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Upcoming 2016

August 2016: Artistic Leader and composer for the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. (AUSTRIA)

July 2016: Leading workshops for a new composition for Tyalgum to be performed at the Tyalgum Festival later in September. (AUSTRALIA)

June 2016: Performance of "Glockenflügel" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for the opening in Wismar on 17th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of "Wendengesang- leaving heart" commissioned by the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on 25th June. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of participatory project "Wenden und Drehen" on 25th June, commissioned by Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern. (GERMANY)

June 2016: Performance of the participatory opera, "GAACH- a sort of Folk Opera" as part of the Munich Biennale 2016 (GERMANY)

May 2016: Leading improvisation workshops during the Easter Festival of the Rheinsburg Akademie. (GERMANY)

April 2016: Leading workshops in Schools and at the North-West University of Potchefstrom- Music Department. (SOUTH AFRICA)

April 2016: Presenting "We are all stars" by Chris Wainwright in collaboration with Cathy Milliken at Nihonbashi Institute for contemporary Arts, Tokyo, 4-14th April. (JAPAN)

March 2016: Performance of "Earth Plays" at Adelaide Festival/Tectonics. (AUSTRALIA)

March 2016: appearing at the Armory, New York, as speaker in Louis Andriessens opera "De Materie" with ICE Ensemble and Peter Rundel, directed by Heiner Goebbels. (U.S.A.)

February 2016: presenting: Klangspuren-Lautstark and Lautstärker at the Symposium for"The Art of Music Education" , Hamburg /Körberstiftung. see Composition 2013- "Augenblicke". (GERMANY)

Here a quick review of projects and compositions in 2015.

The collaborative opera "Comfort Ye" won the RESEO/YAMA Award for the best opera for young audiences.

Recording and Broadcasting of Metamorphoses (Five Step) for String Quintet for the Radio Play Metamorphoses by Florian Goldberg and Heike Tauch.

Performance of the Innsbruck theme song (Insbruck Stadtlied) for the Childrens Olympics opening in Innsbruck January 2016- Artistic Leaders, Cathy Milliken, Christoph W. Bauer.

Led the annual Lautstark and Lautstärker Composition Camp as part of the Klangspuren Festival.

Led "We are all Stars", a production by Future Labo in collaboration with Chris Wainwright for Kamaishi, Tohoku.

December 2015: Earth Plays I-IV. Premiere of orchestral work commissioned by Musica Viva for the Bayrischer Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester.

2016

  • Brusl

    A collaborative and participatory composition for the city of Bruchsal, South Germany.

  • GAACH-Quasi eine Volksoper (- a sort of Folkopera)

    June 2016: Performance of the participatory opera "GAACH- a sort of Folkopera" as part of the Munich Biennale for contemporary MusicTheatre. Participants numbering almost 200 from various groups within the Volkshochschule Munich, as well Refugio, Maria Ward Gynasium and the Brass ensemble of the Münchener Philharmoniker take part. Artistic Directors Cathy Milliken, Robyn Schulkowsky and Dietmar Wiesner. 5th June.
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  • Lautstark and Lautstärker

    Artistic Leader and composer for "Lautstark", a 10 day Composition Camp for young composers and musicians as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. It is followed by "Lautstärker", a more advanced camp of 4 days for young composers. (August). See Klangspuren website.
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  • Tyalgum Stories

    A collaborative composition for the community of Tyalgum, New South Wales, Australia to be performed at the Tyalgum Festival in September 2016. Preparatory Workshops with local choirs and recorder groups are being held in July 2016.
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  • We are all stars

    An installation/exhibition by Chris Wainwright "We are all stars" includes my sound installation for Horn (Saar Berger) and field recordings. Venue is Nihonbashi Institute for contemporary Arts, 4-14th April. It showcases projects carried out in Kamaishi after the devastating earthquake and Tsunami and in conjunction with the insitution, "Future Labo".
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  • Wenden und Drehen (Turning around)

    A collaborative and participatory MusicTheatre project "Wenden und Drehen" featuring Perlmutt Choir (leader Gunnar Rieks) and Grossstadt Schule, Wismar (teacher Svenja Kochems) on 25th June as part of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Programme. Artistic Director, concept: Cathy Milliken.

