediaprojects Award” /  Sitemapping of the Swiss Federal Agency (OFC) for her installation work VIVA VOCE (2013) and Room V (2006). Her portrait CD, TEXTUREN with the Wet Ink Ensemble on HatHut Records, has been awarded the prestigious Copland Recording Grant and was selected for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, Bestenliste 4-2012. Her music can be heard on Hat Hut Records, Unit Records, and Akenaton.

Please note that you will need to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting via Zoom.

Event Sponsor
Department of Music, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics