Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012

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02Hear And Now20121208

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce the first of four programmes of highlights from the 2012 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Tonight's programme includes music from Crash Ensemble's concert profiling the work of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy together with highlights from two events which featured the work of John Cage.

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce highlights from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012. Tonight's programme focuses on the String Quartet with new music from Rebecca Saunders, Naomi Pinnock and Christopher Fox performed by the Arditti and Bozzini Quartets. Also featuring a report on John Tilbury's four-and-a-half-hour performance of Morton Feldman's "For Philip Guston".

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Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch present more highlights of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012. Tonight's programme explores music from this year's festival's composer in residence - the Norwegian composer and musician Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje.

Maja S K Ratkje - Gagaku Variations

BOZZINI QUARTET

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje - Crepuscular Hour (UK premiere)

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RNCM Chamber Choir

University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir

James Weeks conductor

Nils Henrik Asheim organ

Antoine Chessex electronics / noise

Lasse Marhaug electronics / noise

Stian Westerhus electronics / noise.

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Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduce the final programme of highlights from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012. The last of five editions of Hear and Now featuring music from hcmf// 2012 focuses on the festival's truly international scope, contrasting works by Scandinavian composers Hans Abrahamsen and Maja Ratkje and music from the Irish Crash Ensemble including American composer Glenn Branca.

Hans Abrahamsen String Quartet No. 4 (UK premiere) (2012)

ARDITTI QUARTET

Maja S K Ratkje And Sing While Thou On Pressed Flowers Dost Sleep (2012) (World premiere)

ENSEMBLE CIKADA

Donnacha Dennehy Streetwalker

CRASH ENSEMBLE

Gerard Pesson Cassation

Sam Hayden surface / tension (2012) (World premiere)

Glenn Branca Thought (hcmf// co-commission) UK Premiere