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Welcome to the 33rd Huddersfield FOLD OUT DIARY AND MAP Contemporary Music Festival! The bar having been raised following the award for the Best Concert Series or Festival by the Royal Philharmonic Society for the 2009 festival, I feel confident that the 2010 programme will fulfil all expectations. To that end therefore I am delighted this year to be working with Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders. Saunders work is rarely heard in the UK and therefore it is doubly pleasing for her compositions to be presented at Huddersfield by some of the most accomplished exponents of her work – musikFabrik, ensemble recherche, and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. With Saunders’ attention to detail, awareness of space and environment, and unusual instrumentation, the relationship between composer and ensemble has been vital to her success and recognition throughout Europe.

Our international programme is made possible through Music Center the Netherlands & NFPK+, Music Information Centre Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Goethe-Institut, SNYK, and Réseau Varèse. My thanks of course go to all our partners, and full details can be found throughout the brochure.

Partnerships of course are fundamental to and I would like to thank our Headline Sponsors – The University of Huddersfield, plus our partners the British Council, and BBC Radio 3.

Best Wishes Graham McKenzie Artistic Director

It is the audience of course which each year provides that unique Huddersfield atmosphere, and once again my thanks go to all of you who are taking the time to read this brochure. I look forward to welcoming you to Huddersfield in November.

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Talks hosts a series of free talks and discussions throughout the Festival with some of the world’s most distinguished artists. Saturday 20 November Mapping Music Huddersfield Art Gallery, 10am Robert Worby is joined by a panel of guests including Laura Kuhn, Executive Director of the John Cage trust,composer Alvin Curran, pianist Philip Thomas and composer, performer and visual artist Sam Belinfante to discuss the first major retrospective of John Cage’s visual artworks, Every Day is a Good Day.

Saturday 20 November Rebecca Saunders 1 St Paul’s Hall, 6.45pm Pre-concert talk Artistic Director Graham McKenzie talks to composer Rebecca Saunders about her role as this year’s Composer in Residence.

Sunday 21 November Graham Fitkin Creative Arts Building Room CAM G/01, 4pm Pre-concert talk Graham Fitkin in conversation prior to the world premiere of his new work, commissioned by and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

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Tuesday 23 November Entropic Song Meditations Bates Mill, 6.45pm Pre-concert talk Apartment House’s Anton Lukoszevieze and Graham McKenzie discuss the ‘decreation’ of Schumann’s songs in Schumann: Entropic Song Meditations with Robert Worby.

Wednesday 24 November Sculpting Sounds in Space Creative Arts Building, Room CAM G/01, 11am A panel discussion on the future of electro-acoustic music in the 21st-century, led by Michael Clarke with contributions from Denis Smalley, Monty Adkins and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay. Thursday 25 November Oslo – Warsaw Creative Arts Building, Room Room CAM G/01, 3.30pm A keynote talk on the life and work of Arne Nordheim, who sadly passed away earlier this year.


Saturday 27 November Rebecca Saunders 2 Town Hall, 4.15pm Pre-concert talk BBC Radio 3 presenter Sara MohrPietsch talks to Rebecca Saunders about pieces featured during the second weekend of the Festival, including her site-specific work Chroma.

Saturday 27 November Rolf Wallin Bates Mill, 6.45pm Pre-concert talk Composer Rolf Wallin in conversation with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

Digital Drop-ins @ Media Centre If you use music technology in your creative work then drop in to one of these practical sessions at the Media Centre to get free information, advice and guidance on the latest music software / hardware trends from some of the leading artists at this year’s Festival. Please bring your laptop! For further information please visit www.hcmf.co.uk Monday 22 November 10am - 12noon

Huddersfield Autumn Composers’ Symposium: The Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield hosts a series of composition masterclasses in the build-up to , in association with the Institute of Musical Research, University of London. During each masterclass three PhD students selected from Universities across the country will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work with one of the internationally renowned composers featured at this year’s Festival: Thursday 18 November 1pm - 3.30pm Jennifer Walshe Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield Friday 19 November 9am - 11.30am Howard Skempton Castle Hill Suite, University of Huddersfield Friday 19 November 1pm - 3.30pm Rebecca Saunders Castle Hill Suite, University of Huddersfield www.cerenem.org Free events; open to members of the public

Tuesday 23 November 10am - 12noon Thursday 25 November 10am - 12noon Free events: no booking required.

