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Compositions // Theatre & Film Music

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10.3.2022 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London (Newest Edition)
“Night Shift”
for audience, ensemble, choir and soloists
Remix Ensemble Casa da Música-Porto
Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer

24 & 25.6.2022 Adelaide Town Hall
Earth Plays V - Ediacaran
for orchestra (new part to Earth Plays cycle) WP
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Benjamin Northey

28 - 30.7.2022 Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall WP
Fifty Fanfares
Commission for orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Simone Young

3.8.2022 Concert Hall, QPAC; Brisbane
Piece 43 For Now
for Chamber Orchestra
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Elena Schwarz

2021

  • Dulab Al Paloma

    A film for ARTE by Uli Aumüller with music by Cathy Milliken, Dietmar Wiesner, Uli Aumüller and Improvisations by Ensemble Extrakte and Guests.

2020

  • Dulab Al Taj

    A film for ARTE by Uli Aumüller with music by Cathy Milliken, Uli Aumüller and improvisations by Ensemble Extrakte.

2018

  • Shoes

    for clarinet, percussion, zheng and electronics. Music to the film "Shoes" by Lois Weber. Commissioned and produced by Arte. Premiere 8.3.2018

  • Suspense

    for clarinet, percussion, zheng and electronics. Music to the film "Suspense" by Lois Weber. Commissioned and produced by Arte. Premiere 8.3.2018

2016

  • Wendengesang (Leaving Heart)

    for soprano and violin. A musical theatre Installation for soprano and violin. Commissioned by the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival. Premiered by Frauke Aulbert and Elfa Run Kristinsdottir 25.6.2016

2012

  • Split by two

    Music theatre piece based on texts by John Berger for two voices, oboe, recorders, mouth organs, sampler by Kate Strong/Cathy Milliken Premiere 30.8.2012 at the Ankunft Bahnhof Festival, Berlin Soloists: Kate Strong and Cathy Milliken

2004

  • Filmstudie

    for trombone, cello, bass guitar, piano, two percussion commissioned by Ensemble Ascolta, Stuttgart, for the film of the same name by Hans Richter (DVD: Arte TV)

2003

  • A Musical Fantasy

    Theatre version of the radio plays "Denotaion Babel" and "Cosmic Memos" Direction/composition: Kretzschmar/Milliken/Wiesner Schauspiel Frankfurt

  • Antigone

    for voices and diverse instruments played by actors. Choral composition for "Antigone" based on Sophocles/Hölderlin Schauspiel Frankfurt, director: Wanda Golonka

  • India Song

    for tenor, viola, tape. Composition for "India Song" by Marguarite Duras Schauspiel Frankfurt, director: Wanda Golonka

2002

  • L'invitation au Voyage

    Silent film music to L'invitation au Voyage by Germaine Dulac. for clarinet, trumpet, two percussion, piano, viola and violoncello. Premiered during the Germain Dulac Retrospective, Frankfurt 2006 produced by Arte TV

2001

  • Hamletink

    Music theatre piece based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet for actor, horn, two violoncello, sampler, percussion, tape, video Commissioned by Wissenschaftstadt Darmstadt Producer: International Music Institute, Darmstadt Co-producers: ZKM, Karlsruhe and "The Australia Council for the Arts Funding Body"

  • La Vie de Bohème

    Based on the film of the same name by Aki Kaurismäki, and the novel "Scenes of Bohemian Life, Paris" by Henri Murger Composition: HCD Productions (Hermann Kretzschmar, Cathy Milliken, Dietmar Wiesner), director Andre Wilms

2000

  • Cosmic Memos

    for two speaker/singers (male and female), viola, horn, contrabass, percussion, Radio play/texts taken from works by Italo Calvino Direction/composition/libretto by HCD PRODUCTIONS: Hermann Kretzschmar/Cathy Milliken/Dietmar Wiesner Hessian Broadcasting Station/ZKM, Karlsruhe 2000 Radio play of the month 2001 Westfalen jury prize for best direction

1997

  • Theatre music

    for soprano saxophone, viola, double bass. Incidental music for Marguerite Duras' "Susannah Andler". Chichester Festival Theatre, GB, director: Lindy Davies

1995

  • Theatre music

    for violoncello and sampler. Incidental music for "Scenes from an Execution" by Howard Barker. Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney, director Lindy Davies.

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