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Jounce

Concert

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

Concert

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.

www.seismograf.org/en/artikel/just-spoke-composing-with-objects-performi...

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.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cromt/newsandevents/operatic

May 11th

Monologue? Dialogue?

Concert

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.

https://m.srf.ch/sendungen/neue-musik-im-konzert/monolog-dialog-solomusi...

April 30th

Sound and Vision

Concert

On 21st April 2017, Ictus Ensemble launches their latest 'Liquid Room', this time a marathon programme of works linking sound and vision. LIGHTNESS, for amplified matches, originally commissioned by Speak Percussion, is performed by Ictus alongside works by Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Alexander Schubert, Kaj Duncan David and many others, in concerts from April to June 2017 in Ghent, Brussels, Zagreb and Paris.

www.ictus.be/soundandvision

April 3rd

Silence

Interview

In a programme about silence in music, Juliana Hodkinson talks with Helena Juul Kanafani on Danish Radio P1 Eftermiddag, on Thursday 23rd March, 2.45pm.

http://www.dr.dk/p1/p1-eftermiddag/p1-eftermiddag-2017-03-23

March 23rd

All the time

An article by Sanne Krogh Groth in the latest edition of Contemporary Music Review - 'Composers on Stage: Ambiguous Authorship in Contemporary Music Performance' - looks at three productions in the light of composers performing in their own works: Juliana Hodkinson's ALL THE TIME, Niels Rønsholdt's 'Ord for ord' and Simon Steen-Andersen's 'Buenos Aires'.

Contemporary Music Review (Routledge), Collaboration in Contemporary Music, Vol. 36, No. 1, pages 686-705

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07494467.2016.1282650

March 13th

Lightness in Queensland

Concert

Speak Percussion plays LIGHTNESS on their Queensland Fluorophone tour, 14-15th March in Townsville, 18th March in Cleveland. Fluorophone is a programme of works integrating sound and light in performance, with Juliana Hodkinson's 'Lightness', Eugene Ughetti's 'Pyrite Gland', Simon Löffler's 'b' and 'e', and Damion Ricketson's 'Rendition Clinic'.

The production Fluorophone is nominated in two categories at Melbourne's Green Room Awards later this month: ' Design' and 'Sound Performance'.

http://speakpercussion.com/?page_id=1237#4437

March 7th

Stuttgart Prize

... CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ... is to be awarded the Stuttgart Composition Prize 2017.

The award ceremony and concert take place in February 2018 at the Eclat Festival in Stuttgart.

"From the contrast between the very different instrumental forces - solo electric guitar on one hand, orchestra on the other - the composer produces a high energy density and great sonic richness. Musical lines of tradition such as concerto, virtuosity and the power of sound are subjected to extremely convincing revaluation", wrote the jury.

This year is the 62nd year that the Stuttgart Composition Prize is awarded. The first prize goes to ... CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ... Second prize goes to Malthe Giesen's work "$88 or the poetry of capitalism".

http://www.stuttgart.de/item/show/621312

February 28th