Lise Morrison (1988, South African Republic/ Netherlands) is a composer of instrumental and electroacoustic music, currently based in The Hague, Netherlands. Notable performances and collaborators include the Ives Ensemble, Slagwerk Den Haag, Orkestde Ereprijs, Residentie Orkest, Oerknal Ensemble, New European Ensemble, Ensemble Modelo62(NL), Odeion String Quartet (ZA), Quatuor Bozzini (CA), Duo Bayanello (UK), Ensemble Mise-En (US), and others. Festivals and venues featuring her music have included the Unyazi Electronic Music Festival (ZA), Orgelpark in Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg (NL), Lucerne Festival (CH), Borough New Music (UK), Scandinavia House (US) and the Holland Festival (NL). She attended a residency (Composers Kitchen) in Montreal, Canada, with Quatuor Bozzini; they performed her work at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht. She was recently commissioned by MATA (Music at the Anthology, Inc) for a new work to be performed by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in December in New York. Lise holds a B.Mus (Hans Roosenschoon) from Stellenbosch University and an M.Mus (Calliope Tsoupaki, Huba de Graaff, Mayke Nas) from the Royal Conservatory The Hague.
Ninety Five for violin, trumpet in C, mezzo-soprano, baritone, organ and assistant, accordion and two percussionists (2017-2019)
After Joanne Kyger’s The Art of Living Slowly (2008):
“…although the round remains The same in patient aging Or you can drop the patient part This ground is changing, always changing”
Ninety Five (originally for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, organ, percussion and harmonium) was first premiered in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam by Ere Lievonen, the Ives Ensemble, and Slagwerk Den Haag on 1 April 2017.
Written in tribute of my grandfather who celebrated his 95th birthday on the date of the premiere.