Cathy Milliken


Compositions // Radio Play

Upcoming and review- scroll for Compositions

Upcoming 2016

August 2016: Artistic Leader and composer for the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. (AUSTRIA)

July 2016: Leading workshops for a new composition for Tyalgum to be performed at the Tyalgum Festival later in September. (AUSTRALIA)

June 2016: Performance of "Glockenflügel" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the opening in Wismar on 17th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of "Wendengesang- leaving heart" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on 25th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of participatory project "Wenden und Drehen" on 25th June, commissioned by Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of the participatory opera, "GAACH- a sort of Folk Opera" as part of the Munich Biennale 2016 (GERMANY)

May 2016: Leading improvisation workshops during the Easter Festival of the Rheinsburg Akademie. (GERMANY)

April 2016: Leading workshops in Schools and at the North-West University of Potchefstrom- Music Department. (SOUTH AFRICA)

April 2016: Presenting "We are all stars" by Chris Wainwright in collaboration with Cathy Milliken at Nihonbashi Institute for contemporary Arts, Tokyo, 4-14th April. (JAPAN)

March 2016: Performance of "Earth Plays" at Adelaide Festival/Tectonics. (AUSTRALIA)

March 2016: appearing at the Armory, New York, as speaker in Louis Andriessens opera "De Materie" with ICE Ensemble and Peter Rundel, directed by Heiner Goebbels. (U.S.A.)

February 2016: presenting: Klangspuren-Lautstark and Lautstärker at the Symposium for"The Art of Music Education" , Hamburg /Körberstiftung. see Composition 2013- "Augenblicke". (GERMANY)

Here a quick review of projects and compositions in 2015.

The collaborative opera "Comfort Ye" won the RESEO/YAMA Award for the best opera for young audiences.

Recording and Broadcasting of Metamorphoses (Five Step) for String Quintet for the Radio Play Metamorphoses by Florian Goldberg and Heike Tauch.

Performance of the Innsbruck theme song (Insbruck Stadtlied) for the Childrens Olympics opening in Innsbruck January 2016- Artistic Leaders, Cathy Milliken, Christoph W. Bauer.

Led the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival.

Led "We are all Stars", a production by Future Labo in collaboration with Chris Wainwright for Kamaishi, Tohoku.

December 2015: Earth Plays I-IV. Premiere of orchestral work commissioned by Musica Viva for the Bayrischer Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester.


  • Bunyah

    A radio play by Cathy Milliken and Dietmar Wiesner based on texts by Les Muray and translations by Margitt Lehbert. Produced by SW2 Radio, Germany. Winner of the Prix Italia - Music Section 2015.


  • The Flowering of the Naked Body (Die Blüte des nackten Körpers)

    Radio play based on old Egyptian lyric poetry for clarinet (also bass clarinet, birbyne), Kanun, percussion, contrabass (also electric bass) Adaptation: Raoul Schrott/Prod. Hessian Broadcasting Composition/production HCD Productions (Hermann Kretzschmar, Cathy Milliken, Dietmar Wiesner)


  • House of Voices (Haus aus Stimmen)

    radio play version of the music theatre piece of the same name for two voices, countertenor, string quartet, choir and film Libretto: Silke Scheuermann production/composition: Cathy Milliken/Dietmar Wiesner 2008 German Critics' Prize


  • New Looks

    Radio play/ texts taken from works by William Shakespeare Deutschland Radio 2003 "Prix Marulic", Zagreb Radio


  • More Looks

    Live Version for speaker, sampler and piano Radio play/texts taken from works by William Shakespeare Hessian Broadcasting/Artists Corner


  • Denotation Babel

    Radio play/Text by Helmut Krausser Composition/production by HCD PRODUCTIONS and HR2: Hermann Kretzschmar/Cathy Milliken/Dietmar Wiesner Hessian Broadcasting Station (HR2) Winner of the "Prix Italia" 2000

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