Nicole Lizée

Called “a brilliant musical scientist” (CBC), “breathtakingly inventive” (Sydney Times Herald), and “utterly inspiring” (I Care If You Listen), award winning composer and filmmaker Nicole Lizée creates new music and video from an eclectic mix of influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, glitch, rave culture, film theory, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Alexander McQueen, thrash metal, 1960s psychedelia and 1960s modernism.

Nicole’s compositions range from works for orchestra and solo turntablist featuring turntable techniques fully notated and integrated into a concert music setting, to other unorthodox instrument combinations that include the Atari 2600 video game console, vintage board games, omnichords, stylophones, Simon™, Merlin™, Ouija boards, and karaoke tapes. In the broad scope of her evolving œuvre she explores such themes as malfunction, reviving the obsolete, and the harnessing of imperfection and glitch to create a new kind of precision and expression.

Her commission list of over 60 works includes the Kronos Quartet, the BBC Proms, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, Carnegie Hall, Bang On a Can, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, London Sinfonietta, Donaueschingen Festival, stargaze, the National Film Board, Australian Art Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Sō Percussion, Eve Egoyan, Tapestry Opera, and the Banff Centre.

Nicole’s works are regularly performed worldwide to international acclaim. She has received several awards including the Opus prize for Composer of the Year, the SOCAN Jan. V. Matejcek Award, the Canada Council for the Arts Jules Léger Prize for Chamber Music, an Images Festival Award, and the Canada Council Robert Fleming Prize for achievements in composition. She’s received two JUNO nominations for composition of the year. She is a Lucas Artists Fellow (California) and a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellow (Italy). In 2016 she was selected by composer Howard Shore to be his protégée as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.

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Nicole Lizée

Gravelbourg (Saskatchewan, Canada), 1973

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

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Works

Upcoming concerts

1 July 2022
31 Dece 2022
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Past concerts

24 Marc 2022
8:00 pm
CheungLizéeOesterleTagaq
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
22 Marc 2022
8:00 pm
CheungGarchikHiscottLizéeTagaqWachniak
In person
Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada)
24 Febr 2022
30 June 2022
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JohnsonLizéeOesterleTan
Online event
23 Febr 2022
7:30 pm
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JohnsonLizéeOesterleTan
Online event Live
Montréal (Québec)
23 Febr 2022
7:30 pm
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JohnsonLizéeOesterleTan
In person
Montréal (Québec)
8 Octo 2021
8:00 pm
BeaudoinCassidyLarueLenoirLizéeMartel
In person
Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis (Québec)
11 Sept 2021
7:00 pm
AyresFarris-ManningLizée
In person
Utrecht (Netherlands)
14 Nove 2020
7:00 pm
Cancelled
AyresLizée
In person
Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
12 Sept 2020
12:00 pm
Cancelled
AyresLizéeZisso
In person
Utrecht (Netherlands)
7 Sept 2020
11 Sept 2020
Cancelled In person Residency
Utrecht (Netherlands)
25 Apri 2020
8:00 pm
Cancelled
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LizéeNasPinnockTan
In person
Montréal (Québec)
25 Apri 2020
2 May 2020
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Online event Residency
26 Apri 2019
8:00 pm
KagelLizéeOesterleTan
In person
Quebec City (Québec)
29 Janu 2015
8:00 pm
ArnoldBaklaLangLizéeSieglerTenneyTopel
In person
New York City (New York, USA)
26 Nove 2014
5:00 pm
ArnoldLizéeSabat
In person
Huddersfield (England, UK)
23 May 2014
9:00 pm
CrumbLizéeMessiaen
In person
Montréal (Québec)