2015

  • Comfort Ye

    Composer and Creative workshop Leader of "Comfort Ye", an opera written in collaboration with choir members of the Bloekombos Secondary School, Robert Lehmeier and Cathy Milliken and performed in March 2015 at Artscape, Cape Town. Development Workshops were carried out in June 2013 and May 2014 with an interim showing in 2014.
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  • GAACH-Quasi eine Volksoper (- a sort of Folkopera)

    Part of the artistic Team of GAACH carrying out workshops at the development stage for "GAACH-quasi einer Volksoper"- for the Münchener Biennale 2016.

  • Lautstark and Lautstärker

    Artistic Leader and composer for "Lautstark", a 10 day Composition Camp for young composers and musicians as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. It is followed by "Lautstärker", a more advanced camp of 4 days for young composers. (August)

  • Music-theatre participatory Workshops

    Music-theatre participatory Workshop for Teaching Staff at Arts Unit, NSW Australia

  • Visiting lecturer for Music-Dance Project

    Visiting lecturer for Music-Dance Project for Ernst Busch Theatre College and University of the Arts/Wanda Golonka. Berlin. Performance 29.4. BAT Theatre Berlin.

  • We are all stars

    "We are all Stars", a production by Future Labo with Chris Wainwright in collaboration with Cathy Milliken for Kamaishi, Tohoku. Various groups- choirs, Brass choirs and community leaders were involved in two performances. The first was at Nehama Beach just outside Kamaishi on the 29th August. The second took place at the Hojuji Temple, Kamaishi on 5th September.
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2014

  • Comfort Ye (opera)

    An opera developed in the townships of Cape Town. Over 2 years an opera based on the lives of young south african singers and partly created by them was finally, after creative workshops in 2013 and a pre production showing in 2014 brought to performance at the artscape theatre in March 2015, Capetown. Director Robert Lehmeier, Musical Director Warwick Stengaards/Erik Dipenaar, Composer Georg Friedrich Händel and Cathy Milliken, Choir (Bloekombos Secondary School) and soloists, Siyasanga Yonela Mbuyazwe, Bongiwe Nakani, Rheinald Tshepo Moagi, Njabulo Sifiso Mthimkhulu and actors Nicholate Ngongoshe and Xolisa Kapakati.
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  • Kompositionskurs_Berliner Philharmoniker/Education

    Leader of a Composition Course for young Composers and musicians. Performance of young people's works by the Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker on 30.3.2014

  • Lautstark and Lautstärker

    Artistic Leader and composer for "Lautstark", a 10 day Composition Camp for young composers and musicians as part of the Klangspuren Festival. Imsterberg. It is followed by "Lautstärker", a more advanced camp of 4 days for young composers. (August)
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  • Messages for you

    A participatory composition for wind bands, choirs, strings, musicians and visual art. The project was produced by Future Labo, and involved the creation over 4 weeks of a performance by the participants and composer, Cathy Milliken in collaboration with visual artist, Chris Wainwright. Tohoku, JAPAN
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2013

  • Artology Remix - Picasso

    A creative project based on works by Pablo Picasso Artology/ New south Wales art Gallery/ Professionals/Young artists 13.7.2013 Foyer, New South Wales Art Gallery
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  • Lautstark 2013

    Lautstark is a yearly compositional project for young musicians between the ages of 8-18 years. Led by Cathy Milliken and Team, the focus is on composition and new sounds as well as ensemble playing and improvisation. It takes place in Imsterberg as part of the Klangspuren Festival.
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  • Lautstärker 2013

    Lautstärker is an advanced compositional course for young musicians wishing to write their own music. It took place in Imsterberg as part of the Klangspuren Festival of Austria, 2013 being its inaugural year and featured the "Catch Trio".

2012

  • Alles was besteht

    A staged concert with Libretto by Jenny Erpenbeck, Music by Cathy Milliken Literaturhaus/Museumsgesellschaft /Tonhalle, Zürich Members of the Tonhalle-Orchestra, Zürich 3.6.2012 Tonhalle, Zürich
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  • Cross-Currents

    Presentation of DVD "Cross Currents" by Carol Robinson, Cathy Milliken 1.12.2012 Carol Robinson/Cathy Milliken Ackerstadtpalast, Berlin
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  • Memorial

    A staged concert Students of Ager University of Kristiansand 23.11.2012 Ager University, Music Theatre Department, Kristiansand
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  • Memorial-Traces

    A staged concert Crossbows Festival Conservatorium of Queensland students/Griffith Film School students 13.5.2012 Opera Queensland at Conservatorium of Queensland
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  • Romeo and Juliet

