Lüneburg does PhD-research at Brunel University London on
on the performers role as an interface between instrument
and composer and between composition and audience in contemporary
Lüneburg has worked as a performer in the field of contemporary
music for almost two decades. During that time she has premiered
numerous pieces of which many were written specifically for her.
She has increasingly become interested in the multifaceted role
of the performer: firstly in the contact and communication with
the composer sometimes turning into close collaboration, secondly
in the process of the interpretation of the score, which is then
thirdly presented to an audience in a concert situation
or through a CD release.
this PhD she intends to thoroughly investigate the role that a
performer has within this entire process. In order to be able
to do so, she has to analyse the process from the moment, she
meets the composer until the premiere.
Therefore, she has started to commission composers to write electro-acoustic
pieces for her for violin/viola or e-violin that they develop
together in close collaborative situations.
Within this framework Barbara Lüneburg compiles a.o. a huge
archive on information about these different instruments and their
possible use in compositions as well as information on how to
compose for high strings in general and in specific.
information at www.barbara-lueneburg.com