Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2015

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01Hear And Now20151121

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch kick off Radio 3's coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a special live broadcast from Bates Mill Blending Shed, featuring works by Derek Bailey, Polish composer Tomasz Sikorski and Composer in Residence Jürg Frey, in performances by Simon H. Fell's Ensemble Anomaly, double bassist Dominic Lash, Noszferatu XL and pianist John Tilbury.

Lol Coxhill arr. Christopher Hobbs: Lol's Tunes

Paul Rutherford: Quasi-Mode III

Derek Bailey No.22 (Ping) (world premiere)

Ensemble Anomaly

Tomasz Sikorski: Autograph; Zerstreutes Hinausschauen

John Tilbury (piano)

Jürg Frey: Accurate Placement (world premiere)

Dominic Lash (double bass)

Tomasz Sikorski: Echoes II

Noszferatu XL.

02Hear And Now20151128

Live from the second weekend of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Robert Worby introduces a set by the experimental Berlin Splitter Orchester, a large ensemble inhabiting the space between composed and improvised music. And from earlier in the evening, Apartment House continue their 20th anniversary celebrations with music by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Peter Garland and Christopher Fox.

03Hear and Now20151205

03Hear and Now20151205

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch continue coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a broadcast of American composer and improviser George Lewis's opera Afterword, which celebrates the work of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a pioneering collective of musicians that took root in Chicago in 1965.

And as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, a recording of Karen Rehnqvisst's Arktis Arktis!, the Swedish composer's orchestral ode to the Arctic inspired by a polar expedition in 1999.

George Lewis: Afterword

Joelle Lamarre (soprano)

Julian Terrell Otis (tenor)

Gwendolyn Brown (contralto)

International Contemporary Ensemble

David Fulmer (conductor)

Recorded at the Lawrence Batley Theatre last month.

03Hear and Now20151205

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch continue coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a broadcast of American composer and improviser George Lewis's opera Afterword, which celebrates the work of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a pioneering collective of musicians that took root in Chicago in 1965.

And as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, a recording of Karen Rehnqvisst's Arktis Arktis!, the Swedish composer's orchestral ode to the Arctic inspired by a polar expedition in 1999.

George Lewis: Afterword

Joelle Lamarre (soprano)

Julian Terrell Otis (tenor)

Gwendolyn Brown (contralto)

International Contemporary Ensemble

David Fulmer (conductor)

Recorded at the Lawrence Batley Theatre last month.

03Hear And Now20151205

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch continue coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a broadcast of American composer and improviser George Lewis's opera Afterword, which celebrates the work of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a pioneering collective of musicians that took root in Chicago in 1965.

There's also music by Jurg Frey, a member of the John Cage-inspired Wandelweiser collective, British electro-acoustic composer Jonty Harrison, and a performance by the Austrian chamber orchestra Klangforum Wien.

And as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, a recording of Karen Rehnqvist's Arktis Arktis!, the Swedish composer's orchestral ode to the Arctic inspired by a polar expedition in 1999.

George Lewis: Afterword

Joelle Lamarre (soprano)

Julian Terrell Otis (tenor)

Gwendolyn Brown (contralto)

International Contemporary Ensemble

David Fulmer (conductor)

Recorded at the Lawrence Batley Theatre last month.

04Hear And Now20151226

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce further highlights from this year's HCMF including music from Klangforum Wien, keyboard works performed by Richard Uttley, and music by the featured festival composer, Jurg Frey.

Including:

Beat Furrer: Linea dell'orizzonte

Pierluigi Billone: Ebe und anders

Klangforum Wien conducted by Clement Power

Francisco Coll: Vestiges

Naomi Pinnock: Lines and Spaces

Richard Uttley (piano)

Jurg Frey: Grizzana

Ferne Farben

Ensemble Grizzana.

05Hear And Now20160102

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-pietsch introduce a concert by the Arditti Quartet, recorded at last November's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and featuring the new string quartet by Harrison Birtwistle and UK premieres of works by John Zorn, Iris ter Schiphorst and Klaus Lang.

John Zorn: The Remedy of Fortune

Iris ter Schiphorst: Aus Liebe

Klaus Lang: Seven Views of White

Harrison Birtwistle: String Quartet No.3: The Silk House Sequences.