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.
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
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.
Cathy Milliken - ASO Composer in Association - Guest Speaker
Natsuko Yoshimoto - ASO Concertmaster - Guest Speaker
Jessica Aszodi - Soprano - Guest Speaker
A discussion with the creators, reflecting on how their world generates ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies.
Fall 2017 Sponsored Artist Jessica Aszodi presents a workshop showing and reception at High Concept Labs. The program includes:
Eli Namay/Jessica Aszodi Duo
Repeat audient – an audience participation experiment
this instruments – Jessica Aszodi composer/performer
Underglass – Jessica Aszodi composer, Performed by Hannah Barco, Nick Merryhew & Jessica Aszodi
“I hear your tongue when you talk. I can feel it moving. The resting tension of your jaw. I feel that too. In my body, like you were there as part of me. When I listen attentively to your voice, my body echoes yours. Sometimes, I can’t switch it off. I become so caught up in the physical experience of another person – entering their experience through their voice – I get lost in the other.”
Hatched is an intensive music academy designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young Australian performers and composers. Jessica is one of the 2017 Hatched Mentors. She will work with members of Ensemble Offspring and fellow mentor Cathy Milliken to create new works and explore working methodologies with students. This year Hatched features an extra section for singers called 'Hatched Voices'.
Australia’s Ensemble Offspring present world premieres of music by internationally renowned composers featuring vocalist Jessica Aszodi. The concert includes new works by Lisa Illean, Annie Hsieh and Anahita Abbassi, Unsuk Chin’s classic Acrostic-Wordplay and Jennifer Walshe's Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere.
The opening concert of Klangspuren 2017 includes Jessica as soloist in Cathy Milliken's grand song cycle 'Earth Plays'. This year's festival features a 'too good to be true' line-up of artists including Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Walshe, the Arditti Quartet, Laurie Anderson, Juliet Fraser, La Monte Younge and Joan La Barbara.
Jessica sings 'Anna' in Kurt Weill's much loved cabaret 'ballet-chante', The Seven Deadly Sins at Sydney Conservatorium's Verbrugghen Hall. Conducted by Roger Benedict, directed by Chryssy Tintner and featuring an all-star cast of dancers and singers accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Fellows and members of the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
This Bastille day Jessica sings work by Massenet, Satie, Debussy, Weill and Piaf, from the Grand Opera to Cabaret, with the Park Ridge Fine Arts Orchestra conducted by Barbara Schubert.
At Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, across the street from Hodges Park.
In this one-night only festival event Jessica Aszodi and Jane Sheldon bring together favourite vocal artists from around the world to showcase innovative and expressive vocal practices. Featuring performers Carolyn Connors, Odeya Nini, Jessica Aszodi, Matthew Thomas and Jane Sheldon.
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Seven years from conception to birth, Prayer for Nil is Jessica Aszodi's debut LP as a solo artist. Please join us for an invitation-only launch, with Special Guests, at a secret Sydney (Paddington) location. Graciously hosted by Hospital Hill Records and Jon Rose, performances on the night will include excerpts from the album, as well as other music for voice and electronics. The double LP features works by James Rushford, Anthony Pateras, Jeanette Little and Alex Garsden. Please join us for wine and performances and to pick up a copy of 'Prayer for Nil'
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