Juliana Hodkinson opens the Warsaw Autumn Festival 2020
15th September 2020
This concert will also feature world premieres by ElettroVoce and Aleksandra Kaca, Polish premieres by Georges Asperghis and Mauricio Kagel, and a piece by François-Bernard Mâche.
This Polish premiere will be livestreamed, but only available during the concer – the concert starts at 19:30 CET.
Hodkinson is not new to the festival, this will be her 3rd participation. Her first was in 2016 when the Danish ensemble Scenatet performed her semi-staged modular work Angel View.
The Warsaw Autumn Festival is the largest international contemporary music festival in Poland and it was founded in 1956 by composers Tadeusz Baird and Kazimierz Serocki.
The festival is an impressive platform of concerts, performances, installations and mixed media. With 23 world premieres, this year’s focus will be on showing the relationship between music and language.
This theme perfectly fits can modify completely/in this case/not that it will make any difference, where Hodkinson interweaves news headlines into the music through Morse code or other compositional operations and associations.
Written for Aart Strootman & Danish National Chamber Orchestra, on the occasion of the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Award, which she received in 2015, this piece is Hodkinson’s attempt at creating “a relation between current events, their representations in media and communications, and the material aspects of a musical work.”
During the festival, Juliana Hodkinson will also talk with Krzysztof Kwiatkowski at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw, on September 19, at 12:00 CET (this will be available later by video transmission) and open the festival's composition workshop at 15:00 CET.