Olga Neuwirth (1968)

Lost Highway (2002 -2003)

musical theater play in twelve tableaux based on the film Lost Highway by David Lynch

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2002 - 2003
    • Duration : 1 h 35 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Elfriede Jelinek et Olga Neuwirth, d’après le scénario e David Lynch et Barry Gifford

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo baritone [Pete] , 5 actors [Fred ; père de Pete ; Préposé, Detective Lou ; Médecin, l’homme, Detective Hank ; Directeur de prison, Arnie ] , solo soprano [Alice/Renée] , unspecified solo male voice [Mr Eddy/Dick Laurent] (also actor [et improvisateur musical] ), 2 solo countertenors [Mystery Man ; Andy] , actress [Mutter von Pete] , soprano saxophone (also tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone [avec traitement temps réel] ), clarinet (also bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet [avec traitement temps réel] ), trombone (also alto trombone, bass trombone [avec traitement temps réel] ), electric guitar (also guitar [hawaïenne] ), accordion, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer)
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 2 harmonicas [diatoniques en ré] ), oboe (also harmonica [diatonique en do] ), 2 clarinets (also 1 harmonica [diatonique en mi] ), bassoon (also contrabassoon, harmonica [diatonique en ré] ), horn, 2 trumpets [aussi 1 en ut] , trombone, tuba, 2 percussionists, harp, piano, violin, second violin, viola, cello, double bass (also electric bass)

Premiere information

  • Date : 31 October 2003
    Location :

    Autriche, Graz, festival Steirischer Herbst


    Performers :

    Joachim Schlömer : mise en scène, Klangforum Wien, direction : Johannes Kalitzke.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : temps réel, sons fixés sur support, autre dispositif électronique (sampler)