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Sonic Writing

Just published online: Seismograf launches its peer-review platform devoted to contemporary music and sound art, with my article on SONIC WRITING - A VIBRATIONAL PRACTICE, published in English and in Danish.

In my article, I reflect on my own composing practice since I introduced electronics into my formerly instrumentally-based musical habitus, and I consider some issues related to context, gender and technology, centring on the techniques and metaphors of vibrato and vibration.

http://seismograf.org/pr/sonic-writing

March 31st

Istanbul residency

Concert

6th April I travel to Istanbul as guest of Bogazici University, taking part in the residency programme 'Bogazici Chronicles' for writers, artists and thinkers. Alongside seminars, workshops and meetings, and the daily chronicling of today's Istanbul, I'll be presenting two concerts:

EXPANDING SOUND, 14th April, in which I perform solo with electronics and objects to four films: 'Ten Minutes Older' (Herz Frank, 1978), 'Allerleirauh' (Anja Struck, 2004), 'The Seashell and the Clergyman' (Germaine Dulac, 1928) and 'I Greet You a Thousand Times' (Joachim Koester, 2005).

A THEATRE OF SOUNDS, 19th April, Scenatet performs a programme of chamber works and my new electroacoustic instrumental-theatre work ANGEL VIEW, fresh from its premiere at MaerzMusik in Berlin this month.

www.scenatet.dk/theatre-sounds/

March 27th

Angel View

MaerzMusik and Scenatet present the world premiere of ANGEL VIEW on 18th March, 7pm at Berghain, Berlin.

ANGEL VIEW was commissioned by Scenatet, Spor Festival and MaerzMusik/Berliner Festspiele, with support from the Danish Arts Foundation, and is published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen.

ANGEL VIEW is an assemblage of urban and musical debris, somewhere between a wordless live radio play, enacted film soundtrack and instrumental theatre.

Photo: Anka Bardeleben Photography

Deutschlandradio Kultur will broadcast ANGEL VIEW on 20th March, c. 9pm.

March 6th

Distributed Opera

Just published - a new article (in English):

Juliana Hodkinson: 'Distributed Opera - new stagings, new roles'. In: Peripeti - tidsskrift for dramaturgiske studier, Vol. 20, December 2013, p. 30-41.

Departing from an introduction on the distribution of mainstream opera over the internet, this article offers some perspectives for reconceiving elements of opera in the light of other online audio-visual experiences such as computer games, and concludes with an anticipation of Breathless Moment, an upcoming tablet opera under development by Signe Klejs & Niels Rønsholdt.

www.peripeti.dk

January 22nd

Preview 2014

ANGEL VIEW - new semi-staged work for SCENATET: first performance at MaerzMusik/Berghain, Berlin, 18th March 2014.

BOGAZICI CHRONICLES - residency at University of Bogazici, Istanbul, with concerts and lectures, 7th April - 3rd May 2014.

NEW WORK for Anima Quartet/SWR, first performance Theaterhaus Stuttgart 7th June 2014.

New works coming up in 2014-15 for Poing, Speak Percussion/Klang Festival, Esbjerg Ensemble and Jetpack Bellerive.

January 1st

Immersive

ABC New Waves has now podcasted the complete recording of my immersive chamber opera, TURBULENCE, devised together with librettist Cynthia Troup and director David Young, commissioned and produced by Chamber Made Opera, with Deborah Kayser and Anneli Bjøråsen as Mother and Daughter.

Have a listen:

www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2013/12/19/3914256.htm

December 28th

Illuminated

Concert

Thursday 19th December at 8pm, Ensemble SurPlus plays my quartet for oboe, cello and two musicians lighting matches ALL THAT WE CANNOT SAY at e-Werk in Freiburg, in a programme of Sound and Light, 'Illuminiert'. From pitch-black via naked flame to luminous electronic timbres, the programme includes works by Aristides Llanez, Aurélio Edler-Copes, Tristan Murail and Georg Friedrich Haas.

www.ewerk-freiburg.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungsdetails.phpid=1592&s...

www.ensemble-surplus.de

December 13th

Turbulence on air

Interview

ABC Classic FM broadcast TURBULENCE in full length on Saturday 23rd November, 10.30pm (Sydney time), presented by Julian Day on New Music Up Late. At the link below, you can listen to the programme again during the coming four weeks, wherever you are, whenever you like.

Highlights from TURBULENCE, and many other Chamber Made Operas from the past 25 years, are lined up for live performance at TUTTI on 30th November, 8pm at the Meat Market, North Melbourne.

http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2013/11/23/3896159.htm
http://www.chambermadeopera.com/program/TUTTI

November 21st

Ten Minutes Older

Concert

Friday 15th November, I'll perform live on violin, electronic pocket piano and sampler at Interfilm Festival's Sound & Vision event, Volksbühne Berlin. I'll be accompanying the Latvian film Ten Minutes Older, paying tribute to one of the central figures of the Riga school of poetic documentary, Herz Frank (1926-2013).

With cameraman Juris Podnieks, Herz Frank through his script and directing captured a dramatic range of emotions by showing the eyes and expressions of a group of young children absorbed in watching a puppet show. Subtitled ‘A tale of good and evil’, the black-and-white documentary is filmed in one shot, with no cuts. Every lip quiver and tear is captured in carefully-lit detail.

My live soundtrack is composed of animal sounds, husky string instrumentals and electronics, and aims to bring a personal sonic response into dialogue with the film's sensitivity to the intensity of continuity, drama and timing in documentary film.

http://www.interfilm.de/festival2013/events/sound-vision.html#c11590

November 6th

Megasmart

Concert

Thursday 31st October at 4.45pm pupils from Horsens Byskole Class 5B show their public soundwalk, starting at KUBEN in Søndergade, Horsens (DK).

We have been developing this sound walk together since August for Spil Dansk Dag, in collaboration with the Danish Composer's Union and Horsens Kommune. Come and join us, and let 5B guide you through the Halloween dusk with their live and recorded sounds from the pedestrian zone, supported by smartphones and megaphones.

www.hsfo.dk/article/20131030/ARTIKLER/131039995/1153

October 28th