Judith Hamann

Judith Hamann

Judith Hamann (*1983 in Birraranga/Narrm, Melbourne/Australien) is a cellist and performer/composer from Narrm/Melbourne. They have »long been recognised as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary-music cellists« (RealTime Arts), and as a composer who »destroys the fiction of the musician who lives and works outside conventional parameters and puts in its place a series of compositions that are fundamentally humane« (WIRE). Their work encompasses performance, improvisation, electro-acoustic composition, site specific generative work, and micro-tonal systems in a process based creative practice.

Currently Judith’s work is focused on an examination of expressions and manifestations of ‘shaking’ in solo performance practice, a collection of new works for cello and humming, as well as ongoing research surrounding ‘collapse’ as a generative imaginary sonic surface. Judith is currently a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude and holds a doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in contemporary cello performance under the supervision of cellist Charles Curtis.

James Rushford

James Rushford

James Rushford (*1985 in Melbourne/Australien) is a composer-performer whose work is drawn from specific concrète, improvised, avant-garde and collagist languages. He has created work for major international ensembles, festivals and organisations, and works regularly with artists including crys cole, Oren Ambarchi, Klaus Lang, Kassel Jaeger, Annea Lockwood, Graham Lambkin and Tashi Wada. His most recent albums have been released by Unseen Worlds (US), Black Truffle (AU) and Shelter Press (FR). Currently his work deals with the aesthetic concept of musical shadow––different images of perspectival obscurity in sound and music.

Midmeste

17
06.02.
13:30
Theaterhaus, T4
Judith Hamann violoncello James Rushford portative

»Midmeste« comes from Old English and means »in between« or »in the middle«. Taking advantage of a joint residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude, the two Australian musicians, who have collaborated in various constellations for many years, develop the work in which they meet »in the middle« of their shared interests, especially in terms of creating and embedding »sound« in broader conceptual images, influenced by late medieval melody and harmony, pure tuning, and microtonal shadings.

 

Thus, in their meditative work, they explore a web of relationships between their specific instruments, interplay, and spacea kind of tracing of multiple strands, outlines and connections, maps and paths in which musical materials and psychoacoustic remnants recur.

Eine Produktion der Akademie Schloss Solitude