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Distributing opera

At the close of RMIT's Agile Opera research project, Agile Opera Digital is launched as an online resource for approaches to adapting live opera to digital and spatial forms. Juliana Hodkinson and Cynthia Troup's opera TURBULENCE (2013) is one of the works at the heart of the Agile Opera collaboration between Chamber Made Opera and RMIT.

TURBULENCE has been presented as: live performance; film - by Peter Humble - (online, outdoor cinema and gallery installation); radio broadcast; sampled and remixed within other compositions and in combined film and live performance versions.

Agile Opera Digital presents a video keynote presentation by Juliana Hodkinson and interview with outgoing Chamber Made Opera executive producer Tim Stitz, from the MicroLab seminar held at RMIT in December 2016.

Presentation and interview video

July 1st

Da, for 'Darmstadt'

Juliana Hodkinson is Visiting Composer at the Darmstadt Summer School 2018, with performances of her music and teaching activities. On 16th July, Speak Percussion will perform two works written for them - LIGHTNESS (2015) and THRESH (2018, commissioned by the Darmstadt Summer School), and on 24th July Frauke Aulbert and Malgorzata Walentynowicz will perform X&X (2017), which Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt composed together for Monika Pasiecznik's curated programme Série Rose.

Juliana Hodkinson will join Gunnhildur Einarsdottir, Liza Lim and Martin Iddon, mentoring composers at the harp workshop, and is also available for individual and group composition lessons.

Darmstadt Summer Course programme

June 22nd

Alles Anders Ändern

MusikTexte's May edition, No. 157, carries Martin Schüttler's Laudatio from the Stuttgart Composition Prize for Juliana Hodkinson and Malte Giesen, along with Juliana Hodkinson's short text 'Alles Anders Ändern', and texts by and about Julia Mihaly, Malte Giesen, Heinz Holliger, Dieter Schnebel, Wolfgang Rihm, Maximilian Marcoll, Johannes Schöllhorn, Herrmann Keller, Klaus K. Hübler, Øyvind Torvund, Hans-Joachim Hespos and more.

Order MusikTexte No. 157

May 6th

Angel View Movie


ANGEL VIEW MOVIE (2018) opens 4th May 2018 at Rum46/Spor Festival, Aarhus, and runs until 6th May, showing 2pm-5pm each day. There's an artists' talk at Rum46 on Sunday 6th May 12.30pm-1pm.

ANGEL VIEW MOVIE is a film installation, developed in collaboration with filmmaker Michael Madsen and Scenatet, from Juliana Hodkinson's music-theatre score ANGEL VIEW (2014).

Music and composition: Juliana Hodkinson / Video and direction: Michael Madsen / Performance and production: Scenatet/ Editing: Stefan Sundlöf / Sound mix: Peter Weinsheimer

Spor Festival programme

May 4th

Diversity in music

This year again at Talk Town - Copenhagen's debate festival for equality and gender - the Danish Composers' Union is hosting a programme of events, getting together music professionals to discuss methods for more diversity. On 3rd May at 3pm, composers Bent Sørensen and Juliana Hodkinson, anthropologist Tinna C. Nielsen from Move the Elephant and Georg Rasmussen from Click Festival form a panel moderated by Lene Johansen to look at how to open up music programming to greater variety of all kinds.

Following on from the panel debate, at 5pm Juliana Hodkinson moderates a panel of composers from ex-Jugoslavian countries, whose string quartets will be performed by the Antarja Quartet at 6pm: Urška Pompe, Sanda Majurec, Jana Andreevska, Isidora Žebeljan, Laura Čuperjani Mjeda, Valentina Velkovska Trajanovska and Ivana Stefanović.

Music & Diversity at Talk Town
Uhørte klange

April 23rd


New work

On 11th April, Norwegian trio Poing! gives the first performance of PASS (2018), at Sentralen in Oslo, as part of the Periferien concert series.

PASS is commissioned by Poing! with the support of the Norwegian Arts Council.

Listeners are central to the unfolding of this work . Together with the musicians of Poing! they form a temporary collective, uphold a colourful assemblage, extract a drone - in short, they are invited to co-create a resonant and illuminated environment, within which to enjoy moderate and meaningful dissonance, and find an adequate balance between aesthetic materiality and spirituality.

Pass with Poing

March 19th

Jounce and Scrape


On 3rd April, Karolina Öhman gives the German premiere of JOUNCE (2016) for solo cello with two modified bows at BKA Theater, Berlin, and on 17th April Cosima Gerhardt and André Bartetzki play SCRAPE (2009) for solo cello with metal plate and electronics at Ensemble KNM's 4Real festival at Radialsystem, Berlin.

Never Ending Journey

March 15th

Eclat / Kompositionspreis Stuttgart


Two works by Juliana Hodkinson open and close the Eclat Festival in Stuttgart this year: LIGHTNESS (2015), which will be performed by Ensemble Mosaik on 31st January 2018, and CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY/ IN THIS CASE/ NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE (2016), performed on 4th February 2018 by SWR Symphony Orchestra with Aart Strootman (solo electric guitar) and Manuel Nawri (conductor). The two works will be awarded the 62nd Composition Prize of the State Capital Stuttgart by the mayor of Stuttgart at the concert on 31st January.

Festival programme:
Press release:

January 3rd

Poppen kannste woanders


Phønix16 and S.A.F.T. give the first performance of (something in capitals) (2017), for voices, gadgets and instruments, at Columbia Theatre, Berlin, on 30th December 2017, alongside John Zorn's Cobra, and new pieces by Matias Monrad Møller and Paul Frick.

The concert is part of Phønix16's Berlin series: Arbeiten kannste morgen - Shoppen kannste selber - Shoppen kannste morgen - Erschrecken kannste selber - Poppen kannste woanders!

(something in capitals) is Juliana Hodkinson's second collaboration with Phønix, and will be followed in March 2019 by a new work when Phønix, Hodkinson and & co. will do Something about Brexit.

December 28th

Playing with objects and subjects


On 13th December, Juliana Hodkinson presents her some of her current artistic research in practice (and vice versa), to the Music, Thought and Technology cluster at Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium - including a performance by Catherine Laws of WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (2009) for piano, toys and audio playback.

This presentation continues Juliana Hodkinson's series of performative speculations into the literal and physical extension of artistic practice and theoretical reflection into one another.

November 27th