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Canadian clarinetist Liam Hockley is a versatile musician whose creative practice focuses on the creation and promotion of new and experimental music. As an artist for whom “alternative or avant-garde approaches to his instrument are only part of the everyday tool kit” (Georgia Straight), Liam’s repertoire encompasses not only the major twentieth and twenty-first century works for his instrument, but also the results of collaborations with Canadian and international composers on innovative new works across a broad spectrum of aesthetics. Recent performances include premieres of new works by Ray Evanoff, Kimberley Manerkirar, Eva-Maria Houben, Stefan Maier, and Joan Arnau Pàmies, as well as the North American premieres of works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Michelle Lou, Horatiu Radulescu, and Jürg Frey. Liam has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including an interpretation prize at the 16th Stockhausen-Konzert und -Kurse Kürten in 2015.

 

Liam has performed at Music on Main (Vancouver), SALT New Music Festival and Symposium (Victoria), KLANGRAUM (Düsseldorf), Stockhausen-Konzert und -Kurse Kürten, A Place to Listen (Victoria), the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, NUNC! (Evanston), the Vancouver New Music Festival, and the Kuandu Arts Festival (Taipei). He maintains an active schedule of performances as a freelancer with diverse chamber ensembles, and has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble,  Vancouver New Music, and NU:BC Collective. Liam has appeared as a soloist with the the University of British Columbia Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2016), the Victoria Symphony (2011), and the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra (2009). He has been featured as an Emerging Artist-in-Residence with the Music on Main concert series and his chamber duo (Duo 1010) is the core of the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts Ensemble in Residence for the 18/19 academic year.

 

Liam is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance at the University of British Columbia. His dissertation, “Performing Complexity,” examines performer agency in works that feature musical/physical ‘impossibilities’, hyper-extended instrumental techniques, and complex notational systems and is supported by the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) and a University of British Columbia Doctoral Fellowship. Liam holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria, graduating with distinction in clarinet performance. His teachers have included François Houle, Cris Inguanti, Patricia Kostek, Earl Thomas, and Christian Gossart.

 

This list contains a selection of works that Liam has performed as a soloist or an ensemble musician.

*First performance               ^First North American performance                +First Canadian performance

Unaccompanied

André – ...in...

Barrett CHARON

Beuger – dialogues (silences)^

Berio – Sequenza IXa

Boulez – Domaines

Carter – Gra, Steep Steps

Chrysakis – Undercurrent*

Denisov Sonata for Clarinet

Edwards – Um allein zu kämpfen

Evanoff A Series of Postures (clarinet)^, Full*, Narratives*, Ein Kleines FC*

Farrin – Ma Dentro Dove+

Frey – L'ame est sans retenue II^, Mit Schweigen Wird's Gesprochen^

Friedman – Incoronazione+

Grisey – Charme

Hamel – Traces II

Kurtág – Capriccio, In Nomine – All’ongherese, Kroó György in memoriam

Lachenmann – Dal Niente (Intérieur III)

Lou – Telegrams^

Manerkirar – twine*

Mahnkopf – Kurtág-Cantus I^

Murray – Ad Marginem des Versuchs*

Pàmies – ...es kömmt drauf an, sie zu verändern.*

Poppe – Holz Solo

Radulescu – Capricorn's Nostalgic Crickets

Saariaho – Duft

Scelsi – Ixor, Maknongan

Sciarrino – Let Me Die Before I Wake

Stockhausen – AMOUR, EVAs SPIEGEL, DIE 7 LIEDER DER TAGE, FREIA^, IN FREUNDSCHAFT, LIBRA^, TANZE LUZEFA^, TIERKREIS, UVERSA^, Xi (für Klarinette)^

Stravinsky – Three Pieces

Ter Schiphorst – Hi Bill!

