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Profile: Georg Friedrich Haas

To see the work of this year’s Composer in Residence, Georg Friedrich Haas, described as ‘spectral’ might conjure up the image of an artist working in rarefied, abstract realms, poring over graphs and mathematical formulae in search of the most intangible sonic traces. Tonally meticulous and grounded in a detailed study of sound the [...]

2017-04-24T11:08:38+00:00 November 9th, 2016|

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|

hcmf// 2016 – highlights announced

New works by the Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, hcmf// 2016's Composer in Residence, together with two concerts for highly unusual forces - West Coast maverick Harry Partch's menagerie of magical custom-made instruments and Swiss composer Alfred Zimmerlin's Stone Orchestra - are among the highlight events of the 39th Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The festival [...]

2017-04-24T14:07:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|

hcmf// shorts: the final five

Following a record number of applicants to our open call, five artists have been selected for this year’s hcmf// shorts and will feature in an extensive programme alongside other curated free performances. These short performances provide a platform for emerging artists to perform at the UK’s leading new music festival. Each short will present either new [...]

2017-04-24T14:07:14+00:00 July 28th, 2016|