The hcmf// mixtape returns for another year, once again shuffling up the schematics of contemporary music! Hosted in its signature setting, Bates Mill Blending Shed, this free concert makes a playlist of its performers, bringing together a host of vital artists and giving them new roles to play.
2019’s mixtape provides a medley of this year’s festival, bringing together some of the main characters back to the stage – while also introducing some new players. Joined by his Electro-Acoustic Quartet, saxophonist Evan Parker heads up the mixtape in the first of two ecstatic improvisations at the festival. Isidore Isou and Frank Denyer are represented in small-scale, with performances of shorter works: soprano Lore Lixenberg performs a series of Isou’s poetic vignettes, while Elisabeth Smalt performs Denyer’s Woman, Viola and Crow, a surreal song-theatre hybrid, as well as Frog, for bowed string instrument.
Also returning to the stage is Philip Thomas, who continues his extensive overview of Morton Feldman’s piano music. Here, he conjures up a different image of Feldman, playing works with tension and cacophony. The mixtape is complete with Hanna Hartman’s Horizontal Cracking in Concrete Pavements, a work for two saxophones and a whole lot of environmental manipulation.
Please note: this is a free event, but tickets are limited and must be booked in advance, online or via the Box Office
As this is a live broadcast, audience members must be seated by 9.45pm
Produced by hcmf// supported by STIM’s Council for the Promotion of Swedish Music, Export Music Sweden, Kultur i Vast & Musik i Syd; also supported by Dutch Performing Arts
This event will finish at approximately 12am