Luisa Muhr

Luisa Muhr is a multi-lingual, multi- and interdisciplinary performer, director, and theater-maker originally from Vienna (Austria), lives and works in New York, and is at home in the experimental/avant-garde. As a performer she works as a theater and movement artist, vocalist, performance artist, and improviser. Luisa is also an educator, writer/lyricist, and the creator and curator of New York’s currently leading interdisciplinary womxn artists series Women Between Arts at The New School (Mannes School of Music). She is also the co-founder/artistic director of the performing arts company FENGARI Works. Luisa’s primary focus is working with musicians in a theatrical setting, exploring the relationship of sonic and physical movement. Collaborators include: Claire Chase, Ashley Fure, Kenneth Goldsmith, Frank London, Arturo O’Farrill, and John Zorn. In June 2018 she presented the world premiere of her experimental full-length solo “performance collage” Anna at the Austrian Cultural Forum. In September 2018 she performed in the world premiere of Ashley Fure’s “Filament” with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, as part of the vocal-movement ensemble Constellation Chor (lead by Marisa Michelson). With the same ensemble Luisa performed in Claire Chase’s Density 2036 at The Kitchen in March 2019. Luisa is also currently writing and developing a new opera with six-time Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill. Additional venues Luisa has performed at include: The Jewish Museum, The Stone, Park Avenue Armory, Judson Memorial Church, The New School Glass Box Theater, HERE Arts Center, Spectrum, H0l0, The Glove, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo). She will be a Pioneer Works Music Resident in April 2019. Throughout the last decade Luisa has created and directed multiple pieces on national and international stages.