INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vorarlberg, Austria
The composer Johanna Doderer was born in Austria in 1969. She studied with Beat Furrer, Klaus Peter Sattler and Erich Urbanner. For years, Doderer has been dealing with the issue of dynamics and simultaneity in music. The focus of her creative work is on the opera, on solo and orchestral pieces, and on vocal music.
One of the composer’s trademarks is her constant collaboration with various renowned artists: Ulf Schirmer, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sylvia Khittl-Muhr are the people who have had the most influence on her quest in finding her own musical language.
In 2006, her opera Strom celebrated its world première in Vienna. The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote: “[…] Doderer succeeded in creating a score of highly unique character, inwardly fully shaped and outwardly full of unbroken energy […]”
On her composition “Mon cher cousin” for soprano and orchestra (performed at the Augsburg Mozart Festival, 2008), The Washington Post wrote: “Her music was so strong and colorful that it rather disturbed the delicate balance of the Classical-era works that made up the rest of Wednesday’s opening-night concert.”