Following successful ‘pop-ups’ in Barcelona, Philadelphia and Mexico City over the last couple of years, hcmf// will partner Tampere Biennale to produce two concerts – supported by the British Council – as part of their 2018 edition.
On 11 April, The Riot Ensemble will present a programme that orbits around Lee Hyla’s autobiographical masterwork, My Life on the Plains (which received its UK premiere at hcmf// 2015), fusing together his wide-range of influences, from folk to rock to jazz to classical music. Alongside it, Riot bring three English composers from their generation: Daniel Kidane’s pulsating mini-concerto for bass clarinet Inner Voices, Samantha Fernando’s calm and mechanical Positive/Negative Space, and Freya Waley-Cohen’s Regen: loosely hung upon Joris Iven’s 1929 film by the same title, with an array of possible avenues for the music to travel down during the film (which will be shown live during the performance).
On 14 April, saxophonist John Butcher, well known for his work in resonant spaces, will create soundscapes that shift from hardcore noise to dreamlike, minimalistic tones in the beautiful setting on Tampere’s ‘Old Church’.
hcmf// @ Tampere Biennale