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Learning & Participation Whether you’re taking your first steps in music-making, looking to carve a name as a professional musician or just curious to know more about the music featured at , our yearround Learning and Participation programme offers oodles of opportunities to explore new music. Look out for drop-in mornings to pick up the latest music technology tips from expert practitioners (p.5) and performances featuring talented emerging musicians as part of our professional development programme (pages 22 & 24). Plus there’s a packed programme of free performances, masterclasses and talks to dip into!

is an Arts Award Welcome organisation, which means that we recognise and understand the Arts Award and offer special experiences and incentives to contribute towards participants’ Bronze and Silver Awards, including ticket offers, artist talks, participatory events and volunteering opportunities. For more information on our offer go to: www.hcmf.co.uk/artsaward This year, visiting schools can also benefit from our new online resources focussing on composers featured at the Festival, as well as taking advantage of great ticket offers. Contact Heidi Johnson on 01484 471116 or email h.johnson@hud.ac.uk to organise your visit.

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This summer over 800 children and ’s Sound their families played at Playground residency in Dewsbury on installations from the special Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.


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Composer in Residence: Rebecca Saunders

Born in London in 1967, Rebecca Saunders studied violin and composition at Edinburgh University, before putting her instrument to one side when she won a scholarship to Karlsruhe Music College, Germany, where she studied with Wolfgang Rihm. She returned to Edinburgh between 1994 and 1997 to pursue a PhD in composition with Nigel Osborne and currently lives in Berlin. Saunders’ compositions feature sometimes unusual combinations of orchestral instruments along with others such as accordion, electric guitar and whistle. Works range in size from pieces for soloists and duos to large-scale works, such as Chroma (2003, revised 2010) which, at its 2010 performance, will feature 20 different ‘modules’ made up of solo or grouped musicians, as well as gramophones and music boxes. www.hcmf.co.uk

Her 2003 work insideout accompanied Sasha Waltz’s dance installation, whilst traces featured at the BBC Proms in 2009. Saunders’ work has been recognised with many honours and awards, including membership of the Berlin Academy of Arts, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Paul Hindemith prize and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Award for chamber music in 2008. She has lectured at the Darmstadt summer school and was chosen as Capel-Compositeur (Composer in Residence) for Staatskapelle Dresden 2009–10. Her work is published by Peters Edition. Full interview by Abi Bliss is available at www.hcmf.co.uk

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Alvin Curran Ear Training

Alvin Curran is joined by members of the University of Huddersfield’s experimental music ensemble to symbolically mark the arrival of the Every Day is a Good Day exhibition in Huddersfield. An urban-blitz of incomparable sonic decorum will momentarily transform Huddersfield Railway Station into a choreographed concert of commuters going nowhere but into the heart of the casual sounds they will make (just like the other real travellers), except the ‘concerted’ sounds will be made with real musical instruments or reconverted pieces of junk tubing, wooden blocks, small objects like jaw harps, harmonicas, mobile phone rings and cheap boom-boxes. This performance will be repeated on Saturday 8 January 2011 at 12 noon to mark the end of the exhibition. Produced by Free Event

Huddersfield Railway Station 12 noon Alvin Curran Edges Ensemble

10 Stones, 1989, Colour soap ground aquatint and spit bite aquatint on smoked paper © The John Cage Trust

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Exhibitions

Every Day is a Good Day Launch event As part of a new Hayward Touring Exhibition, Huddersfield Art Gallery presents the first major retrospective in the UK of John Cage’s visual works, conceived by Jeremy Millar. To accompany the exhibition, which changes its display according to chance processes, Philip Thomas curates a series of performances of Cage’s music throughout the Festival.

