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Lasdun Louisa

(17. 04. 1956)

Lasdun Louisa
Lasdun Louisa
Sonnhaldenstr. 5
CH-8032 Zürich
Schweiz
Tel: +41 (0)1 251 09 72


Biography
Born and brought up in London, Louisa Lasdun studied music and graduated from the Dartington College of Arts in Devon. She took further composition studies under John Tavener and trained as a music teacher at the Institute of Education at London University. She has been a music teacher for children and youngsters for the past ten years, and has collaborated with the Anna Scher Children's Theatre for many years. She plays and composes for a jazz-big-band. She also authored 'Listen To All They Say' an essay about the application of pop-music in secondary school education.
She has lived in Zurich since 1989 and has produced several compositions, five of which where commissioned works and have been performed in Switzerland and abroad. She works as a freelance composer.


Work list
"Jabberwocky" (1978)
for orator (most suitable would be a voice from the media known by children), piccolo, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, amplified harpsichord (or synthesizer), piano, four percussion, mixed choir (4.4.4.4 also possible 2.2.2.2)
Texts: Lewis Carroll
Entertainment for anybody between the ages of four and ninety-nine. Suitable for a childrens programme. The text is from ‘Alice through the looking glass’ by Lewis Carroll, also available in French and German.
The original is in English gibberish but is easily transferable to German or French gibberish.

Duration: 10' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
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CHF: 34.00
Double Trouble (1990)
for flute, (pic), oboe (ca), clarinet (asx), bassoon, horn, trumpet, timpani, three percussion, synthesizer, string quartet, double-bass, various child intrumentalists as onstage band and children's choir (over eight years old) including solo roles
Texts: Adam Thorpe
A conventional opera in two acts with no adult roles, the English libretto is by Adam Thorpe. The orchestra accompaniment is for professional musicians. Commissioned by the W. 11. Children's Opera, London.
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 145.00
There and Back Again (1993)
for piano trio, counter tenor, girl voice (twelve to sixteen years old)
Texts: James Lasdun
This work (inspired by Paula Regos’ etchings based on English nursery rhymes) was originally conceived as a dance piece, but can also be performed as a concert piece. The text by James Lasdun was adapted from traditional children’s rhymes.
There are four movements: Dramatis Personae - Questions - Requiem for Cock Robin and Journey Dance.
The piece received an award at the ‘Ballet Gulbenkian’, Lisbon in November 1998.

Duration: 34' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 60.00
Concerto für Wörter (1996)
for male and female orator and male and female voices
Texts: Isolde Schaad
A rhythmical and difficult speaking part for mixed speaking choir. A lively, humorous, theatrical and cheeky piece with choreography, lighting and text from the book ‘KüsschenTschüss - Sprachbilder und Geschichten zur öffentlichen Psycho hygiene’ by Isolde Schaad.
Duration: 12' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 47.00
FRACTAL (1996)
for twenty strings (6.6.3.4.1)
A three-part piece written for an amateur choir.
Andante inquieto - Prestissimo e molto energico - Andante Tranquillo.
A quasi autobiographical chronicle of a day in the life of a mother with two small children. A commission by Chris Walton for the ‘Witikoner Streichorchester’.

Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 47.00
STAGE PIECE (1997)
for violoncello solo
The compulsory piece for participation in the 'Concours Féminin International de la Musique du Lyceum de Suisse'.
Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
"In meinen Träumen singen die Seelen meiner Schwestern und Brüder" (1998)
for mixed a-cappella choir
Texts: Mariella Mehr
A piece in five movements commissioned by ‘ars cantata’ as part of a spiritual concert programme. Contains text fragments from a short story by Mariella Mehr. Deals with the topic of the torture of people by people (Holocaust).
Duration: 23' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 42.00
Gespräch(e) im Gebirg (2002)
for seven players (fl[=pic].bcl.Ebcl/2vn.vc.db) and sound technician
A single movement in eleven parts with play-back tape commissioned by the 'Luzerner Kammermusiker'.
The tape is comprised of text fragments from Paul Celans prose 'Gespräch im Gebirg', read by the author; fragments of a prayer-call from canton Uri, an English nineteenth century hymn and Hebrew lyrics from Bialik. This piece takes Jewish identity in German speaking areas as its theme.
Duration: 16' 45"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 34.00
Smile (2008)
for oboe, cello and piano
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 29.00