    A creative project based on "Romeo and Juliet" by Hector Berlioz Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/School Students/Young Artists 2.11.2012 Foyer, Hamer Hall, Melbourne
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  • Split by two

    A musi-circus with texts by John Berger Text and Music by Kate Strong, Cathy Milliken Ankunft: Neue Musik Festival 30.8.3012 Am Hauptbahnhof, Berlin
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2011

  • 10. Berliner Schulorchestertreffen+Kreativorchester

    A creative project based on "The Planets" by Gustav Holst Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 13.2.2011 Philharmonie, Berlin

  • Der Ring des Nibelungen

    Film in four parts by Nina Erfle and Niki Stein Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 29.1.2011 ZDF Theaterkanal

  • Memorial

    A staged concert Tokyo Wonder Site/ IEMA Students/Ensemble Modern 17.12.2011 Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall
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  • MusicTANZ - Die Launen der Natur

    An education project based on works by Jean Philippe Rameau Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 25-26.6.2011 arena, Treptow, Berlin

  • OnTOUR and SONGS - Aus Mahlers Zeit 11

    A creative project based on "Symphony No. 3" by Gustav Mahler Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 25.2.2011 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

  • REMIX - Internet Contest

    Based on "Symphony No. 1" by Gustav Mahler Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 30.9.2011 Philharmonie, Berlin

  • SONGS - aus Mahlers Zeit 111

    A creative project based on "Symphony No. 8" by Gustav Mahler Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 15.9.2011 Foyer, Philharmonie, Berlin

2010

  • OnTOUR and SONGS (REMIX) - Aus Mahlers Zeit 1

    An creative project based on "Symphony No. 1" by Gustav Mahler Berliner Philharmoniker, William Barton/Sydney Opera House 10.9.2010 Foyer, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
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  • OnTOUR: Feuer fängt mein Herz

    A creative project based on "The Twilight of the Gods" by Richard Wagner Salzburg Festival 22-28.3.2010 Berliner Philharmoniker, Republic, Salzburg

  • REMIX – Glorious Percussion

    A creative project based on "Glorious Percussion" by Sofia Gubaidulina Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 18.9.2010 Philharmonie, Berlin
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  • REMIX – San Francisco Polyphony

    A creative project based on "San Francisco Polyphony" by György Ligeti Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 19.2.2010 Philharmonie, Berlin

  • SONGS - Coro

    An creative project based on "Coro" by Luciano Berio Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program Berliner Philharmoniker und Gäste 10.9.2010 Philharmonie, Berlin

2009

  • MusicART – Das Paradies und die Peri

    A creative project based on "The Paradise and the Peri" by Robert Schumann Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 5.2.2009 Prison at Tegel, Berlin

  • OnTOUR: MusicART - Parade(s)

    A creative project based on works by Pablo Picasso. Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program Festival International d'art d'Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence 27.6.2009 City and surroundings of Aix en Provence

2008

  • MusicART - Le Fantastique

    A creative project based on "Symphonie fantastique" by Hector Berlioz Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 30.5.2008 Tempelhof Flughafen, Berlin

  • MusicART - Schatten und Formen

    A creative project based on "The Shadow of Night" by Harrison Birtwistle Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 28.2.2008 Otto von Braun Saal, Berlin

  • OnTOUR and MusicFILM - Siegfried

    A creative project based on "Siegfried" by Richard Wagner Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program Festival International d'art d'Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence 30.6.08 Salle au bois de l'aune, Aix-en-provence

  • OnTOUR and SONGS - Ritual Rhythms

    A creative project based on "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Strawinsky Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program/Carnegie Weill Institute 17-18.11.2007 Crystal Palace, Washington Heights, New York City

  • REMIX – Tempo und Raum

    A creative project based on "Gruppen" by Karlheinz Stockhausen Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 20.09.08 Berliner Philharmoniker, Tempelhof Flughafen, Berlin

2007

  • Haus aus Stimmen

    A radio play and Chamber Opera with Libretto by Silke Scheuermann Music by Milliken, Wiesner A production of Radio Days, ZKM, Karlsruhe 8-9.11.2007 Kubus, ZKM Karlsruhe

  • MusicFilm - Wallküre

    A creative project based on "The Valkyries" by Richard Wagner Festival International d'art d'Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 27.6.2007 Aix en Provence

