Wednesday 13 May 2015
Claudia Molitor and Friends


‘Artists have responded to the ‘Winterreise’ starting point by contributing existing and newly (re)conceived works that in some way relate to the underlying ideas of Schubert’s songs-cycle: desolation and hope, despair and melancholy… but most of all journeying, weather that be actual, imagined or metaphorical.’ 

Amy Cunningham Foreground (screening)
Jan Hendrickse and Clive Bell on Shakuhachi Pressure observations 
Max de Wardener in collaboration with Kathy Hinde Im Dorfe (screening)
Mikhail Karikis Children of Unquiet (screening)
Joseph Kohlmaier & Cathy Heller Jones Distance montage (new work)
Claudia Molitor extract from Vast White Stillness, ‘Wenn es nur einmal…’ (screening)
Aki Passoulas Seawater and !blac
Amber Priestley new work
James Weeks Narrow Path for flute
Mark Bowden & Max Hattler Drift (screening)

Max de Wardener

Max de Wardener is a composer based in London. He has written extensively for film and television. In 2012 he  scored his second feature for Pawel Pawlikovski – 'The Woman in the Fifth' staring  Ethan Hawke and Kirstin Scott Thomas. His also writes concert music, most recently composing  a percussion concerto for Colin Currie and Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.

Jan Hendrickse

Jan Hendrickse is a sound artist and composer. He is currently ACME studios’ Tower Hamlets artist in residence and a Sound and Music shortlisted composer. As a performer he has worked with a wide range of artists from Ornette Coleman and Howard Shore to Nitin Sawhney and Natasha Atlas He is also featured on wide range of film soundtracks including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He created collaborative pieces for a number of leading organisations including BBC proms, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta.

Kathy Hinde

Kathy Hinde is an audio-visual artist based in Bristol UK. She creates audio-visual installations and site specific sound sculptures alongside making video and sound for live performances. Much of Kathy’s work explores our relationship to the nature world, mediated by various technological interventions. Her interdisciplinary approach often combines different art forms through collaborations with other practitioners and scientists. She has shown work across Europe, Scandinavia, China, Pakistan, USA, Colombia and Brazil. She is an associate artist with producing art house Cryptic in Glasgow, Scotland.

Cathy Heller Jones

Cathy Heller Jones was born in New York City. She gained her Bachelor of Music degree at Boston University, followed by postgraduate singing studies at the Guildhall School of Music and the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh. A full-time musician working as a conductor, singer and teacher, she is the Director of Music at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue in St. John’s Wood, and Music Director of Musarc. As a singer with London Voices she has performed and recorded extensively, including John Adams’ El Niño and Nixon in China, Kaija Saariaho’s  Simone Weil and various works by Steve Reich  and Gyorgy Ligeti. She has recorded soundtracks  for numerous films, working with composers John Williams, Howard Shore, James Horner and Alexandre Desplat.

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist who lives in London. He studied architecture in London at the Bartlett School (UCL), and completed his MA and PhD at the Slade School of Art, London. His work embraces a variety of media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances which emerge from his long-standing investigation of the voice as a sculptural material and a socio-political agent. He often collaborates with communities whose lives challenge the mainstream, highlighting alternative modes of human existence and action.

Joseph Kohlmaier

Joseph Kohlmaier’s work crosses over different disciplines and brings together practices such as writing, design, teaching, performance, editorial and curatorial work, and composition. He is a senior lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at The Cass, London Metropolitan University where he also teaches a cross-faculty dissertation studio on performance and the creative process. He runs a postgraduate contextual studies module on sound, architecture and the city; and is head of the MA by Project: Course in poetics. He is founder and Creative Director of Musarc, one of the UK’s most progressive and unusual choral ensembles; and one of the founding directors of graphic design practice Polimekanos.

Claudia Molitor

Claudia Molitor is a composer/artist whose work draws on traditions of music and sound practices but also extends to video, performance and fine art. Her work often becomes a site where conventions of music notation and performance, and hierarchies of listening and seeing are explored. Running through her practice is a curiosity in un-noticed and fragile sounds, structures and thoughts. Considering the possibilities presented by the spaces between notions of artistic disciplines is also central to her work.

Amber Priestley

Born in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Amber Priestley has lived in the U.K. since 1991. The majority of her work deals directly with musicians performing both music and theatre. Some of this forms a very small portion of the performance (for example, choreographed page turns) or a fundamental portion of the performance (such as where the music is the least important element, with the focus on the various movements of the musicians). Another of her major preoccupations lies in open-form scores.

James Weeks

Hailed as ‘one of the most inventive young composers and conductors out there’ by The Guardian, James Weeks enjoys a growing international reputation both for his own music and for his consummate performances of contemporary repertoire. Born in Blackburn in 1978, he read Music at Cambridge before completing a PhD in Composition at Southampton University, studying with Michael Finnissy. His music has been commissioned and performed by many leading performers including London Sinfonietta, Apartment House, Quatuor Bozzini, Alison Balsom, and EXAUDI. As a conductor, he is best known for his work with the contemporary specialists EXAUDI.