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Lightness

Concert

LIGHTNESS (2015) gets its US and Portuguese 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 David del Puerto, Igor C. Silva, Thierry De Mey and Mátyás Wettl. LUX-LUCIS is curated by percussionist Miguel Bernat.

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

OPEN CALL for FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY Educational Residency, near BERLIN, GERMANY
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

♥ LOVE

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

Scrape at Dark Music Days

Concert

Zoe Martlew (cello) and Jesper Pedersen (sound) perform SCRAPE (2009), for distorted cello with metal plate at Reykjavik's Dark Music Days festival, on 31st January, alongside works by Tanja Orning/Christian Wallenrød, Bjørn Fongaard, Daniel Bjarnason, Bent Sørensen and Anders Nordentoft.

Dark Music Days festival programme

January 22nd

Heroines of Sound

Concert

Upcoming December concerts:

Århus Sinfonietta plays WATER LIKE A STONE (1997) in Randers, Aarhus and Skive, Denmark, 1st-3rd December, alongside music by Line Tjørnhøj, Birgitte Alsted and Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen.

And Ensemble KNM plays PROMPT, IMMEDIATE, NOW / VERY RESTRAINED AND CAUTIOUS (2013) at Berlin's Heroines of Sound Festival/HAU2 on 7th December, alongside work by Jessie Marino, Ana Maria Rodriguez and Katharina Rosenberger

Aarhus Sinfonietta Christmas Tour
Heroines of Sound: Programme, Day 2

November 21st

Berlin concerts

Concert

Upcoming in Berlin:

Ensemble KNM performs PROMPT, IMMEDIATE, NOW / VERY RESTRAINED AND CAUTIOUS (2013) on 21st September 2018, at NordiConTempo Festival / Kesselhaus, alongside works by Malin Bång, Clara Ianotta, Mansoor Hosseini, Simon Steen-Andersen and Mauro Godoy Villa-Lobos.

Sonar Quartett and Andreas Borregaard perform AND HAVE NOW FORGIVEN EVERYTHING (2018) on 15th October 2018 at Kontraklang / Heimathafen, alongside works by Jennifer Walshe, Marc Sabat and Li-Ying Wu.

Phoenix16 + noiserkroiser perform an expanded version of SOMETHING IN CAPITALS (2017) on 31st October 2018 at Heimathafen, alongside works by James Dillon, Hans Zender, Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Vladan Radovanovic and electronic pioneer duo Louis & Bebe Barron.

September 20th

Atonal music all around!

The S-Bahn Berlin is planning a pilot project in September, to disperse homeless people from S-Bhf Hermannstraße with the use of atonal music in the entrance hall.

Atonal music all around?? Great idea! Many thanks to the S-Bahn for this impulse; the initiative neue musik berlin invites everyone to turn up on 24th August at 7pm at the station entrance, bringing food, drink and atonal music for everyone. See the Facebook event for current details.

August 22nd