Ullivelli – Lacerato Corpo^

+ Piano/Orchestra

Berg – Vier Stücke

Bernstein – Sonata

Brahms – Sonatas, op. 120

Copland – Concerto

Debussy – Première Rhapsodie

Gershwin – Three Preludes (arr. Cohn)

Krenek – Suite, op. 148; Kleine Suite, op. 28

Krommer – Concerto for Two Clarinets

Lutoslawski – Dance Preludes

Hindemith – Sonata

Messager – Solo de Concours

Morricone – Ipotesi

Morricone – Traccia

Mozart – Concerto

Poulenc – Sonata

Rossini – Introduction, Theme & Variations

Rota – Sonata

Saint-Saens – Sonata

Schumann – Fantasiestücke

Shaw – Concerto

Szalowski – Sonatina

Templeton – Pocket Size Sonatas 1+2

Ticheli – Concerto

Weber – Concerti No. 1, 2, Concertino,

Grand Duo Concertante

Weinberg – Sonata

Chamber

Bartok – Contrasts

Beethoven – Trio, op. 11; Duos, WoO 27

Berio – O King

Boulez – Dérive 1

Brahms – Trio, op. 114

Carter – Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux, Poems of Louis Zukofsky

Chang – Beyond Shadows

Evanoff – Notables*

Ferneyhough – In Nomine (a 3)

Friedman – Incarnadine*

Haas – Sextett

Kurtág – Duos from Játékok és üzenetek, Hommage à R.Sch.

Lachenmann – Allegro sostenuto

Louie – Cadenzas

Ligeti – Sechs Bagatellen

Messiaen – Quatour pour la fin du temps

Mozart Trio, K. 498; Quintet, K. 522

Murray – Zweite Versuch über Homo Sacer*

Reich – Double Sextet, Radio Rewrite

Saygun – Sezisler (Intuitions)

Scelsi – Ko-Lho

Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire

Sciarrino – Omaggio a Burri

Stockhausen – KNABBENDUETT, SUKAT

Stravinsky – Octet for Winds, Histoire du Soldat

Tenzer – Three Island Duos

Varese – Intégrales, Octandre

Vivier – Kopernikus

Webern – Quartet, op. 22, Concerto, op. 24

Xenakis – Charisma

Zappa – Times Beach II

2018 Concert Appearances

 

Wednesday, January 18th (7PM)

A Place to Listen

with Duo 1010


Works by Daniel Brandes, Eva-Maria Houben,

and Antoine Beuger


James Bay United Church

Victoria, BC

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Friday-Saturday, January 19-20 (8PM)

Radio Rewrite

with Turning Point Ensemble


Norman Rothstein Theatre

Vancouver, B.C.

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Saturday, March 3rd (8PM)

John Luther Adams: Ten Thousand Birds

Music on Main


Yaletown Roundhouse

Vancouver, B.C.

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Friday, March 25 (7:30PM)

Sonic Boom Festival

Nu:BC Ensemble Feature Concert


New works by BC Composers
Orpheum Annex

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Tuesday, April 24 (8PM)

Music on Main

Emerge on Main Feature Concert

Michelle Lou - Telegrams

(*First North American performance)

Ray Evanoff - Full

(*First performance)

Wolf Edwards - Um allein zu kämpfen

Karlheinz Stockhausen - FREIA

(*First North American performance)


Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC

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Sunday, April 29th (2:30PM)

Parisian Jazz

Liam Hockley Quartet


The Old School House Arts Centre

Qualicum Beach, B.C.

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Current Projects

–Emerging Artist-in-Residence with Music on Main 17/18 Concert Series

—Duo 1010 are Ensemble-in-Residence of the SFU

School for the Contemporary Arts 18/19 academic year

—New cycle of pieces for bass clarinet with Ray Evanoff

 

List of past events

With the Jim Cameron Quintet, 2014

Karlheinz Stockhausen - SUKAT (1989) for alto flute and basset horn

Elliott Carter - Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (1985) for flute and clarinet

Ray Evanoff - Notables (Jan. 2018 studio recording)

Duo 1010 consists of Stephanie Bell (flutes) and Liam Hockley (clarinets) and was founded while they were students at the University of British Columbia. Both compelling and dedicated performers in their own rights, Duo 1010 takes the major twentieth-century works for flute/clarinet duo as a starting point for their creative work: their core mission is to expand the repertoire for their ensemble and foster musical experimentation across a broad spectrum of aesthetics through intensive collaborations with composers. Duo 1010 has given world and regional premieres of works by Ray Evanoff, Alex Mah, Eva-Maria Houben, and Daniel Brandes; recent performances include KLANGRAUM (Düsseldorf), the Stockhausen-Konzerte und -Kurse Kürten, and A Place to Listen (Victoria). Duo 1010 is pleased to be the core of the new Ensemble in Residence program at the Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts during the 2018/19 academic year.

