Staircase Wit by Lise Morrison – the freesound series

Lise Morrison is a composer of music, currently based in The Hague, Netherlands.

As a recipient of the Hans Roosenschoon Postgraduate Scholarship and a grant from the Zuid-Afrikahuis in Amsterdam, she pursued her postgraduate studies with Martijn Padding at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Notable performances and collaborators include the Ives Ensemble, Slagwerk Den Haag, Orkest de Ereprijs, Residentie Orkest, New European Ensemble, Ensemble Modelo62 (NL), Odeion String Quartet (ZA), Duo Bayanello (UK), and the Bozzini Quartet (CA).

Festivals and venues featuring her music include Tivoli Vredenburg, the Unyazi Electronic Music Festival, New Music Indaba, Orgelpark Amsterdam, and the Holland Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, and Gaudeamus Muziekweek. In 2019 Lise will be collaborating with ensemble Neo-Fanfare 9×13 in a “travelling outdoor musical theatre piece” called ‘Les Fauves’, attend the Mise-En Festival for a US premiere of her piece ‘Staircase Wit’ as well as finish a commission for the MATA festival, to be performed in December in New York by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

Masterclasses and teachers who continue to have a lasting impression on her work include Kevin Volans, Yannis Kyriakides, Michael Pisaro, Peter Adriaansz, Cassandra Miller, Michael Blake, and Wolfgang Rihm.

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. She is currently furthering her studies at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague.

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