Event [no.14] – Unerhörte Frauen!

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New Emergences opens the season 2018/2019 with Unerhörte Frauen! (Unheard Women), an event produced in collaboration with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Wednesday 24/10/2018, 19:00 CET
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr – Marienplatz 1, 44787 Bochum, Germany

Erwin Roebroeks – musicologist, writer, researcher and curator – brings together three especially curated discussion-concerts for Bochumer Symphoniker at Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. The three evenings present different focuses of the main theme of the week, Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil, which may be understood as the music of composers who have been “banned”. The first of these three evenings will discuss a potent close parallel called Unerhörte Frauen (Unheard Women) whose composed music, adversely affected by power structures of the time, has effectively been excluded, to be rendered invisible, and their names forgotten forever. What does it mean to be “banned” and how is it that our society has been complicit in such controversy?

New Emergences was kindly invited to co-curate/host, and co-produce this event and we are very pleased to be in partnership with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Involving a rich and wide angle of perspectives, the panel this evening will be expertly guided by Lisa Blanning (US/DE) – moderator, writer and editor on music, art and culture. Patricia Hall (US) – musicologist, researcher, writer, editor, and lecturer – has been invited to discuss her role as general editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (Oxford University Press, 2017), and will be accompanied by Ann Cleare (IE), an Irish composer writing concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design; and Penny Saunders (UK), artist, researcher, and maker of theatre-sets, puppets and props, in particular with Forkbeard Fantasy.

[More info about the panel below]

Music programme for the evening:
Giulia Bolcato (soprano) and Gianluca Geremia (lute) will perform the following compositions by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini

L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2 (5’30’’) – B. Strozzi
L’amante segreto, cantata (“Voglio, voglio morire”), Op. 2. (7’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Lagrime mie, Op. 7 (8’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Chi desia di saper (2’30’’) – F. Caccini
Non so se quel sorriso (3’30’’) – F. Caccini

Full programme of the Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil: 22-28 October


Full programme of the Gesprächskonzerte:

24/10 Unerhörte Frauen! (unheard/invisible women), 19:00 CET
25/10 Der Nachhall des Gulag (music and sounds from the Gulag), 19:00 CET
26/10 Verfemte Musik in der Gegenwart (outlawed music in the present day), 19:00 CET

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Podcast – Sedje Hémon

Podcast – Sedje Hémon

On April 30 2018, New Emergences was invited by Marianna Maruyama and Andrius Arutiunianto in Stroom – Den Haag for a discussion about Sedje Hémon, a composer/painter from The Hague who left an amazing body of work.

The discussion starts with composer Andrius Arutiunian and artist Marianna Maruyama. They reflect on their research on Hémon and speak about the thinking behind their new pieces. Mariëtte Groot, Fani Konstantinidou, and Anne Wellmer pose critical questions and bring fresh insight to conversation. The discussion is joined by Dimitri van der Werf, who knew Hémon personally, and moderated by Jaïr Tchong.

You can listen to the talk here

Sedje Hémon - Podcast

From left to right: Dimitri van der Werf, Fani Konstantinidou, Andrius Arutiunian, Marianna Maruyama, Jaïr Tchong. Seated: Mariëtte Groot, Anne Wellmer