(Link to Stephanie's Biography and Website)

Selected Repertoire:

Antoine Beuger - we are voices

Daniel Brandes - places of refuge... of healing...

Elliott Carter - Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux

Ray Evanoff - Notables (*duo 1010 commission)

Eva-Maria Houben - throngs

Alex Mah - two (*duo 1010 commission)

Giacinto Scelsi - Ko-Lho, Suite

Karlheinz Stockhausen - SUKAT

 

Selected Recent Performances

Wednesday, January 19, 2018

A Place To Listen

Works by Daniel Brandes, Eva-Maria Houben, Jurg Frey

James Bay United Church

Victoria, BC

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stockhausen Konzert- und Kurse Kürten

1. Teilnehmerkonzert

Stockhausen – SUKAT for alto flute and basset horn

Kürten Sülztalhalle

Kürten, Germany

 

Saturday, July 23, 2017

KLANGRAUM 2017

Works by Daniel Brandes, Alex Mah, Eva-Maria Houben

Klangraum

Düsseldorf, Germany

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - LIBRA

für Baßklarinette und Elektronische Musik

Brian Ferneyhough - In Nomine (a 3)

with Mark Takeshi McGregor, piccolo; and Kristen Cooke, oboe

Online Publications

"Conflicting Messages: Performer Agency in Contemporary Aestheitcs"

(FOCI Arts—March 25, 2016)

"Towards a Redefinion of Performer"

(FOCI Arts—June 9, 2014)

...es kömmt drauf an, sie zu verändern.

for one instrumentalist, four clarinets, and amplification

Joan Arnau Pàmies | distribution by Liam Hockley

Wolf Edwards - Um allein zu kämpfen

for bass clarinet and electronics

Ray Evanoff - Narratives (Feb. 2016 studio recording)

Liam is available for hire as a private clarinet teacher/clinician in the Greater Vancouver area.

Please get in touch via email at info@liamhockleyclarinet.com or by filling out the form on the Contact tab.

 

Private/Group Lessons and Clinics

Selected teaching experience:

2016-2017: MUSC 171 (Secondary instrumental private instruction) at The University of British Columbia

2009-present: Private teaching studio. Teaching beginning students through to post-BMus students, recital/RCM preparation.

Selected clinic experience:

Jan-Apr. 2018, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts (Vancouver, BC): Composer Readings and Composing for Clarinet

Sept. 2017, Windfest! (The University of British Columbia): Tuning Workshop for Clarinet, Introduction to Contemporary Clarinet

Oct. 2016, Windfest! (The University of British Columbia): Introduction to Contemporary Clarinet Techniques

Mar. 2015, Sonic Boom Festival (Vancouver, BC): Composer Readings and Composing for Clarinet Masterclass

June 2011, Salt Festival (Victoria, BC): Composer Readings and Composing for Clarinet Masterclass

 

Rates for private lessons:

30 minutes (suitable for younger and beginning band students): $30

60 minutes (suitable for more advanced students and adults): $60

(A modest additional travel charge applies for students requesting to be taught in their own homes)

 

Lesson policies:

—If you are interested in regularly-scheduled lessons, they must be purchased and pre-paid by cash or cheque in four-week blocks. We will work together to find a regular time for your lessons and I will keep clear attendance records to ensure that you are getting what you have paid for. You have the option of scheduling a single "trial" lesson (at normal rates) before committing to and purchasing a monthly block.

—If your scheduling does not allow for regularly-scheduled lessons, individual drop-in lessons can be a good option. In this case, lessons must be paid by cash or cheque during our meeting.

24-hour cancellation notice is strictly required. With appropriate notice, I will credit the tuition of your missed session towards either a make-up lesson to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time or towards one of the lessons from your next pre-paid block.

Cancellations without 24-hour notice or "no-shows" will not be refunded except for some extenuating circumstances at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Helmut Lachenmann—Dal Niente (Interieur III), 2013

Liam is an experienced professional available for hire as a freelance musician (clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, and basset horn) in solo, chamber, and orchestral contexts in the Greater Vancouver and Central/South Vancouver Island areas. He is most easily reached via email at info@liamhockleyclarinet.com or by filling out the form below.

Testing out instrument-based controllers for live electronics and video with UBC SUBclass, 2015.

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Karlheinz Stockhausen, FREIA

Music on Main (Vancouver), April 2018

Photo credit: Jan Gates

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Liam Hockley

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