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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce highlights of the 2009 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the UK's largest festival of new music.
Featuring music from James Dillon, Musica Elettronica Viva, and James Clarke, as the Arditti Quartet give the world premiere of his Second String Quartet. Sara talks with festival director Graham McKenzie about the 2009 event and Robert goes to meet founder Richard Steinitz to take a look at the festival archive which was launched in the same year.
James Dillon: Charm (world premiere); Dragon-fly (World Premiere)
Noriko kawai (piano)
Thomas Simaku: String Quartet No 2 (Radius)
Musica Elettronica Viva: Gran Raccordo Anulare (excerpt) - world premiere
Anthony Braxton: Composition No 10 (UK premiere)
Genevieve Foccroulle (piano)
le grain de la voix (interview / excerpt)
James Clarke: String Quartet No 2 (world premiere)
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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce further highlights of the 2009 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the UK's largest festival of new music.
Featuring two BBC Radio 3 commissions: the Ictus Ensemble in the UK premiere of The Leuven Triptych, by one of the festival's featured composer; and James Dillon and Quatour Diotima in the world premiere of Theme Street Parade by the Australian composer Matthew Shlomowitz.
Robert also drops in to hear Bill Thompson's Shifting Currents; there is music from another of the festival's featured composers as Noriko Kawai gives the UK premiere of piano music by Emmanuel Nunes; and Philip Thomas talks us through his week-long performance of a piece by Michael Pisaro which explores the number Pi.
Matthew Shlomowitz: Theme Street Parade (BBC Radio 3 commission; world premiere)
Emmanuel Nunes: Litanies du feu et de la mer I
Bill Thompson: Shifting Currents (excerpt)
James Dillon: The Leuven Triptych (BBC Radio 3 commission: UK premiere)
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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce the third of Hear and Now's four programmes featuring highlights of the 2009 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the UK's largest festival of new music. Tonight's programme includes music from a concert given by Portugal's Remix Ensemble.
Antonia Augusto Aguiar: Pandora (UKP)
Luis Tinoco: O curso das aguas
Rebecca Saunders: Fury
Emmanuel Nunes: Improvisation IV - l'electricite de la pensee humaine (UKP)
Emmanuel Nunes: Rubato, registres et resonances (UKP)
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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce the final instalment of Hear and Now's highlights of the 2009 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the UK's largest festival of new music. Tonight, the ensemble ELISION give the UK Premiere of a major piece by one of the festival's featured composers: Richard Barrett's The Opening of the Mouth. Pianist Genevieve Foccroulle performs music by Anthony Braxton, and Robert Worby drops in at the rehearsal of an extraordinary new piece by Kristoffer Zegers - Piano Phasing, for 25 pianos and 50 pianists!
Anthony Braxton: Composition No 1 (UK Premiere)
GeneviÃ¨ve Foccroulle (piano)
Richard Barrett: Opening of the Mouth (UK Premiere)
Richard Barrett and the ELISION ensemble