Events | ECLECTIC SALON: The Music of Helmut Oehring

Los Angeles, Villa Aurora | November 5, 2022 | 7:30 PM (PDT)

$10 Students/Seniors/Members of Villa Aurora. $20 General Admission
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520 Paseo Miramar, LA, CA 90272
Start of event: 7:30 pm

ECLECTIC SALON: The Music of Helmut Oehring

Join Brightwork newmusic as we present the music of Helmut Oehring, composer, director, choreographer. Helmut Oehring was born in 1961 in East Berlin as a hearing child of deafmute parents. He considers German sign language his mother tongue, as well as a foundation for his audiovisual compositions and choreographies for musicians, performers, sign soloists, and dancers. He is an autodidact guitarist and composer.

Oehring’s compositions and productions are performed worldwide. The New Yorker recently named him one of “the most influential audiovisual composers alongside John Adams, Kaija Saariaho, Björk and Robert Ashley.

All works will be blended into each other and mixed with reading of texts from Helmut Oehring’s autobiography With different eyes: Child of deafmute parents becoming a composer.

The evening will feature: Stacey Fraser (Soprano), Nic Gerpe (Piano), Adrianne Pope (Violin), Mia Barcia-Colombo (Cello), Brian Walsh (Clarinets), Daniel Flores (Trumpet).


Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway and is running from 6:30-7:30pm and after the program. Please do not park in the Topanga State Park Lot!


About the Musician

Helmut Oehring  started out as a self-taught guitarist and composer. However, as a conscientious objector in the GDR, he was barred from attending university. In 1990, he became a master student with Georg Katzer at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin, where he is a member today. 

His oeuvre is comprised of over 400, for the most part, audiovisual works of all genres, garnering numerous international awards, such as the Arnold Schoenberg Prize, the Hanns Eisler Prize, the Prometheus Award for Chamber Opera, the Schott Prize and the Musikautoren Prize in the category of musical theater. 

Helmut Oehring has worked with Ruth Berghaus, Claus Guth, Robert Wilson, Peter Greenaway, Maxim Dessau, Daniele Abbado, and Dagmar Manzel. 

His music has been performed in all major European concert houses and internationally in São Paulo, Johannesburg, Yerevan, Istanbul, Seoul, Sydney, Montreal, Bejing, New York, and Cairo. 


This event is a collaboration between the Villa Aurora and Brightwork newmusic.

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