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 Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, Ensemble Modern, Asko|Schönberg, Remix, 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 and with whom she performs repertoire ranging from ars subtilior and Renaissance madrigals to the most complex music of the present day. Juliet is an active commissioner of new music and has worked particularly closely with composers Rebecca Saunders, Bernhard Lang, Michael Finnissy, Matthew Shlomowitz and Cassandra Miller. Her 2019/20 season includes first performances of new works by Naomi Pinnock, Rebecca Saunders, Lisa Illean and Pascale Criton, as well as fresh interpretations of pieces by Berio, Feldman, Holliger, Zender and Francesconi. Her discography includes Bernhard Lang’s “The Cold Trip, part 2” (Kairos) and Michael Finnissy’s “Andersen-Liederkreis” (Hat Hut), both with pianist Mark Knoop, a binaural recording of Milton Babbitt’s “Philomel” (all that dust) and Morton Feldman’s “Three Voices” (Hat Hut). 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 July 2019