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Title:Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Subtitle:Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November
Author:Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 
ID & Publication:20131011015 ~ The-Villager.co.uk 
Area:Huddersfield 
Subject:Events (Regional) 
 

New work for BBC singers features transcripts from Pussy Riot trial, a whole day dedicated to folk culture and mythology and a pair of handcuffed pianists

The UK’s foremost Festival of new music, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) announces its 36th anniversary programme of events, running in and around Huddersfield from Friday 15 – Sunday 24 November.

This year the Festival will combine world premieres of major new work by big names in the contemporary music world including a brand new work by renowned composer Brian Ferneyhough in his 70th birthday year, which the composer will attend in person.

The Festival this year presents 31 world premieres and 94 UK premieres, including new work by Catalan Composer in Residence Hèctor Parra, plus Gérard Pesson, Rebecca Saunders, Alberto Posadas, Simon Steen-Andersen and Barry Guy amongst others. Highlights include Come to the Edge!, a co-commission between hcmf// and BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Singers by Norwegian composer, Cecilie Ore, which encompasses transcripts from the controversial trial of punk band Pussy Riot, as well as her unsettling 2001 electroacoustic work A. - a shadow opera, which will be presented in a new mixed-media version at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Friday 15 November. There will also be an unconventional Piano Duo Day (Wednesday 20 November) – which even includes a piece for two handcuffed pianists – alongside a series of playful audio-visual installations by Irish art collective Grúpat, as well as Mytologier, a full day of free community events and performances around folk music, myth and legend on Sunday 24 November.

This year’s programme, curated by Graham McKenzie (Artistic Director of the Festival since 2006), puts the unique voice of this year’s hcmf// Composer in Residence – Barcelona-born, Paris-based Hèctor Parra – at its centre, with concerts of his work being performed throughout the Festival. At a relatively young age, Hèctor Parra is already well established at IRCAM in Paris, and in demand among Europe’s leading ensembles. His intricate yet accessible music provides the focus of hcmf// 2013’s opening concert on Friday 15 November, when his two string quartets will be performed by the ever-popular Arditti Quartet. On Friday 22 November Catalonia's premier contemporary classical music ensemble BCN 216 makes its Huddersfield debut, with the UK premieres of two major, large-scale works by Parra.

On Sunday 17 November, Parra on electronics will team up with pianist Agustí Fernandez for the world premiere of new experimental work FREC, followed on Tuesday 19 November by ELISION cellist Séverine Ballon performing the UK premiere of Parra’s tentatives de réalité. The same concert also features the world premiere of Solitude by Rebecca Saunders, whose Royal Philharmonic Society award-winning work Fletch featured at last year’s Festival. Pianist Nicolas Hodges also returns to hcmf// on Friday 22 November to present the UK premiere of Parra’s Piano Sonata.

The Festival also presents the UK premiere of In Vain by Georg Friedrich Haas, being performed by London Sinfonietta on Saturday 16 November, described by Sir Simon Rattle as ’one of the only already acknowledged masterpieces of the 21st-century’.

Thursday 21 November is John Zorn Day – a full day of concerts devoted to the legendary New York saxophonist / composer / provocateur in honour of his 60th birthday. Concerts range from The Book of Heads – 35 etudes for solo guitar; a diverse portrait of the composer from International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); a performance of Zorn’s sacred vocal music and an all-Zorn programme for strings taken to a different level by the Arditti Quartet including a new work Pandora’s Box, commissioned by Irvine Arditti – a drama for string quartet and soprano featuring soloist Sarah Maria Sun. The day concludes with a grandiose finale: a free solo concert with John Zorn returning to his first instrument – the church organ.

The Festival, which is widely recognised as one of the leading festivals of its kind in Europe, also prides itself on its Learning & Participation activities, designed to introduce contemporary music to new audiences. This year, on the Festival's final day (Sunday 26 November) hcmf//, in collaboration with the Danish Composers’ Society, presents Mytologier – a whole day of music dedicated to folk culture and mythology and its influence on contemporary and experimental music.

