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Throughout March, Borealis Festival is streaming work by renowned international sound artists, radio artists and composers, including three works by Juliana Hodkinson from her collaborations with other artists:

- TURBULENCE, an electronic chamber opera to a libretto by Cynthia Troup, soprano Deborah Kayser, actor Anneli Bjoråsen

- ON/OFF, a binaural soundpiece with words and voice by Ursula Andkjær Olsen

- MAPS, a soundpiece composed with David Young, with words and voice by Cynthia Troup, violin Yasutaka Hemmi, cello Caerwen Martin, piano Katrine Gislinge, percussion Henrik Larsen

Look out for listening stations popping up during Borealis Festival in Bergen, 4-8th March, in the Festival Office in Verkstedet, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen Kunsthall and Bergen Public Library.

Listen online 24/7 throughout March

March 3rd

All my friends


Samuel Stoll plays ALL MY FRIENDS REALLY ARE SUPERHEROES (2011), for horn and electronics at Yeah, but ... / NUMU in Baden, Switzerland, on 28th February 2020.

More Swiss concerts coming up later this spring, when Mondrian Ensemble plays Juliana Hodkinson's new string trio BEAT (2020) in Zürich, Basel, Winterthur, Zofingen and Uetikon am See on 17th-26th May. Click on calendar on the left here for more info.

February 22nd

Curating potential

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art (ed. Sanne Krogh Groth & Holger Schulze) is released on 20th Feb 2020, with a chapter by Juliana Hodkinson on migration and sonic practices in Berlin, in conversation with curators Elke Moltrecht and Julia Gerlach.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art explores what sound art is in the 21st century, discussing transcultural trends towards the post-apocalyptic, a wide sensorial spectrum of sonic imaginaries as well as processes of decolonization and deinstitutionalization around the making of sound.

With chapters by Annea Lockwood, Cathy Lane, Brandon LaBelle, Morten Riis and Søren Møller Sørensen, among many others.

Pre-order a copy from Bloomsbury Academic

January 23rd



Still running at the Royal Library in Copenhagen until 18th January 2020, ON/OFF is a hybrid binaural/ambient sound installation, created by Juliana Hodkinson and Ursula Andkjær Olsen, for the exhibition Circle Breaker with sculptures and photography by Sophia Kalkau.

Circle Breaker was nominated for the Schade Prize 2019, for interdisciplinary openings in new Danish literature.

Watch a short trailer

December 8th

Who is the 'I'?

The festival and symposium ‘Who is the “I” that performs?: Enacting Musical Identities’ gathers a diverse range of perspectives on questions of identity and subjectivity in music, with presentations from international artist-researchers and responses from three artistic researchers: Juliana Hodkinson, Kimberly Campanello and Darla Crispin.

The festival celebrates the work of the Orpheus Institute research cluster ‘Performance, Subjectivity and Experimentation’, convened by Catherine Laws, William Brooks, David Gorton and Stefan Östersjö, with performances and the launch of the book Voices, Bodies, Practices: Performing Musical Subjectivities (Leuven University Press).

More info here

November 23rd

Adventures in silence


Juliana Hodkinson pursues more adventures in silence, with Berlin's Eufonia Festival, at the intersection of sound, art and science.

On 29th November 2019 she introduces small groups of curious listeners to the Technische Universität's anechoic chamber.

And on 3rd November 2019 she joins artist Martine-Nicole Rojina, psychiatrist Nicolas Lorenzini and neuroscientist Nicolas Endres in a panel discussion on silence at Acud macht neu.

Go to the Eufonia Festival website

October 27th

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 hybrid 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