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Agile Chambers

Concert

TURBULENCE (2015) goes back into the studio next week, as part of Agile Chambers in Melbourne, a week of open research labs and performances with artists from Chamber Made Opera and researchers from RMIT University, 6th-10th December 2016.

Agile Chambers investigates the relationship between live performance and digital artworks, and the week will consist of performances, research panel discussions and presentations at RMIT Design Hub.

On 7th December there will be a lunchtime showing of TURBULENCE with artist talk (Cynthia Troup, Peter Humble, David Young), and on 8th December Juliana Hodkinson gives a presentation (by video) at the Design Hub Microlab on live/digital opera formats.

November 30th

Some reasons for hesitating

Concert

On 18th November 2016, Chimera Ensemble gives the UK premiere of SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING (1999), performing a programme also including works by Unsuk Chin, Catherine Robson and Gerard Pesson.

SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING is an acoustic piece for 15 musicians, who play precisely notated timbres without conductor, score, metre or common pulse. In an essay about the work, Cynthia Troup wrote: "about 'some reasons for hesitating' it may now be possible to write that the piece is a strategy for both disguising and affirming (as yet) ineradicable, institutionalised desires for a score — desires that have long ago conflated the-score-as-idea with the-score-as-object."

Above photo by Allan Gravgaard Madsen, from Young Nordic Music Days 2016, where Aarhus Sinfonietta played SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING, 15 years after the last time they played it also at Young Nordic Music Days 2001.

November 10th

Lightness

Concert

Speak Percussion is heading to Jakarta, performing LIGHTNESS on 19th October 2016 as part of the FLUOROPHONE show at Komunitas Salihara's Black Box Theatre.

LIGHTNESS, written for three percussionists, places the humble match at centre stage, exploring the pure theatre and sonic world of the match and matchbox, amplified and sometimes distorted.

The show returns to Melbourne for a season at Newport's Substation, 23rd-25th November 2016.

https://thesubstation.org.au/show/fluorophone/

October 14th

Icelandic

Concert

On 29th Sept 2016, Aart Strootman plays
CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY / IN THIS CASE / NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra under conductor Daniel Raiskin, at Harpa, Reykjavik, at the opening evening of the Nordic Music Days.

Next day, 30th Sept 2016, Nordic Music Days also presents NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING with Scenatet, also at Harpa.

www.nordicmusicdays.org

September 19th

Angel View in Warsaw

Concert

On Fri 16th September 2016, SCENATET plays ANGEL VIEW at Warsaw Autumn Festival/Soho Factory.

Composer, director: Juliana Hodkinson
Musicians: Aurore Dye, Mina Fred, My Hellgren, Mads Bendsen, Robert Zelazko, Sven Micha Slot, Frederik Munk Larsen
Sound: Peter Barnow
Lighting: Mikkel Jensen
Costume: Henrik Vibskov

www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl/

September 14th

Hybrid Turbulence

Concert

Hodkinson and Troup's chamber opera TURBULENCE launches in its hybrid version at the Festival of Performing Arts (FOPA) in Lorne, Australia, on 3rd-4th September 2016.

First born as a live living room opera work in 2013, then re-imagined in film by Peter Humble in 2015, this hybrid version brings together both live performance elements and the film.

Set high in the sky in an airline passenger cabin, Turbulence invites you to witness a musical drama playing out between a mother and daughter, their parallel sung and spoken monologues weaving, colliding and soaring.

August 31st

Upcoming in September

Concert

Coming up in September 2016:

- Opera TURBULENCE premieres in its hybrid live/film version at Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
- Scenatet tours ANGEL VIEW to Warsaw Autumn Festival, with artist talk
- Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and soloist Aart Strootman play CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE at the Nordic Music Days in Reykjavik
- New work NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING premieres in Copenhagen and Reykjavik

See Calendar (left) for dates and more info

August 7th

Harriet's song

Concert

Friday 24th June 2016, in Melbourne: Phoebe Green (viola) & Leah Scholes (percussion) play HARRIET'S SONG (2001) alongside works by David Chisholm, Cat Hope, Liza Lim and a world premiere by Alistair Noble.

"Theatrical 'Harriet's song' ... edgy and whimsical by turns"
- Sydney Morning Herald, on Green & Scholes' performanace at BIFEM 2015

June 20th

Air on air

Concert

Listen (on the link below) to Klangforum Wien, conducted by Rei Munakata, playing INAPPARENT AIR AND AVIARY (2004) at Klang Festival 2016 in Copenhagen.

Danmarks Radio P2 was there, and broadcast the whole concert, which included a premiere by Ylva Lund Bergner and pieces from the ensemble's Viennese repertoire by Beat Furrer and Bernhard Lang.

www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p2/p2-koncerten-2016-06-13#!/

June 14th

Bogazici Vol. 1 released

Bogazici University Press has released Vol. 1 of the Bogazici Chronicles, in a limited edition publication. The book includes an interview between Turkish musicologist Elif Damla Yavuz and Juliana Hodkinson, 'Who's influencing who?' alongside chronicles written by Susan Buck-Morss, Akram Zaatari, Juliana Hodkinson, Michael Hardt and Amitav Ghosh.

The Chronicles is a residency programme that invites figures from the arts and humanities to document professional and personal reflections as seen from Istanbul. During Juliana Hodkinson's residency in 2014, she gave a solo concert, 'Expanding Sound', and Scenatet performed a portrait concert, 'A Theatre of Sounds', including performances of ANGEL VIEW, HARRIET'S SONG, WHY LINGER YOU TREMBLING IN YOUR SHELL?, INAPPARENT AIR AND AVIARY, SAGTE ER, DACHTE ICH, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS and RING A RING.

www.bogazicichronicles.boun.edu.tr

June 2nd