Heather Roche & Eva Zöllner
clarinets – accordion – electronics
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Clarinettist Heather Roche and accordionist Eva Zöllner are two of contemporary music’s most versatile and adaptable voices. Known for their independent travels in experimental performance and extended techniques, the duo come together in concerts of constantly changing aesthetics and approaches. Adventurous music making, creative risk-taking and innovation characterize their work. In cooperation with composers from different parts of the world they create a new and exciting repertoire and bring it on stage. Duo-Website

Luis Antunes Pena: The Hunter (2017)
P.A. Tremblay: onesinglewordisnotenough (2016)
Ying Wang: unlinked innocence (2016)
Antti Sakari Saario: GhXsts (2017)
Farzia Fallah: the expanded moments (of being) (2018)
Eleni Ralli: Blue (2018)
Elnaz Seyedi: Nach neuen Meeren (2018)
Alican Çamcı: urban scene (2018)
Patricia Martinez: out of sight (2018)
William Kuo: tubular living (2018)
more commissions are planned for 2019/20 season

Duo references: 

Tripclubbing Köln (D), SARC Belfast, University of Leeds, University of York, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Dias de Musica Electroacustica (P) Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemässer Musik (AT), Mixtur Festival (E), Venice Biennale (IT), CMMAS (MEX)


Born in Canada, clarinetist Heather Roche lives in London. As a soloist and chamber musician she appears regularly at European festivals. She is a founding member of hand werk, and has also played with Musikfabrik (Cologne), mimitabu (Gothenburg), Alisios Camerata (Zagreb), Apartment House (London) and ensemble Proton (Bern). She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Huddersfield, where she focused on collaboration between composers and performers. Her blog on writing for the clarinet attracts 90,000 viewers each year. Her debut solo CD, Ptelea is out on HCR/NMC, and her CD featuring the clarinet works of Christopher Fox, Headlong, appears on Metier. www.heatherroche.net

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