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Olga Neuwirth (born August 4, 1968 in Graz) is an Austrian composer.
As a child at the age of seven, Neuwirth began lessons on trumpet. She later studied composition in Vienna at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts under Erich Urbanner, while studying at the Electroacoustic Institute. Her thesis was written on the music in Alain Resnais' movie "L'amour a mort." From 1985-86, she studied music and art at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco with Elinor Armer. Later, from 1993-94 she studied with Tristan Murail and worked with IRCAM, yielding such works as "...?risonanze!..." for Viola d'amore. Earlier in her career, Neuwirth had the chance to meet with Italian composer Luigi Nono, who shared similar radical po...