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After the longest new years day ever (40 odd hours, the magic of time travel!) I’m going to bed in California. Very excited about upcoming projects here with some incredible musicians. The next few weeks are making me more excited about playing ‘pieces’ than I have been in a long time...
Details on the schedule page but also here:
Monday Evening Concerts
Performing Sarah Hennies ‘Contralto’
Zipper Hall, Los Angeles
JANUARY 16 & 17
He Pūtōrino Mākutu (a magic flute): a taonga pūoro puppet opera
With original music by: Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu), Celeste Oram and Alex Taylor
Hearing the Future Festival - San Diego Symphony
The Sandbox, San Diego
more information here:
Winging my way to Mexico City for this excellent thing. So happy to be returning!
I’ve retrurned to Southern California for a short stretch, the first trip to the US since getting a new artist visa for the US and I am slightly overwhelmed by just how wonderful it feels to be back, how much I’ve missed it, how complex it feels on telescopic level, personal, social, community, professionally, artistically, politically, activism-ally.
I’ll be playing a few shows in SoCal, then heading off to Chicago, Ithaca, Baltimore, and Mexico City over the next few weeks. One very special thing I’ll be doing here, is a performance of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela’s The Melodic Version (1984) of The Second Dream of The High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from The Four Dreams of China (1962) in Dream Light as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Fluxus Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with Charles Curtis, Jung Hee Choi, and Ben Neil among many others to bring this realization into being, and to revisit this work again.
More info on that here: https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/216/2018-11-17/fluxus-fluxconcert/
And more info on upcoming shows in Northern America on the schedule page.
I’m spending the next little while in Berlin while certain life questions and concerts and visa paperwork all being works in progress plants me in something of a limbo state. However, there’s much to be working on and seeing and doing here, and I’m keeping busy preparing for the premiere performance of Sarah Hennies’ new work ‘Loss’ for humming cellist and electronics on October 7th, as well as a short jaunt to London to play a solo set for Silver Road Presents. More info in the schedule section. Here’s to Autumnal splendour, leaves and hail.
Resident of the Forest
I’ve been fortunate enough to be invited to undertake a two week artist in residence work period at the Cooroora Institute on the Sunshine Coast. It is so beautiful up here, and I’m excited about the work underway in collaboration with artist Karla Pringle, as well as having the opportunity to develop some new cello work. Some photos below...
My immense thanks to the Australian Cultural Fund for making this residency possible.
I've arrived back in Australia (very) fresh from performing in the UK. I did a sneaky solo set for the Inland Concert Series in Melbourne before heading off to the Kimberley with the Tura New Music regional tour to work in community and schools. More info here: http://narlitour18.tura.com.au/the-tour/about
After this, I'll be performing at the Avantwhatever festival in Melbourne and presenting a paper and performance on my cello based 'Shaking Studies' work at the Gender Diversity in Music Making conference at Monash University.
Then, finally, I'll be taking a break from touring and playing, doing some hiberation in Melbourne winter, and hopefully carving out enough space to get making again, writing, working out new material, recording even (!). Phew. It's been a wild year.
Anthea Caddy and Judith Hamann at Tempo Reale, Florence
I have packed up and left the United States for good, following the completion of my doctorate at UC San Diego. Off into the wilds of the world I now go, the rest of the year a mixture of Europe and Australian adventures.
First up, a short residence period for Tempo Reale in Florence! Info on the show, and also the workshop can be found below...
Anthea and I are extremely grateful to Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts in making this possible for us.
Coming up is the last show I'll be organising in SoCal, and it is really exciting for me to be curating an event that is focused on installation and performance based work, but not in any way sound oriented. This show will unfold throughout the live/work loft at space for art, using beds, bathrooms, laundries, parking lots, to house works that speak to ideas of a kind of porousness between domestic space and working space. Some of favourite artists and people from San Diego and Tijuana have kindly agreed to be part of this last event, and I'm so excited to see it all together in the space.
Julia Reidy and Judith Hamann Tour
This is sort of my "last hurrah" tour, a farewell tour if you will. Julia and I will mostly be performing solo sets of our own, but I'll also be doing some playing with people who have become really important to me over the time I've lived in the United States.
More info about Julia here:
I'm so honoured to be traveling to Austin to perform with this amazing collection of musicians. Very much looking forward to my first time in Texas.
I've barely been back in San Diego a second, but I'm heading to the Bay Area to perform at this amazing series that I'd always hoped to play ever since my mate Joe Cantrell told me about it. I'm looking forward to meeting A-168 (the bunker with seven second reverb), and all the Re:Sound crew.
Heading home for the summer
I'll be in Australia doing all these lovely things with these lovely people shortly. There's more info on the schedule page but looking forward to some home time for a spell...
January 18 Ned Collette Band w/ Wirewalker + Strings - Gasometer, Melbourne
January 22 Inland Concert Series: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello - Church of All Nations, Melbourne
January 23 Make It Up Club 20th Birthday Celebrations: trio with Clare Cooper and Bonnie Lander (plus SO many amazing friends!) - Bar Open, Melbourne
January 24 + 27 The Now now Festival: with Steve Heather and Ned Collette + with Cor Fuhler and Bonnie Lander - 107 Projects, Sydney
February 3 - 4 SoundOut Festival - Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Here are some results of the recent collaboration with Cedric Tai which premiered in Detroit recently.
Concept and Mechanisms by Cedric Tai, Score "Ashering" by Judith Hamann.
Prints from multiple performances of the score at Simone DeSousa Gallery as performed by Yuri Popowycz (Violin) and James Cornish (Trumpet)
Arnold Dreyblatt Tokyo Ensemble 2017
Many exciting ideas, developments and concepts floating around after a great weekend with friend and collaborator Rachel Yezbick. Shaking tables, hyperobjects, slow motion, accelerometers. More soon...
Photo from structural engineering lab at UC San Diego
I'm thrilled to announce my album with Rosalind Hall is almost out in the world on the wonderful caduc. Immense thank yous from both of us to Mathieu Ruhlmann, Alan Jones, and Matthew Revert for all your care, magic and contributions to this release.
Most of all, THANK YOU to the amazing Carolyn Connors. Without you, this album would not exist.
Available on Nov. 15th in an edition of 100 glass-mastered CD packaged in an outsized gatefold card stock cover with printed bookmark in a PVC sleeve.
Artwork and design by Matthew Revert
Upcoming PNW dates
Nov 3 (Seattle, Woodland Theater) - Duoss (long form improvised duos/trio set w/ Greg Kelley and Alan Jones)
Nov 5 (Seattle, Racer Sessions at Gallery 1412)
Nov 9 (Seattle, Earshot jazz festival at The Chapel Performance Space) with Lori Goldston
Nov 10 (Vancouver, BC, Red Gate) - Quiet City performance series solo with Dashes, Mathieu Ruhlmann + Joda Clément + Alan Jones, and Man Forever.
BIFEM is happening again. I’ll be tearing around like crazy all weekend, playing 13 pieces. Particularly exited to be playing with my beloved string quartet! Bendigo ahoy...