I'm delighted to be singing with Klangforum Wien again this year: I join them for a programme of Vivier and Kyriakides in Vienna in January, for Jennifer Walshe's XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! in Grenoble in March, and for a revival of Rebecca Saunders's Skin in Paris in June. Skin also takes me to Amsterdam in May, this time to perform it with Asko|Schönberg and Bas Wiegers, and there's more Saunders on the menu for Louth Contemporary Music Society in June, where I'll be singing O and O, yes and I. Behind the scenes, I'm working with Cassandra Miller and Lisa Illean on new pieces to be unveiled later this year.
I also have a delicious glut of early music performances in London. I'll be singing Couperin's Trois Leçons de Ténèbres with soprano Amy Wood, Bach's St John Passion with the Merbecke Choir in Southwark Cathedral and a sequence of Bach arias for soprano and oboe with Rachel Chaplin. I'm also performing and recording some Bach Cantatas in Switzerland with the marvellous musicians of Gli Angeli Genève.
With EXAUDI I'll be performing in Principal Sound Festival, the BBC's Open Ear series, Beverley Early Music Festival, and the Voix Nouvelles Academy at Royaumont Abbey.
A portrait disc of Andrew Hamilton has just been released on NMC which includes To The People (with Maxime Echardour). My recording with the wonderful, indefatigable Mark Knoop of Bernhard Lang's The Cold Trip, part 2 was released on Kairos in August and has apparently sold out (a re-run is imminent), and the world premiere of Rebecca Saunders's Skin is included in the Donaueschinger Musiktage 2016 round-up released on NEOS. My recording of Morton Feldman's Three Voices continues to attract some ink: it was featured as one of the 100 best albums of 2017, according to The Times, and was one of Kate Molleson's 20 best classical releases of last year! You can still buy a copy here. There's some big news concerning future releases to come shortly...
In other news, I am currently Chapel Artist-in-Residence at Oxford House in Bethnal Green. As part of my residency, I am running a series and a symposium dedicated to new music and held in the little wooden chapel up in the eaves of Oxford House. Read more about eavesdropping here.
6 January 2018
Juliet gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the PRS Foundation
and Help Musicians UK's Transmission Fund