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Skin without body. Body without voice. Voice without breath. Breath without skin. HAUCH is a soundwalk with clowns who appear as projection surfaces for social anxiety and fear.

Composer Juliana Hodkinson, visual artist Marsha Ginsberg and director Katharina Schmitt explore clown archetypes and contemporary post-dystopian and imaginary spaces. Questioning the voice as a fleeing anchor point of identity, HAUCH tickles contemporary social phobias, deserted urban environments and masked identities, confronting the voices of Neue Vocalsolisten with the bodies of dynamic performers through the urban forest of the Tiergarten to the rooftop of Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

HAUCH premieres in the framework of the festival The Disappearance of Music in November 2020, with performances on 13th Nov (5pm), 14th Nov (7pm) and 15th Nov (7pm) - alongside new acts and keynotes by Holly Herndon, Mat Dryhurst, Ensemble KNM, Agnès Gayraud, George Lewis and many others. The whole festival is free entry - limited capacity.

Image: collage by Marsha Ginsberg

HKW programme: Das Verschwinden der Musik / The Disappearance of Music

September 26th



Mondrian Ensemble gives the first performances of a new string trio, BEAT - with extended bow action and objects - on 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Sept. 2020 in Basel/unternehmen mitte, Zürich/Walcheturm, Uetikon am See/Atelier Klang und Raum and Winterthur./Münzkabinett.

BEAT is part of the project Playtime, which also includes works by Lisa Streich, Magdalena Meitzner, Christian Winther Christensen, Simon Steen-Andersen and Sven-David Sandström.

August 29th

Warsaw Autumn


On 18th September 2020, Warsaw Autumn festival opens with Tom Pauwels as electric guitar soloist and Monika Wolińska conducting the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Juliana Hodkinson's CAN MODIFY COMPLETELY / IN THIS CASE / NOT THAT IT WILL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE ... (2016). The concert will be livestreamed (available only during the concert).

On 19th September, Juliana Hodkinson talks with Krzysztof Kwiatkowski at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw at 12:00 (available later by video transmission), and at 15:00 she opens the festival's composition workshop.

Warsaw Autumn also featured Juliana Hodkinson's work in 2016, with Scenatet's production of her semi-staged modular work ANGEL VIEW (2014). And in 2017, Frauke Aulbert and Malgorzata Walentynowicz performed Juliana Hodkinson and Niels Rønsholdt's piece X & X (2017) at Warsaw Autumn, as part of the Série Rose programme.

Festival info and programme

June 23rd

Jounce ad hoc


Karolina Öhman plays JOUNCE (2016) at Gare du Nord's 'ad hoc' series in Basel, on 11th June, alongside words by
Mauela Kere, Luciano Berio and J.S. Bach.
Maximum audience: 40 people.
ad hoc concert programme and info

And Åsa Åkerberg plays JOUNCE (2016) at ensemble recherche's special Wandelkonzert in Freiburg, on 19th June, alongside works by Claude Vivier, Frederic Rzewski and Fabien Lévy.
The concert is for small, divided audience, and will be performed twice, at 7pm and 8.30pm.
Wandelkonzert programme and info

June 5th

Recorded Delivery

New work

Performer and composer Alwynne Pritchard has been busy during lockdown times with her Recorded Delivery project: dozens of short confined-performance videos, based on messages sent to her by composers from near and far.

Here you can listen to Juliana Hodkinson's Video Postcard 26 for Recorded Delivery.

And here is the Recorded Delivery project in its entirety (ongoing).

May 2nd

Radio space

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