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Playing with objects and subjects


On 13th December, Juliana Hodkinson presents her some of her current artistic research in practice (and vice versa), to the Music, Thought and Technology cluster at Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium - including a performance by Catherine Laws of WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (2009) for piano, toys and audio playback.

This presentation continues Juliana Hodkinson's series of performative speculations into the literal and physical extension of artistic practice and theoretical reflection into one another.

November 27th

Creating headspace

Part Two of Musicology Research's 'Music on Screen: From Cinema Screens to Touchscreens' has now been published, including Juliana Hodkinson's chapter CREATING HEADSPACE: DIGITAL LISTENING SPACES AND EVOLVING SUBJECTIVITIES.

Musicology Research is established as a bi-annual journal. The complete issue as an e-Journal can be accessed and downloaded (in PDF format) via the following link:

The chapter CREATING HEADSPACE can be accessed directly at: ISSN 2515-981X.

November 20th

Over and Over and Over Again

Closing the symposium 'Over and Over and Over Again', Juliana Hodkinson holds an artist presentation on 'Resounding Difficult Histories' at 5pm on 17th November.

Juliana Hodkinson's presentation addresses the challenges of letting difficult histories resonate in the present: the pursuit of fitting modes of re-enactment in the use of documentary material; finding a present-day position on why and how these materials may be incorporated in artworks today; contributing to historical revision, and; the use of particular recording and playback techniques to evoke a heightened sense of auditive presence in both imaginary and real spaces.

The symposium 'Over and Over and Over Again: Re-enactment Strategies in Contemporary Arts and Theory' takes place at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, 16-17th November 2017.

November 11th

Binaural production AFGANG 04:00

New work

For Aber Dabei's production AFGANG 04:00, Juliana Hodkinson has been composing for binaural audio, which offers a heightened sense of space and place for this site-sensitive work, based on historical events that occurred in Elsinore station in October 1943. The hybrid audio set-up for the performances is for seated binaural listening with headphones, and external loudspeakers. The music was recorded in Berlin at picaroMedia in an extensive collaboration using binaural technology under development at Technische Universität Berlin and Universität der Künste. The musicians for this pre-recorded performance are Andreas Borregaard (accordion) and vocal ensemble Phønix16, conducted by Timo Kreuser.

AFGANG 04:00 plays in Elsinore 2nd-11th November 2017, and reopens in Copenhagen in January 2018.

In Danish, suitable for age 16+

October 23rd

Resonating objects & subjects


Recently at ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, Mina Fred/Scenatet and Juliana Hodkinson performed NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING (2016) with participants at the ISACS Resonating Worlds Conference. The conference addressed curating in the intersection of sound, art and science.

NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING is a performance installation with electric viola, spoken word, objects, threads, audio playback and the involvement of the audience - which, in line with the ISACS17 theme, floats on the boundary between technology, art and sound. The ZKM performance of NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING was part of Juliana Hodkinson's keynote presentation on Resonating Subjects and Objects, during which the extension of artistic practice and theoretical reflection into one another took a physical turn.

Photo: Ina Ciumakova

October 10th



Swedish cellist Karolina Öhman gives the premiere of JOUNCE (2016) at Sandviken Church on 5th August 2017, 1pm, as part of the Sandviken Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. JOUNCE is written for solo cello with two modified bows.

August 4th

Light and dark


While Speak Percussion performs LIGHTNESS (2015) next month at Sydney's City Recital Hall, Juliana Hodkinson goes into the studio in Berlin at the end of July with Phønix16, Andreas Borregård, picaroMedia and 3D audio developers from Technische Universität and Universität der Künste, to record the music for AFGANG 04.00 (2017), a site-sensitive sound-theatre piece to be premiered at Elsinore Station, Denmark, in October 2017, commemorating the events of a dark night in Denmark's history: 12th October 1943, when 175 Jews were deported by train to Theresienstadt.

Click on 'Calendar' and 'Works', left, to read more about these projects.

June 23rd

Composing with objects, performing with subjects

Seismograf just released a focus issue on Composers as Performers, with an essay about NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING (2016), alongside contributions from Sanne Krogh Groth (editor), Louise Alenius, Trond Reinholdtsen, Torben Sangild, Niels Rønsholdt and Henrik Frisk.

May 31st

Diversity and The Operatic

On 18th May 2017 Juliana Hodkinson takes part in the Danish Composers' Union's music-summit on diversity in music programming, 'Repertoirer i Balance', under the umbrella of Talk Town, Copenhagen's feminist debate festival.

On 19th-20th May 2017 Juliana Hodkinson will talk at the University of Sussex, UK, on opera and advanced digital, virtual and gaming technologies, seen in relation to the spectacular and the everyday. This is in the framework of an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Sussex's Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre, on the concept of 'the operatic' in contemporary culture.

May 11th

Monologue? Dialogue?


Swiss radio SRF2 Kultur broadcasts ALL MY FRIENDS REALLY ARE SUPERHEROES on Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 9pm CET. In the programme 'Monolog? Dialog?'

Samuel Stoll plays some of the works he has commissioned for solo horn plus electronics etc., including ALL MY FRIENDS REALLY ARE SUPERHEROES (2011), plus works by Ann Cleare, Max Murray, Evan Johnson, Michael Baldwin, Michael Roth and Ray Evanoff. Sound: Gary Berger

Transmission of a concert at Gare du Nord, Basel, 9th January 2017.

April 30th