JULIET FRASER | soprano
The new year kicks off with a short set as part of BBC Radio 3's 'New Year, New Music' week in which I perform one of Matthew Shlomowitz's Songs about words and about the pleasure of misery (2013) and two songs from Michael Finnissy's new Andersen-Liederkreis (2016).
Forthcoming highlights include performances of Milton Babbitt's Philomel in MOOT (Brighton), Bernhard Lang's DW16 Songbook in Barcelona with We Spoke: New Music Company, the world premiere of Lang's new song cycle, The Cold Trip, part II, in MaerzMusik (Berlin) with Mark Knoop, and a reprisal of Eva Reiter's The Lichtenberg Figures in Ghent with ICTUS. In early music, I'm delighted to be doing a series of concerts this season with Gli Angeli Genève.
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of 81 sponsors, my version of Morton Feldman's Three Voices will soon be available on CD. We finished recording at the end of October and the disc is scheduled for commercial release on HatHut Records in June 2016.
I also begin my Open Space residency, so will be spending precious pockets of time during the year up at Aldeburgh developing, learning and recording new repertoire, and eating chips.
* * * * *
EXAUDI returns to Guildhall School of Music and Drama for our annual composers' workshops, and celebrates the birthday of long-time friend and collaborator Michael Finnissy with a weekend of concerts at Milton Court. We also make our début at St John's Smith Square with a programme including works by Jürg Frey and Cassandra Miller.