• Errant Bodies publication out now


Grounds for possible music - new book out ed Julia Eckhart/ publisher Errant Bodies

Grounds for Possible Music – ed. Julia Eckhardt/Q-02 (Brussels), published by Errant Bodies Press (Berlin)

How do we get to imagine the music we make? Where and how is it grounded? What is the relationship between the art and its maker, and what and who does music represent?

Gender, voice, language, and identity are four important notions for musical creation, for the shaping of a canon, and for the interactions in the field. All four notions are strongly contextual and carry an inherent sense of paradigm and otherness. Other and self are defined via orientation and history, expressed via voice, and confirmed in language.

In this publication, these four core notions serve as a set of lenses permitting different perspectives on one another. However much the field of the sounding arts might pretend to be tangential to such affections, they provide important grounds for musical creation.

Some twenty artists have created a variety of outputs – as different in form, strategies, approach, and language, as they are rooted in a variety of sub-fields within the sounding arts. With contributions by AGF aka Antye Greie, Andrea Parkins, Aurélie Lierman, Bonnie Jones, Cathy Lane, Electric Indigo aka Susanne Kirchmayr, Felicity Ford, Heimo Lattner, Jaume Ferrete Vázquez, Judith Laub, Julia Eckhardt, Marc Matter, Marijs Boulogne, Marion Wasserbauer, Myriam Van Imschoot, pali meursault, Peter Westenberg, Richard Scott, Romy Rüegger, Susan McClary, Suzanne Thorpe.

Julia Eckhardt is a musician and curator in the field of the sounding arts. She is founding member and artistic director of Q-O2 workspace in Brussels. As a viola player, she has been involved in various collaborations with composers and improvisers. She has taught and lectured at art institutes in Leuven and Brussels. Eckhardt is co-author of The Second Sound, conversations on gender and music, together with Leen De Graeve.


I love giving lectures, teaching masterclasses and tailoring workshops related to vocal art and radio art: for individuals as well as groups! I have had the tremendous honour to have been taught in formal and informal ways from an innumerous amount of inspiring and generous masters (see bio); and I am excited to pass on all I have learned and discovered along the way. So from 2018 onwards I’ll be teaching on a more regular basis.

– If you are interested send me a message via the contact page for more info. And click here to see where else I may be teaching in the near future.

electro acoustic concert at Riad Alif at Fez Gathering III, Morocco 2018

(photo Benjamin Füglister – CAP, at a lecture in Fez, Morocco)

• But What About

But What About

Extremely excited about 2018 as I will start a close collaboration with But What About (BWA): a young and promising Dutch ensemble for new music from The Hague. I will join BWA for their project Disrupted Transmissions – focussing on ideas of language and communication. Fitting in my piece Tele Drumming (2016) as well new work tailored for BWA. Alongside existing pieces such as Aphasia by Mark Applebaum, Coming Together bFrederic Rzewski,  Gesprek by Martijn Padding & Louis Andriessen, Cheating Lying Stealing by David LangTour dates in NL tba.

I will also feature as a guest vocalist for BWA’s upcoming project Confrontations In Dialogue (USA/NL tour 2018-2019) including works by Patrick David Clark, Jan-Peter de Graaff, John Cage, Louis Andriessen and Sunbin Kim