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Graham McKenzie In Conversation With Claudia Molitor

One of the most anticipated performances at hcmf// 2016 is the world premiere of composer Claudia Molitor's Walking With Partch. Commissioned by hcmf//, Walking With Partch will form part of Ensemble Musikfabrik's concert at 5pm on Saturday 19 November. Ahead of the Festival, hcmf//'s Artistic Director Graham McKenzie spoke with Claudia Molitor about the [...]

2017-04-24T11:08:21+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

Eastern Waves

This year hcmf// welcomes the Berlin Splitter Orchester to the festival for the first time with two concerts: on Friday 27 November they team up with George Lewis to perform Creative Construction SetTM, a new work composed by Lewis for the ensemble. Then on Saturday 28 November they head to Bates Mill for Splitter Music, a concert devised specially for hcmf//, to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

2017-04-24T14:00:22+00:00 November 27th, 2015|

Enruptured: Berlin Splitter Orchester Q&A

This year hcmf// welcomes the Berlin Splitter Orchester to the festival for the first time with two concerts: on Friday 27 November they team up with George Lewis to perform Creative Construction SetTM, a new work composed by Lewis for the ensemble. Then on Saturday 28 November they head to Bates Mill for Splitter Music, a concert devised specially for hcmf//, to be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

2017-04-24T13:58:41+00:00 November 25th, 2015|

Agata Zubel & Jagoda Szmytka: Poles Apart

This year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival marks the start of a two-year focus upon new music from Poland: among the most exciting voices to emerge from the country in recent times are composer-singer Agata Zubel and composer Jagoda Szmytka, who feature respectively in concerts by Klangforum Wien and The Riot Ensemble on the festival's opening night.

2017-04-24T13:56:33+00:00 November 19th, 2015|

Crossing the Lines: Naomi Pinnock Q&A

fter featuring at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 festivals, this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival sees the welcome return of West Yorkshire-raised composer Naomi Pinnock. Richard Uttley's concert on Saturday 21 November includes the world premiere of her new work, a set of piano miniatures called Lines and Spaces that are inspired in part by the delicate minimalism and transcendent qualities of the paintings of Agnes Martin.

2017-04-24T13:54:28+00:00 November 19th, 2015|

The sounds of science: Mauro Lanza Q&A

Science or magic? Some might say that contemporary music is a bit of both. And for several years now, Mauro Lanza's music has explored the borders between knowledge and imagination and the ways in which people throughout the centuries have tried to categorise and imitate the world around them.

2017-04-24T13:52:50+00:00 November 18th, 2015|