Three Light Bulbs

Writing Music for Film

Composer Elizabeth Lim will present a public program about composing for films on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:00 at the David Greer Recital Hall at Bloomingdale School of Music.  The one-hour program will include a screening of the short film "Three Light Bulbs" directed by filmmaker Min Ding, for which Ms. Lim created original music.  The composer will also discuss writing Chinese music.

Elizabeth Lim is resident at BSM through Exploring the Metropolis's Con Edison Composer-in-Residence program.

This event is part of Chamber Music America's National Chamber Music Month celebration.

About Elizabeth Lim

A Juilliard graduate, award-winning composer Elizabeth Lim wrote her first song when she was five years old. Since then, her music, noted for its verve and expressiveness, has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Elizabeth is an alumnus of Harvard University, where she graduated with highest honors, and the Juilliard School of Music, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. For her musical contributions at Harvard, she was awarded the 2008 Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and was recognized as one of "Fifteen Most Promising Seniors in the Arts." While at Juilliard, her orchestral work, "Paranoia," was a winner of the annual composers' competition and was premiered by Jeff Milarsky and the Juilliard Orchestra in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Concert Hall.

In 2008, Elizabeth was named an Emerging Composer-in-Residence with the Berkeley Symphony as part of its Under Construction Series, during which three of her orchestral works were read and performed. Further activities that year included the premiere of "Crossroads," a piece Elizabeth wrote as recipient of the 2007-2008 Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra's Peer-to-Peer Commissioning Composition Competition, the premiere of "Waltz for Forgotten Time," which was the winner of the 2007-2008 Bellevue Youth Symphony's Young Composer's Competition, and an intensive musical experience at Artsaha! First National Iron Composers Competition, for which Elizabeth received second prize and the Audience Award. Elizabeth was named the winner of the Youth Inspiring Youth Young Choral Composers competition, for which she was commissioned to write a piece to Skyler Pham's haunting poem, "Sisyphean."

More recently, Elizabeth's orchestral piece, "The Remains of Truth," was premiered by the Alabama All-State Orchestra during their annual music festival. The American Composers Orchestra also selected "Disharmony of the Spheres" for a reading by the Buffalo Philharmonic as part of the Earshot Composer Reading series, and the American Composers Forum and VocalEssence co-presented her choral work, "Tempest," during the 2012 Essentially Choral readings, directed by Philip Brunelle. Following the readings, Elizabeth received a commission to write "Lady Freedom Among Us," which was premiered during VocalEssence's 2013 WITNESS Concert.


Elizabeth Lim

Exploring the Metropolis

Three Light Bulbs

Chamber Music America