Lore Lixenberg is a British mezzo-soprano working in opera, concert repertoire and music theatre. An active proponent of contemporary and experimental music, she runs the Berlin experimental art and concert space La Plaque Tournante together with composer Frederic Acquaviva.
Lixenberg has performed internationally at festivals including Wien Modern, Oslo Ultima and those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Donaueschingen, Aldeburgh, Witten, Edinburgh and Huddersfield. She has performed with the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, London Sinfonietta, Klanforum Wien, BCMG Ensemble Aventure, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Danish Royal Opera, among many others. Lixenberg studied composition with Andy Vores, Robert Saxton and John Woolrich and voice with Nicole Tibbels, David Mason, Elisabeth Soderstrom, Galina Vishnevskaya and Martin Isepp. Her experiments in voice extend to physical artworks, direction, and voice/theatre compositions that encompass film/physical theatre/new technologies and the theatre of objects.
She has worked with and performed the music of Georges Aperghis, Helmut Oerhing, Frédéric Acquaviva, György Ligeti, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Earle Brown, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Harrison Birtwistle, Beat Furrer, Maurice Lemaître, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Jocelyn Pook, Peter Maxwell Davies, György Kurtag, Denis Dufour, Bernard Heidsieck and Trevor Wishart, and interpreted the works of Luciano Berio, Isidore Isou, Nam June Paik, Gil J Wolman, Luigi Nono, Salvadore Sciarrino, Conlon Nancarrow, Cathy Berberian and John Cage. She made the first recording of Cage’s Complete Songbooks for the CD label SubRosa in 2012.