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Podcast interview


Swedish journalist Birgitta Tollan has made a podcast interview - in English - with Juliana Hodkinson, commissioned by the Danish Composers' Union.

With excerpts from I GREET YOU A THOUSAND TIMES (2005), LIGHTNESS (2015), CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE (2016) and ANGEL VIEW (2014), Tollan and Hodkinson talk about matches, angels, electric guitars, speaking up and winning prizes.

Listen to the podcast here

September 18th


New work

The binaural and ambient sound installation ON/OFF opens on 19th September 2019 at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. The new sound piece by Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Juliana Hodkinson is created to accompany Sophia Kalkau’s photographic work Off White within the exhibition Cirkelbryder/Circle Breaker at the Royal Danish Library, and will run for the entire exhibition period, 20th Sept 2019 to 18th Jan 2020. The exhibition celebrates the ongoing collaboration between visual artist Sophia Kalkau and writer Ursula Andkjær Olsen.

Words and voice: Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Composition: Juliana Hodkinson
Recording engineer, mix and mastering: Peter Weinsheimer

Recorded at Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Berlin, July 2019
with kind support from Neumann Berlin

September 11th



At the Young Nordic Music/Locations Festival in Piteå, Sweden, 26th-31st August 2019, Juliana Hodkinson is Visiting Composer, together with Jan Sandström.

Events include a performance of (something in capitals) (2017) with Piteå New Voices & Guests, and a lecture 'A to B to Z' (both events 29th August), in which Juliana Hodkinson will talk about her artistic practice from the perspective of shifting locations. Germaine Dulac's surrealist film 'La Coquille et le Clergyman', with Juliana Hodkinson's soundtrack from 2012, runs as an installation throughout the festival.

Festival schedule and info

August 25th

Field Kitchen Academy


This year's Field Kitchen Academy is centred around the concept of Silence with the Consent of Sound, and kicks off with the performance “NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING” by Juliana Hodkinson on Saturday, August 17 at 7pm, in Wüsten-Buchholz. This is a public event.

The piece “NOTHING BREAKING THE LOSING” will be decomposed and recomposed by 12 interdisciplinary researchers and will be collaboratively presented in its new format on Friday August 23 at 7 PM @ Wüsten Buchholz, Perleberg - also a public event, with Conceptual Dinner. Booking required.

Also, at the FIeld Kitchen Academy: performances and presentations by artists Robert Lippok & Ali M. Demirel, composer Hans Peter Kuhn, architect Juhan Pallasmaa, Zen Masters Sun Woo & Ji Woo, contemporary dancer Emma Howes, and conceptual dinners by Betül Insel Karahan.

More info: Field Kitchen Academy

August 9th



LIGHTNESS (2015) gets its US, Portuguese and Malaysian premieres in July 2019.

On 4th, 5th, 6th July 2019, Drumming – Grupo de Percussão plays LIGHTNESS (2015) at the Teatro Nacional Sao Joao in Porto, as part of LUX-LUCIS, a visual show about synergies between sound and light, alongside works by Kate Neal, David del Puerto, Igor C. Silva and Mátyás Wettl. LUX-LUCIS is curated by percussionist Miguel Bernat.

On 19th and 20th July 2019, Speak Percussion - who originally commissioned the work - play LIGHTNESS within their celebrated Fluorophone show at Penangpac during the George Town Festival, Malaysia.

And on 22nd July the percussion ensemble of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbra California performs LIGHTNESS at their PercussionFest.

More info about the Porto performances here and about the Santa Barbra performance here.

June 8th

X & X

On 3rd June Frauke Aulbert and Malgorzata Walentynowicz perform Niels Rønsholdt & Juliana Hodkinson's X & X (2017) at Klang Festival in Copenhagen, alongside works by Frauke Aulbert, Brigitta Muntendorf, Erwin Schulhoff, Francois Sarhan, and Pierre Jodlowski.

The concert starts at 9.15pm in Literarhaus, Copenhagen.

