Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Construction of the Act. James Rushford & Haroon Mirza.

ACCA present a new work by James Rushford in response to Haroon Mirza’s The Construction of an Act, an exhibition presented in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival for which Mirza will consider ACCA’s vast architecture as a reverberation chamber in which a disparate body of works will come together to form a conceptual and sonic whole. As part of the exhibition a live performance of the new work will take place at 6.30pm, 8 October, featuring Australian composer-performer James Rushford; award-winning London-based dance artist and choreographer Julie Cunningham; and singer Jessica Aszodi.

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Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

Bel Canto @ BIFEM

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music features Jess in their Saturday night offering at the Ullumbarra Theatre - “Bel Canto” . The program includes “Vagus Correspondences” a new work composed and performed by Jessica Aszodi and Kathryn Williams that uses breath, voice and the human nervous system as metaphors for inter-personal communication and influence. This is followed by works by Larry Goves (The Book of Matthew) and Cassandra Miller (the titular, Bel Canto) in a program that invites a reconsideration of portraiture, voice, bodies and the nature of beauty.

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Aug
23
to Aug 24

Eastman's "Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc" @ Supersense

Jessica performs the solo “Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc" by Julius Eastman, on the stage of the State Theatre in Melbourne as Part of Supersense Festival on August 23rd (6:3-11:30pm) and 24th (2-6pm). You must purchase a day ticket for the festival in order to see this performance. The stellar lineup features Moor Mother, John Maus, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Setabuhan (August 23rd), Graham Lambkin, Roscoe Mitchell, Sam Dunscombe, Crys Cole, and James Rushford (August 24th) and much, much more.

Info at tickets can be found at the Supersense/ ArtsCentre Website

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Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" at Breckenridge

Jessica sings Samuel Barber’s touching Knoxville, Summer of 1915, followed by the original ballet version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 musicians, conducted by Steven Schick, at Breckenridge Music Festival (Colorado, US). The second half of the concert features Florence Price’s First Symphony, an unheralded masterpiece of its time.

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Jul
27
to Aug 4

Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda is a co-production and co-commission of Sydney Chamber Opera, Opera Queensland and Victorian Opera. Jessica sings the role of Lucinda in this world premiere opera by Elliot Gyger (composer) and Pierce Wilcox (Libretto), based on the novel by Peter Carey. Conducted by Jack Symonds and directed by Patrick Nolan at Sydney’s Carriageworks.

Carey’s beloved novel is one of Australia’s artistic triumphs. Lucinda is an orphaned proto-feminist industrialist; Oscar believes he is touched by God. They have nothing in common- except their maddening addiction to gambling. She calls it chance; he calls it providence. Oscar and Lucinda find each other in colonial-era Sydney, and nothing will keep them apart. Until they are torn by a wild dream: to build a cathedral of pure glass, and walk it into the Australian outback. Oscar and Lucinda is a bonfire of the passions within every human soul. It is impossible, romantic, and visionary. Like a church made of glass.

Date & Times

July

Sat 27

Mon 29

Tue 30

August

Thu 1

Fri 2

Sat 3

All shows 8pm

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May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Marino & Aszodi at Accademia Americana Roma

Flowing from a development residency Aszodi will perform in a new exhibition, The Academic Body, at Accademia Americana Roma. The performance program will feature works by Marino centered around the theme of camera obscura, with performances by Marino & Aszodi, as well as a work-in-progress excerpt from their new collaborative work: “A map of the world on the face of the machine”

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May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Vagus Correspondences

Kathryn Williams recital, with Jessica Aszodi at University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield presents a first outing of Williams and Aszodi’s collaborative project in development: Vagus Correspondences. The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex cranial nerve, responsible for vital sensory activities and motor information within the body. The performer/devisors are building a hyper-personal, body-centric piece, from stream of consciousness texts, correspondences, exercises and recordings. The finished work will relay narratives of their travels, music-making, embodied activities, and everyday interactions. This performance features a short excerpt born from the earliest stages of the Vagus’ development.

