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Nothing breaking / rolling silence

New work

Next month, ensemble megaphon gives the first performance of
NOTHING BREAKING / ROLLING SILENCE (2024) as part of their new project
'rolling silence - a concert for everyone ... who needs water'
including also works by Nina Dragičević, Georg Friedrich Händel, DJ pacifique
Eliane Radigue, Kirsten Reese, Georg Phillip Teleman and Manos Tsangaris.

Performances Sunday 2nd and Sat 8th June at 7:30pm, Heiligkreuzkirche Hannover - pay what you can
More info here

May 9th

Nothing breaking / no care

Concert

New York based avant garde musicians perform NOTHING BREAKING / NO CARE (2022), alongside works by MV Carbon, Bára Gísladóttir, Jexper Holmen, Mads Emil Dreyer
and Ylva Lund Bergner - on 12th June at Brooklyn's experimental music venue Roulette. Innovative compositional approaches and extended techniques converge in an event that incorporates spatial elements, audience engagement, and collaborative interpretation.

Organized by MV Carbon and Lars Lundehave. Sponsored by Nordic Culture Fund and presented by Roulette.
Performers: Laura Cocks, Zach Layton, Brian Chase, Samantha Sea Sea and MV Carbon

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing.

May 6th

What methods do

On 9th April, Juliana Hodkinson presents at the international symposium 'What methods do' on the role of artistic research methods in the articulation of art and society, and how music, sound and performance unfold as part of a social context.

The symposium takes place at the Textile Museum in Tilburg the Netherlands on 9 April, starting time 13.00, and is organized by Leiden University’s Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) and the Platform for Arts Research in Collaboration, in coordination with Fontys Tilburg and SAR.

March 3rd

HAUCH at USC Fisher Museum

Concert

As part of its SCENE SHIFT exhibition, running Feb 2nd-Apr 6th 2024, LA's Fisher Museum is showing HAUCH (2020), a film made by Marsha Ginsberg, Juliana Hodkinson and Katharina Schmitt and originally commissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Info about the exhibition here

Watch the film of HAUCH here

February 9th

Furs and shells

CD Release

On 22nd Sept the critically-acclaimed MIND & MACHINE series of electroacoustic compilations from Ravello Records returns with its fifth edition, including 2 tracks by Juliana Hodkinson: FURS and SHELLS. Both tracks derive from an approach inspired by manual foley and amplified object performance, and also salute the feminist contribution to cultural histories of symbolism and surrealism.

Have a look at the album page.

September 15th

Ready for ecstasy

Concert

On 4th Feb 2023, Truike van der Poel gives the first performances of READY FOR ECSTASY at Eclat Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart.
The performance includes the voice and text of Ursula Andkjær Olsen, from her 'My Jewel Box/Mit smykkeskrin', images by Sophia Kalkau, as well as the voices of Neue Vocalsolisten and animation by alisch berlec hönow.

READY FOR ECSTASY shows live at 3pm and 11pm, 4th Feb 2023, and also online.

More info on Eclat Festival website here.

Image: Truike van der Poel in 'Ready for Ecstasy'.

December 28th

Changing the subject

Part of the artistic research festival ARTikulationen at Kunstuniversität Graz 5th-8th Oct 2020, Juliana Hodkinson's keynote talk CHANGING THE SUBJECT: Talk as Sonic Material, on 6th Oct, takes the word as sonic material for an excursion in polyphonic social composition.

More info and full programme ARTikulationen here

September 24th

Ground View

Concert

On 15th May, ensemble mosaik gives the first performance of GROUND VIEW at Betonhalle, Silent Green in Berlin. In GROUND VIEW, sonic experiences of asymmetry and inequality are the new sweet spot. The audience is invited into a modular temporary assemblage of instrumental, kinetic, verbal and environmental objects and actions. Agency shifts from module to module, and between players and listeners, as social, personal and professional roles, and the sounds of archetypal and concrete places, are constantly on the shift.

Commissioned and performed by ensemble mosaik, as part of their series Realities, places and displacements of places, funded by the Spartenoffenen Förderung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Medien.

Juliana Hodkinson – composer
Patrick Klingenschmitt – dramaturgy

Photo: Anka Bardeleben Photography

More info

May 1st

Angel View album release

CD Release

The ANGEL VIEW album is out on Vienna-based label col legno.

Scentatet's musicians perform a sonic bazaar of instrumentals, breaking glass, crashing metal and chiseling cement, against a backdrop of squealing tram-wheels, a revolving carousel, falling walls and a dining table laid for an ancestral dinner.

Thanks to musicians Hannah Törnell Wettermark, Christian Tscherning Larsen, Matias Escudero Seibæk, Fei Nie, Mikkel Egelund Nielsen, Louise Gorm, My Hellgren, and to Anna Berit Asp Christensen, Mette Hornbek, Yangyadi Deng, Kirstine Elisa Kjeldsen, Peter Weinsheimer, Col Legno, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, the Danish Arts Council and KodaKultur for making the album possible. And also to Spor festival, Scenatet and Berliner Festspiele/MaerzMusik for commissioning Angel View back in 2014, with support from the Danish Arts Council.

The album can be ordered as physical CD or downloaded from col legno 's website, or streamed on spotify or apple music

Wherever you are, listen with headphones.

January 3rd

HAUCH film online

New work

A sonic horror show created by Juliana Hodkinson, Marsha Ginsberg and Katharina Schmitt

The film is now online here

Skin without body. Body without voice. Voice without breath. Breath without skin. Hauch is a music-performance piece exploring unconscious fears of public spaces. A series of clown sightings in unregulated liminal contexts become triggers for the transformation of the familiar into the foreboding. Funny, threatening, familiar and eerie, clowns appear as transmitters and receivers of social anxieties. Their painted faces obliterate identity. Reconfigured facial expressions subvert emotions amplifying inscrutability. Their voices modulate between exaggerated states of expression and detachment. Their deadpan hysteria embodies fears of the disappearance of all that is recognisable as familiar and comforting. Hauch is created by composer Juliana Hodkinson, artist Marsha Ginsberg and director Katharina Schmitt in urban spaces between Berlin and New York.

With performers Melanie Schmidli and Dan Safer, and the voices of the Neue Vocalsolisten (Johanna Vargas, Susanne Leitz-Lorey, Truike van der Poel, Martin Nagy, Guillermo Anzorena, Andreas Fischer)

Audio mix and mastering, Peter Weinsheimer / Video editing, Matěj Šenkýřík / Assistant director, Glen Sheppard

The film is produced with support from Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart, and Akademie der Künste Elektroakustisches Studio, Berlin.

December 10th