More info and full programme

May 25th

Silence with the consent of sound / Field Kitchen Academy

16 August - 11 September 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23 June 2019

Open call for an educational residency with: JULIANA HODKINSON (composer and musician), EMMA HOWES (contemporary dancer), ROBERT LIPPOK (composer and visual artist) & ALI M. DEMIREL (visual artist), HANS PETER KUHN (sound and visual artist), JI WOO & SUN WOO (Zen masters) and JUHANI PALLASMAA (architect). Chef in Residence: BETÜL İNSEL KARAHAN

Selection committee: Ursula Block, Cevdet Erek, Brandon Labelle, Mario Asef and Ece Pazarbaşı.

The FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY is an interdisciplinary educational residency programme that gathers artists/ creative minds, a resident chef and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions. A total of 10 interdisciplinary residents will be selected to join the upcoming FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY in its two modules. Curated by Ece Pazarbaşı, this year, under the title of SILENCE WITH THE CONSENT OF SOUND, the notion of silence in sound will be used as a gateway to opening various sensory experiences. Experimenting beyond well-accustomed ideas about silence as a “sound” component in sound art and music, the course will embrace the use of silence to accentuate other frequencies, and also create a passage to other senses of the body. With silence, the sonic journey enables quick shifts and glitches from auditory senses to the enhanced senses of sight, touch, smell, and taste.

Composed of two intertwined modules, the program is open to application from all disciplines and all walks of life. The selected residents will have the opportunity of pursuing processes of experimentation, discussion, trial and error, the progression of knowledge, and know-how in working sessions during the first 3 weeks. The last half week will be the ‘simmering’ period where the residents are expected to do NOTHING.

Location: GUTSHAUS WÜSTEN-BUCHHOLZ, Perleberg, Germany / 1 hr. away from Berlin Selected participants will be announced by 8 July 2019.

More info on content, location, fees & registration.

May 10th

All Around

New work

Sunday 5th May the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Ilan Volkov premieres ALL AROUND (2019), commissioned by the BBC for Tectonics Festival, Glasgow.

ALL AROUND is all about ubiquity, about sounds close up and far away, and about combining the familiar and the arcane in our everyday lives. Full of random sequences, the everyday comes at us from all directions at any time. When we decide to stop in the middle of all that and go into a concert we leave much of it behind, but of course we use the same pair of ears wherever we go, and the same mind to make sense of what we hear - so sounds from all around collide in our perception.

Also at Tectonics, Juliana Hodkinson joins Christian Wolff, Ilan Volkov, Lucie Vitkova, Jorge Boehringer, Maya Verlaak, Martin Arnold, Mik Quantius, Angela Sawyer, Genevieve Murphy, Jorge Boehringer, Robyn Schulkowsky, Joey Baron, Maya Verlaak, Jennifer Walshe, Angharad Davies, Andrew Hamilton and Maayan Franco in a performance of Christian Wolff's 'Burdocks' (1971) on 4th May.

Festival opening with Burdocks, 4th May
All Around, Concert programme and tickets, 5th May

March 26th


New work

Coming up on 9-10th March 2019 is the new work ♥ LOVE commissioned by Borealis Festival, Bergen, and devised by Juliana Hodkinson, Ensemble Adapter and Icelandic Love Corporation in collaboration.

♥ LOVE is the theme that millions of politically active people all over the world have adopted as an adequate response to global power struggles and humanitarian and environmental crises in dramatic escalation. Megaphones, pussy hats, mash-ups, protest chants, sit-ins and knit-ins; people are sounding out in spontaneous and ever more creative ways, casting love as a tool for political action.

♥ LOVE takes the audience by the hand, amplifying the modes of engagement, consent, dissent and boredom by which spectators respond to performances. There will be tickling, shaking, blowing, fumbling, peeping and random gestures of kindness. Sparks will fly, it could get complicated/wet, and maybe your lucky number will come up.

Family Event, 9th March
Festival Closing Concert, 10th March
More about Icelandic Love Corporation

February 10th

The drama of listening without dialectics

MusikTexte 160 has republished 'The drama of listening without dialectics' in German - translated by Gisela Gronemeyer-Oehlschlägel

This article was originally published as 'Dramatiken i att lyssna utan dialektik: om Salvatore Sciarrinos tysta musikramatikken’ in Nutida musik, 2009, No. 3, pages 15-19, and is derived from a chapter of the author’s PhD thesis Presenting Absence: Constitutive Silences in Music and Sound Art Since the 1950s (University of Copenhagen, 2007).

February 7th