Compositions // Opera
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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.
- 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.
- Comfort Ye
An opera based on stories, texts and songs by young South African singers. Composition- Georg Friedrich Handel, Cathy Milliken, Bloekombos Secondary School Choir. Directed by Robert Lehmeier. Produced by Umculo Festival/Shirley Apthorpe Director. See under Projects also.
- "Seven Attempted Escapes from Silence: Windows and Mirrors"
Chamber opera, libretto: Jonathan Safran Foer Small orchestra Berliner Staatsoper