Juliana Hodkinson

Juliana Hodkinson (17/03/1971, Exeter, England, living in Denmark) studied composition with Per Nørgård and Hans Abrahamsen, and musicology and philosophy at King's College Cambridge and Japanese Studies in Sheffield. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, on the subject of silence in music and sound art. She has chaired the Danish National Arts Foundation and taught composition and philosophy of music at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Her works range from chamber-music to orchestral and large-scale staged formats, often with electro-acoustics. She often works with other composers and with visual artists, writers and theatre-makers. Her music has received prizes from the Danish National Arts Foundation, Danish Composers' Union, and in 2011 her production 'Rückspiegel' - a youth outreach commission from Konzerthaus Berlin - won the German Junge Ohren Preis. She has held residencies with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre Royale de Wallonie, Kongegaarden Centre for Visual Arts and Music, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

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Karin Hammar

(born 1974 in Boden, resident Stockholm,Sweden), studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm 1994-1999 and she has freelanced as a full time musician since 1997, playing the trombone in the jazz field. She also composes music for her different projects she is involved with. Her CD With Friends, consisting of Hammars original music, was released in the fall of 2004. As a musician she has worked with most of the professional big bands in Sweden, but also with the European EBU Big Band, the Scandinavian April Light Orchestra and the South-African/Scandinavian World Music group Jazzmyne. She has played with Jazz Baltica Ensemble,West Deutche Rundfunk Big Band and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Hammar has toured and recorded with Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, Steve Swallow, Gary Burton, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Carla Bley, Jim McNeely. She is also a frequent soloist in smaller ensembles and has toured in China, Thailand, Holland, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Kosovo, Iceland, Denmark, Russia, the US, Canada, Turkey, Brazil, the Phillippines etc. Hammar is at the time co-leading projects with collegues from France, Norway, Brazil, Holland, the US and South-Africa. In 2007, Karin Hammar Quartet was formed. The quartet played at the Jazz Festival Jazz Baltica. They also tour regularly in Germany and Sweden. The quintet Sliding Hammers, which Hammar led between 1997 to 2008,  together with her also trombone playing sister Mimmi Hammar, has toured in many countries written above. In 2012 Hammar was involved in a CD project, (Skip Records), in co-operation with the Canadian bass player Chris Jennings, and the CD is featuring the Canadian/American trumpet player Ingrid Jensen. Hammar is a thrilled musician playing salsa, Brazilian music, pop and soul and her trombone has appeared on many of the albums of Swedish pop stars, film tracks and commercial jingles.
Selected recordings: With the Sliding Hammers: A Place to Be, Gazelle Records; Spin Around Gazelle Records;  A beautiful Friendship Prophone Records, Slidig Hammers Sings  Spice of Life Records; Karin Hammar as a leader: Everyday Magic, Skip Records; Good Vibe Project With Friends, Prophone Records.
Awards, selection: 2004, Alice Babs´ Award; Jazz Club Fasching Award, The culture prize of Stockholm City; Thore Swanerud award; 2009 SKAP grant (The Swedish Society of Composers of Popular Music).

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Karin Höghielm

(born1962 on Gotland, resident Gnesta, Sweden), is Swedish composer, singer and musician. She has undertook studies in composition, different vocal techniques and classical piano. She has written music for choir, organ and chamber-settings. As a singer she is strongly influenced by classical singing and folk music, from wordless singing to Latin, old Nordic, Sumerian and Coptic. Karin also plays wineglasses, bells, bone-flute, lyre and dulcimer and often uses recorded sounds in her compositions. She has also written scenic music for theatre, short film, short opera and dance.
Selected works: What does the light of the world sound like? - light/water/musicwork, Pildammsparken, Malmö, Sweden, 2001, com. by Malmö city. Prem. KH Ensemble, football supporters, 15 different languages, Åsa Wirling – light; Gutasagan short filmic opera with libretto in old Gotlandish, Roma Gotland 2002; Earth-Call for mixed Coro, lyrics Native Americans, com. and perf. by Östgöta chamber-choir, Linköpings Concert hall, 2005; Rökstenen for ottoni, perc. org, S, mixed Coro, lyrics old Nordic from runes, Östgöta chamber choir, Missionskyrkan Linköping, The threeformed Protennoia chamber orch, mixed Coro, lyrics coptic from Nag Hammadi, Sofia church choir/orch, Stockholm, 2010; Trees in Water, mixed Coro, European Overtone Choir, Rendsburg, Germany, 2011; Seven postludes com. Frustuna Parish 2012; Motet for 8 female voc, org, com. Lorelei-ensemble, Harvard, Boston, 2012; As the wind in the willow for fl, vlc composed for Kinga Práda Sagvik tour in Churches in Stockholm 2012.
Selected recordings: Fabra 2005 Särart Prod; RAUK 2012 Nosag Records.
Publications direction: Available at Svensk Musik Swedmic AB and Wessmans musik

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