Juliet Fraser

Soprano Juliet Fraser has a repertoire dominated by the very old and the very new. She has performed as a guest soloist with contemporary music ensembles like Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Asko | Schönberg, Remix, ICTUS, 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. Much of her commissioning focuses on creating a body of new work for voice and piano (with duo partner Mark Knoop) or for voice and tape/live electronics. 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, Aldeburgh, Manifeste and TIME:SPANS.

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 recent solo works written for her by four emerging-generation composers – Lisa Illean, Sivan Eldar, Nomi Epstein and Lawrence Dunn – was released on the HCR label in April. 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.


As of May 2020

Juliet Fraser

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