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Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Anarchiving Resonance

‘Anarchiving Resonance’ – by Scott McLaughlin & Jess Aszodi at University of Leeds (UK)


Scott McLaughlin and Jessica Aszodi present a performance of a collaborative work-in-progress, a performance installation where the audience can move around and listen far or near; including close-up listening with wireless headphones. The piece is a performative exploration of human and material agencies interacting. We use the voice as a ‘tool’ to activate cymbals, as wells of resonant potential. Then draw-out sympathetic resonances, carrying them between cymbals to find connections, exciting and sustaining their ‘thing-power’.

The piece draws on Donna Haraway’s situated kin-making and shared ‘becoming-with’ in Staying with the Trouble, as well as various ideas of performative-ontology and ‘anarchiving’. A vibrating object is a kind of archive, a memory of previous resonances, a set of intersecting and overlapping possibilities. We anarchive this by using the voice to focus on the ‘formative movements going into and coming out of the archive’, generating a new ‘taking-form’ and ‘lures for further process’. (Manning & Massumi)

Admission Free
Great Hall, University of Leeds

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Mar
16
to Apr 9

A little night music with Netherlands ReisOper

‘A Little Night Music’

Jessica sings the role of Countess Charlotte Malcolm in Sondheim’s operatic musical across the Netherlands throughout March and April.

16 March 2019, 19:30
Wilminktheater
Enschede, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

21 March 2019, 19:30
Schouwburg Amstelveen
Amstelveen, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

24 March 2019, 19:30
De Nieuwe Kolk
Assen, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

26 March 2019, 19:30
Royal Theatre Carré
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

28 March 2019, 19:30
Royal Theatre Carré
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

30 March 2019, 19:30
Stadstheater Arnhem
Arnhem, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

02 April 2019, 19:30
Theater Heerlen
Heerlen, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

04 April 2019, 19:30
Theater De Spiegel, Zwolle
Zwolle, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

06 April 2019, 19:30
Theater aan het Vrijthof
Maastricht, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

09 April 2019, 19:30
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music (Countess)
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)
Zack Winokur (director)

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Dec
23
3:30 PM15:30

Music of Poulenc and Weill at the National Gallery, Washington DC

Concert of vocal and instrumental works by Poulenc and Weill featuring Jessica Aszodi (Voice), Daniel Schlosberg (piano) and Russell Rolen (Cello).

In a rare performance, two composers known primarily for song, each with a populist streak, are juxtaposed in both vocal and instrumental repertoire. The featured works include excerpts from Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and other individual songs, as well as his Cello Sonata and the Intermezzo for Piano, and Francis Poulenc’s Prier pour Paix, "Tel Jour, Telle Nuit," and Les Soirées de Nazelles.

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun (development showing)

SWEET POTATO KICKS THE SUN

Featuring: Jessica Aszodi (Sweet Potato) and Nicole Paris (as herself)

Commissioned by a consortium of opera companies led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco Opera that includes: Lyric Opera Of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Sarasota Opera, and Seattle Opera

Workshop Reading: September 2018 in Chicago.
First performance in 2019 to be given by Santa Fe Opera.

Libretto by Leslie Dunton-Downer

 

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Aug
31
to Sep 1

Resonant Bodies Festival

Jessica Aszodi and Jane Sheldon co-direct a festival of innovative vocal music at Sydney's Carriageworks. Illuminating the shape-shifting power of the human voice, Resonant Bodies is an international festival of new vocal music founded in New York in 2013. This exclusive Australian iteration will feature Swedish-Ethiopian composer-improviser Sofia Jernberg, Indonesian vocalist Rully Shabara, New York soprano Ariadne Greif, and Australians Mitchell Riley, Deborah Kayser and Sonya Holowell.

 

 

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Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Cathy Milliken - New work for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Northey - Conductor
Beijing Guitar Duo
Vladimir Gorbach - Guitar
Jessica Aszodi - Soprano

de Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite
Cathy Milliken - d’accord
Rodrigo - Concierto madrigal for two guitars and orchestra

PRESENTED BY ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN ASSOCIATION WITH ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE'S GUITAR FESTIVAL

In 2018 the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will again collaborate with the Adelaide Guitar Festival.

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