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Forward Festival

19.11.-21.11. 2021



    Winnie Huang  gestural performance artist
    Charlie Sdraulig
    tend for gesturing, vocalizing performer and audient

    Violinist and movement performer Winnie Huang will present more than 40 versions of Charlie Sdraulig’s tend – but as an intimate experience, for only one performer and one audience member at a time. Each encounter is unique, as the attention of the audience members vitally shapes the course and intensity of the musician’s performance. The players phase, mirror, and synchronize their sounds and movements with audience members’ breathing, changes in their gaze, facial expressions, and body language. Little by little, their movements seem to repeat themselves. Or do they only seem familiar because they mirror our own listening posture? A playful, intimate, intense exchange develops using only sounds and gestures.

    Video Introduction:
    Lucerne Festival Forward Contemporary Leader Winnie Huang talks with Charlie Sdraulig about his piece "tend".


    Winnie Huang

    Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist, violist, gestural performance artist and composer currently based between Belgium and France. An active performer of new music, Winnie is a founding member and solo violinist of Paris based new music ensemble soundinitiative and co-founder and member of performative duo LookOut.
    She continually works with emerging and established composers and regularly performs with international ensembles at international festivals such as Ars Musica, Musikfest Berlin, Manifeste, Klang Festival, Festival Royaumont, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Lucerne Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Ruhrtriennale, BIFEM, Brisbane Festival, Wawsaw Autumn and Donaueschingen Festival among others. Career highlights have included solo performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, KKL Lucerne, and the Elbphilharmonie, among many international ensemble tours in Europe, USA and Australia. An engaging educator, Winnie has consistently taught in Australia, France and Belgium and her interest in the performance of musical-gestural pieces is explored frequently through her own original compositions and collaborating with other composers, developing highly gestural contemporary works, while academically, Winnie continues her doctoral artistic research in the field of musical-gestures and physical performance awareness.

    August 2021

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    1:1 Performanceduration: 9-12 minutes

    10.00 | 10.15 | 10.30 | 10.45 | 11.00 | 11.15 | 11.30 | 11.45 a.m.
    1.00 | 1.15 | 1.30 | 1.45 | 2.00 | 2.15 | 2.30 | 2.45 p.m.
    3.30 | 3.45 | 4.00 | 4.15 | 4.30 | 4.45 | 5.00 | 5.15 p.m.