LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL
Friday 25 March 2022 / 7pm
Village Underground, Shoreditch
Handel in Hackney. This powerful event in the heart of the capital’s party district magnetically interweaves some of Handel’s most celebrated arias and works by composers who inspired him, with thrilling contemporary arrangements by some of the most important voices in today’s musical world.
Electric and enthralling, 12 Ensemble are one Europe’s most exciting ensembles. The event will feature a brand new electronic treatment of Armida’s fiery cavatina from Rinaldo by leading young composer Jocelyn Campbell. Handel the great composer continues to inspire through the generations.
Anna Dennis soprano
Hildegard von Bingen (arr. Mazzoli)
O frondens virga
A Thousand Tongues
G. F. Handel
Furie Terribilli from Rinaldo HWV 7
Jocelyn Campbell (world premiere)
Treatment of Handel ‘Furie Terribilli’ with electronics
Hildegard von Bingen (arr. Kirkland Snider)
O virtus Sapientiae
G. F. Handel
Lascia ch’io piango from Rinaldo HWV 7
Sarah Kirkland Snider
‘Nausicaa’ from ‘Penelope’
Eighth Book Of Madrigals: Lamento della Ninfa
Described by the Times as a “delectable soprano and a serene, ever-sentient presence”, Anna is especially noted for her work in Modern and Baroque repertoire. Previous opera stages include ROH, ENO, La Scala, Göttingen and Aldeburgh. Concert work includes Berlin Philharmonie, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Gulbenkian Lisbon, and Sydney Opera House.
12 Ensemble are delighted to commission a new work from Jocelyn Campbell, supported by the London Handel Festival.
The work will take inspiration from Handel's Furie Terribilli from Rinaldo HWV 7
Born into a musical family in South-West London Jocelyn grew up being encouraged to pursue making and performing music in all forms. Their formative training began at an early age on the double bass but Jocelyn quickly became interested in pop, alternative and electronic music throughout secondary school, first playing in bands and then becoming interested in music production. All of these multifarious disciplines remain in their compositional work today.
As a composer for the concert hall Jocelyn has worked with The Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Lontano Ensemble, Ensemble x.y, Ensemble Eroica and Newe Vialles among others. As a composer of music for film Jocelyn has recently worked with Julien Temple on the original scores for his feature-length documentaries Ibiza: The Silent Movie and Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan. Jocelyn has also scored short films directed by Bertie Gilbert and Theo Nunn. In 2018 Jocelyn collaborated with the director Bella Riza, the conductor Toby Thatcher, the recording artist Jimi Maffei and Ensemble Eroica to produce an interdisciplinary work of music-on-film entitled ePod nano. The project was funded by The Arts Council England and premiered at The Leyden Gallery in London. The project is currently being hosted online by Zeitgeist.
Jocelyn also writes and performs solo music under the pseudonym phonewifey. Since 2018 they have released multiple projects garnering attention from publications such as Dazed and Dummy Mag as well as being a regular fixture on Spotify’s editorial playlists. To keep up-to-date with all thing’s phonewifey they have a monthly radio show on Soho Radio called New Dance Craze.
This year will see multiple new releases for Jocelyn: In June their piece CLUBLAND: X-TREME EUPHORIA will be released on NMC Records and as phonewifey their full-length album Forever 2021 will release in March.
Watch II. (Full like drips) from Oliver Leith's Ivor Novello award-winning composition Honey Siren.