Juliet Fraser
In the thick of it: further reflections on the mess and the magic of collaborative partnerships

Soprano Juliet Fraser has a repertoire dominated by the very old and the very new. She regularly appears as a guest soloist with contemporary music ensembles Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Plus-Minus and Talea. She is also a core member of EXAUDI vocal ensemble, which she co-founded with composer/conductor James Weeks in 2002. Juliet is an active commissioner of new music and has worked particularly closely with composers Michael Finnissy, Bernhard Lang, Cassandra Miller and Rebecca Saunders. Premieres this season include new solo works by Naomi Pinnock, Sivan Eldar, Cassandra Miller, Rebecca Saunders and Christopher Fox at festivals such as Essen NOW!, Huddersfield, Maerzmusik, Aldeburgh, Manifeste and TIME:SPANS in New York. Her discography includes Morton Feldman’s Three Voices (Hat Hut), Bernhard Lang’s The Cold Trip, part 2 (Kairos), Michael Finnissy’s Andersen-Liederkreis (Hat Hut), a binaural recording of Milton Babbitt’s Philomel (all that dust), and portrait discs of Cassandra Miller (all that dust) and Frank Denyer (another timbre). A new CD of solo works written for her by Lisa Illean, Sivan Eldar, Nomi Epstein and Lawrence Dunn has just been released on the HCR label. Juliet is the founder and artistic director of the eavesdropping series in London, and co-director with Mark Knoop and Newton Armstrong of all that dust, a new label for new music. www.julietfraser.co.uk