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Upcoming in September


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 OF NO LITTLE PIECE premieres in Copenhagen and Reykjavik

See Calendar (left) for dates and more info

August 7th

Harriet's song


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


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.!/

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.

June 2nd

Air and aviary


On 13th June 2016, Rei Munakata conducts Klangforum Wien, playing INAPPARENT AIR AND AVIARY (2004) at Klang Festival, Copenhagen, alongside works by Beat Furrer, Ylva Berger Lund and Bernhard Lang.

INAPPARENT AIR AND AVIARY is scored for piccolo flute, E-flat clarinet, trombone, piano (with radio, bird-whistle and metronome), violin and cello.

May 30th

More modification


On 24th April 2016, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln plays ... CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ..., with soloist Aart Strootman (electric guitar), conducted by Emilio Pomàrico, alongside works by York Höller, Gérard Pesson and Aureliano Cattaneo. The performance is the closing concert of the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2016.

... CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ... was premiered at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen last November by Aart Strootman, with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra under Henrik Vagn Christensen. For the Witten festival, WDR has commissioned a new extension to the work.

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February 19th

Turbulence installation


Peter Humble's film of the chamber opera TURBULENCE is installed at Arts House, Melbourne, during the period 17th November to 5th December, as part of Chamber Made Opera's IntimatelyEpic season of art projects placed in public-viewing contexts round about the city of Melbourne. The film is presented here in a single-screen version, with headphones.

TURBULENCE was originally created for a live performance season in 2013, with a libretto by Cynthia Troup and music by Juliana Hodkinson, and has since been released as podcast, and as multi-format film for viewing in galleries, public viewing big screens and the internet.

November 22nd

... can modify completely ...


Friday 27th November, Aart Strootman will give the world premiere of ... CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ..., for electric guitar and orchestra, together with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra under conductor Henrik Vagn Christensen.

The premiere takes place at the Black Diamond in Copenhagen at an award ceremony where Juliana Hodkinson receives the Carl Nielsen Legat, one of Denmark's biggest art prizes. The concert will be recorded and broadcast live by Danmarks Radio on P2 Koncerten, and will be available on the programme's website for later listening.

Aart Strootman will perform on a modified fanned fret 8-string guitar built by Gimar Yestra.

November 22nd

Music in Transit


MUSIC IN TRANSIT will be performed at the Dark Precursor conference, Orpheus Institute, Ghent/Belgium, on 10th November 2015.

MUSIC IN TRANSIT is an interactive interview between musicologist Danielle Sofer and composer Juliana Hodkinson, in which the object of research (a body of music) shifts and reconstitutes itself on the fly.

November 3rd


New work

Australian ensemble Speak Percussion gives the world premiere of a specially commissioned piece, LIGHTNESS, at Rote Fabrik Zürich on 14th November 2015, as part of the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich.

In LIGHTNESS, three percussionists perform in the dark on amplified matches. LIGHTNESS is the latest in an ongoing series of works for matches, which began on a residency at Künstlerhaus Boswil near Zurich in 1999.

November 2nd