  • MusicOPERA – Haus Oper

    A creative project based on "Die sieben Todsünden" by Kurt Weill Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 1.6.2007 Foyer, Philharmonie, Berlin

  • MusicTANZ - Ionisation

    A creative project based on "Ionisation" by Edgard Varèse Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 7.9.2007 Foyer, Philharmonie, Berlin

  • OnTOUR and REMIX – Vorahnung

    A creative project based on "Tevót" by Thomas Ades Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 5.3.2007 Foyer, Salle Pleyel, Paris

  • REMIX – Vorahnung

    A creative project based on "Tevót" by Thomas Ades Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 21.2.2007 Philharmonie, Berlin

2006

  • MusicART – Blitzlichter

    A creative Project based on "Ringed by the Flat Horizon" by George Benjamin Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 5.5.2006 Otto von Braun Saal, Berlin

  • MusicART – Galaxy

    A creative project based on "The Planets" by Gustav Holst Berliner Philharmoniker Edcuation Program 16.3.2006 Foyer of the Philharmonie, Berlin

  • MusicART – Lichter

    A creative project based on "Light of death, death of light" by Jonathan Harvey Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 5.9.2006 Philharmonie, Berlin

  • MusicART – Märchenklang

    A creative project based on "Ma mère l'Oye" by Maurice Ravel Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 15.1.2006 Foyer of the Philharmonie, Berlin

  • MusicFILM – Rheingold

    A creative project based on "Das Rheingold" by Richard Wagner Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 8.6.2006 JVA Prison in Plözensee, Berlin

  • OnTOUR and REMIX - Asyla

    A creative project based on "Asyla" by Thomas Ades Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program/Carnegie Weill Institute 29.1.2006 Zankel Hall, Carnegie, New York
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  • SONGS - Carmina Burana

    An Installation and creative project based on "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 13,14.5.2006 Arena, Treptow, Berlin

  • SONGS – Requiem

    A creative project based on "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 27.10.2006 Otto von Braun Saal, Berlin

2005

  • Die Bakchen

    Theatre based on the Bacchae by Euripides, in an adaption by Raoul Schrott Music by Wiesner and Milliken A production by schauspielfrankfurt 16.9.2005 Grosses Haus, schauspielfrankfurt

  • REMIX – Asyla

    A creative project based on "Asyla" by Thomas Ades Berliner Philharmoniker Education Program 27.10.2005 Foyer of the Philharmonie, Berlin
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  • Seven Attempted Escapes from Silence

    (Nr 6. Walls and Mirrors.) A chamber opera in seven parts with Libretto by Jonathan Safran Foer A production by the Staatsoper Berlin 4/17/19/21/25/27/30.9.2005 Magazine, Staatsoper, Berlin

  • Songs of War, Songs of Love

    A staged concert of songs based on poems by e.e.cummings, W.H.Auden, Elisabeth Bishop, Gertrude Stein and others. A production by the Bockenheimer Depot 20.5.2005, Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt

2003

  • Antigonae

    A tragic poem by Freidrich Hölderlin A production by the schauspielfrankfurt 22.11.2003 Bockenheimer Depot, Grosses Haus, Frankfurt

  • Denotation Babel/Cosmicmemos

    Music theatre piece in two parts, based on "Denotation Babel" by Helmut Krausser and "Six Memos for the next Millennium" by Italo Calvino by Kretzschmar, Wiesner, Milliken (HCD-Productions) A production by the schauspielfrankfurt 19.1.2003 schauspielfrankfurt

  • India Song

    Dance theatre based on the novel by Marguerite Duras A production by the schauspielfrankfurt 10.10.2003 Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt

2002

  • -eyeview

    Installation/Theatre piece for a room for the Wittener Kammermusiktage 26-28.4.2002 Witten
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2001

  • Hamletink

    Music theatre based on William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" A production by the International Music Institute of Darmstadt and Mousonturm Frankfurt Supported by the Australia Council 21.8.2001 Mousonturm, Frankfurt

  • La Vie de Bohème

    Theatre based on the novel "Scènes de la Vie de Bohème" by Henri Murger Music by Kretzschmar, Milliken, Wiesner, (HCD-Productions) A production by the schauspielfrankfurt 24.11.2001 Grosses Haus, schauspielfrankfurt

1999

  • Ausschnitt Lungen

    An installation for the Wittener Kammermusiktage 23-26.4.1999 Zeche Nachtigall, Witten