The day will include a dance workshop led by the current Nordic Master of Folk Music, featuring new music created in local participatory folk sessions, and will also feature new songs written by folk artist Christine Cooper inspired by stories collected from the people of Huddersfield, as well as performances from some of the best British and Nordic experimental performers working in new music.

There is also the return of Free Monday (18 Nov), which centres its programming around hcmf// shorts, a series of 15 short performances from 11am until midnight, showcasing both established and new talent and offering emerging artists the opportunity to perform at the UK’s leading new music Festival.
The Festival also features outcome performances from Quatuor Bozzini’s Composer’s Kitchen programme (now in its second year in its expanded format in collaboration with hcmf//) – including works by four up-and-coming composers from Canada and the UK, selected for their originality, creativity and artistic vision.
Buying Tickets

Online booking:      www.hcmf.co.uk
Telephone:           +44 (0)1484 430528 (Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm)
Post:                hcmf// Box Office, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Listings Information

Friday 15 November–Sunday 24 November 2013
www.hcmf.co.uk

Friday 15 November 2013, Huddersfield Art Gallery, 4pm
GRÚPAT: audio visual installation
Free admission

Friday 15 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 5pm
GRÚPAT: audio visual installation
Free admission

Friday 15 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 6.15pm
Pre-concert talk: Hèctor Parra
Free admission

Friday 15 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7pm
Arditti Quartet: Parra/Haas UK and World premieres
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)

Friday 15 November 2013, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 10.30pm
Cecilie Ore A. - a shadow opera UK premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Saturday 16 November 2013, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield,11am
Pre-concert talk: James Dillon
Free admission

Saturday 16 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 12 noon
Red Note Ensemble: Fennessy/Dillon UK and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Saturday 16 November 2013, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 3pm
Pre-concert talk: Cecilie Ore
Free admission

Saturday 16 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 4pm
BBC Singers: Cecilie Ore Come to the Edge UK and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Saturday 16 November 2013, Huddersfield Town Hall, 7.30pm
London Sinfonietta Haas In Vain UK premiere
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)


Saturday 16 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 10.30pm
Ensemble Linea + Irvine Arditti
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)

Sunday 17 November 2013, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 11am
Pre-concert talk: Brian Ferneyhough
Free admission

Sunday 17 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 12 noon
Quatuor Diotima: Brian Ferneyhough
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Sunday 17 November 2013, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 4pm
ENOUGH ALREADY François Sarhan
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Sunday 17 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 8pm
Camerata Zurich: Guy UK premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Sunday 17 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 9.15pm
Post-concert talk: Barry Guy
Free admission

Sunday 17 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 10.30pm
Parra FREC World premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Monday 18 November 2013, Creative Arts Building Atrium, University of Huddersfield, 11am
Music for large spaces
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Creative Arts Building Atrium, University of Huddersfield, 11.20am
Fukio Ensemble World premiere
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 12 noon
Mei Yi Foo
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 12.40pm
This is not percussion: Morishita UK and World premieres
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Creative Arts Building Atrium, University of Huddersfield, 1.10pm
Lisa Ullen + Philip Thomas: 2 pianos in Atrium Dialogues World premiere
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 2pm
ACM Ensemble
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 2.50pm
Lauren Redhead
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 3.30pm
rotaplane amigos
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Thomas’ Church, 4.30pm
Prayer: Sacred Music for Voice Solo UK premiere
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Creative Arts Building Atrium, University of Huddersfield, 6pm
edges ensemble World premiere
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7pm
Anarchy in the Organism UK and World premieres
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 8.30pm
Jennifer Walshe
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, The Loft @ Bates Mill, Huddersfield, 9.30pm
Pedro Alvarez
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 10pm
Phill Niblock + Thomas Ankersmit
Free admission

Monday 18 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 11.30pm
Inconsistent Whisper
Free admission

Tuesday 19 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 12 noon
Pre-concert talk: Rebecca Saunders
Free admission

Tuesday 19 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 1pm
Séverine Ballon (cello): Saunders/Dillon/Parra/Lanza UK and World premieres
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Tuesday 19 November 2013, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 2.30pm
Talk: Where do musical ideas come from?
Free admission

Tuesday 19 November 2013, Hudawi Centre, Huddersfield, 4pm
voiceXtensions UK and World premieres
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Tuesday 19 November 2013, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 6pm
Talk: Antoine Beuger – the Wandelweiser Group
Free admission

Tuesday 19 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7.30pm
Quatuor Diotima: Posadas UK premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)


Tuesday 19 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 10pm
en una nocha oscura UK premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Wednesday 20 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 1pm
Music for Two Pianos: Philip Thomas + Mark Knoop World premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Wednesday 20 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 3pm
Music for Two Pianos: Geneviève Foccroulle + Brigitte Foccroulle
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Wednesday 20 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 5pm
Music fro Two Pianos: Ian Pace + Frederik Croene UK premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Wednesday 20 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7.15pm
Pre-concert talk: Jakob Ullmann
Free admission

Wednesday 20 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 8pm
Son Imaginaire III: Jakob Ullmann World premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Wednesday 20 November 2013, Huddersfield Town Hall, 10pm
POING + Feed + John Butcher, UK and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Thursday 21 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 1pm
The Book of Heads, UK premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Thursday 21 November 2013, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 3pm
ICE: Zorn World premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Thursday 21 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7.30pm
Arditti Quartet + Sarah Maria Sun UK premiere
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)

Thursday 21 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 10pm
Sacred Vocal Music European premiere
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Thursday 21 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 12 midnight
The Hermetic Organ UK premiere
Free admission

Friday 22 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 1pm
Nicolas Hodges (piano): Parra, Thomalla, Ferneyhough UK premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Friday 22 November 2013, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 3pm
ICE: Fujikura UK, European and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Friday 22 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 5pm
Faint Noise UK and World premieres
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Friday 22 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7.30pm
BCN 216: Parra, Magrané, Pàmies UK premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Friday 22 November 2013, St Thomas’ Church, Huddersfield, 10pm
Apartment House: Fluxorum Organum UK premiere
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Saturday 23 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 1pm
EXAUDI UK and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Saturday 23 November 2013, Creative Arts Building Atrium, University of Huddersfield, 3pm
Metastable Collective World premiere
Free Admission

Saturday 23 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 4pm
Evan Parker + Mark Solborg Trio
Tickets from £10 (£8 concession; £7 online)

Saturday 23 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 6.45pm
Pre-concert talk: Dai Fujikura
Free Admission

Saturday 23 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 7.30pm
Oslo Sinfonietta UK and World premieres
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)

Saturday 23 November 2013, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 10pm
Inszenierte Nacht UK Premiere
Tickets from £20 (£18 concession; £16 online)

Sunday 24 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 10am
Christine Cooper
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, 10.30am
Dance Workshop
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield, 12 noon
Heloisa Amaral + Ingeborg Dalheim UK and World premieres
Tickets from £15 (£13 concession; £11 online)

Sunday 24 November 2013, The Loft @ Bates Mill, Huddersfield, 2pm
Trio Gáman + Garth Knox
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 2.45pm
Jeffery|Noriega UK and World premieres
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 3.30pm
Lux
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 4.15pm
Magnus Haglund
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 5pm
Quiet Music Ensemble World premiere
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, Bates Mill Photographic Studio, Huddersfield, 5.45pm
Lau Nau
Free Admission

Sunday 24 November 2013, The Loft @ Bates Mill, Huddersfield, 6.30pm
Who Will Go Mad With Me World premiere
Free Admission

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