Open daily throughout the Festival; otherwise closed Sundays and Bank Holidays;

Works have been selected which especially draw upon the relationship between visual and sonic processes. Featured works include: Electronic music for piano, Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music whose notations are derived from visual sources; Variations II which requires the performers to create a score from fundamental visual archetypes; the highly ornate graphic text 62 Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham; and two works which are closely related to processes and images in the visual works, Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 parts: Twelve Haiku followed by a Recording of the Dawn at Stony Point, New York, August 6, 1974 and Ryoanji.

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

The exhibition is organised by Hayward Touring in collaboration with Baltic and the John Cage Trust. A special publication will accompany the exhibition.

Huddersfield Art Gallery 4pm Exhibition runs until 9 January 2010

Edges Ensemble John Cage Variations II Six lines, five points, any number of players. Combine to determine sounds. Discipline and freedom. Friday 19 November Huddersfield Art Gallery 5pm

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Interzone

Inspired by William S Burroughs’ writings on his time living in Tangiers, Morocco, Interzone explores the transitory, ambivalent nature of urban environments. Poppe’s music and Marcel Beyer’s libretto draw upon Burroughsian cut-up methods to evoke a quest through invisible, fragmented worlds, echoed by Anne Quirynen’s kaleidoscopic, compound-eye footage of cities from Mumbai to Berlin. Produced by with the kind support of also supported by Goethe-Institut

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Bates Mill 7.30pm Enno Poppe Interzone UK Premiere

ensemble mosaik Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Enno Poppe conductor


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Quatuor Bozzini

St Paul’s Hall 10.30pm Mauricio Kagel Streichquartett I Jennifer Walshe :blurt Jennifer Walshe Marlowe S. European Premiere

Mauricio Kagel Streichquartett II

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Quatuor Bozzini Clemens Merkel violin Charles-Étienne Marchand violin Stéphanie Bozzini viola Isabelle Bozzini cello

Quatuor Bozzini perform a concert of minimalist music theatre, exploring a world of small gestures, both absurd and simple. Kagel’s rarely heard early string quartets are the first of several works by the late composer to be celebrated at 2010, whilst a challenging new work by Jennifer Walshe stands both in contrast and in collaboration with Kagel’s ideas, taking the genre to its limit and breaking all conventions.

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Saturday 20

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Philip Thomas

Come along and drop in and out of a 12-hour performance for solo pianist, composed using Music for Piano 4-84. Points which were made sounds are re-translated as points from which measurements are made to determine all aspects of the performance. This event will also be streamed live on the web.

Huddersfield Art Gallery 12 noon – 12 midnight

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John Cage Electronic Music for Piano

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Philip Thomas piano

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St Paul’s Hall 1pm Christian Wolff for one, two or three people Lene Grenager new work for solo bass commission) (

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Rhodri Davies, Michael Duch & John Tilbury

UK Premiere

Christian Wolff for harp player (co-commissioned and by November Music) UK Premiere

Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / John Tilbury improvisation Mariam Rezaei new work commission) ( UK Premiere

Christian Wolff 13 Piano Pieces Ben Patterson new work for trio commission) ( UK Premiere

Rhodri Davies harp Michael Duch bass John Tilbury piano

Newcastle-based harpist Rhodri Davies, Norwegian double bassist Michael Duch and celebrated pianist John Tilbury come together for this very special trio performance. The exceptional programme contains a UK premiere by legendary American composer Christian Wolff, another by founding Fluxus member Ben Patterson, solo and trio music written especially for the group by a new generation of composers and a unique live improvisation. Produced by supported by British Council, Music Information Centre Norway and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

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Ensemble Resonanz

Ensemble Resonanz present a programme of pieces referring to particular elements of musical tradition from today’s point of view: Mochizuki examines the modern possibilities of a standard baroque setup; Enno Poppe constructs a meta-version out of the idea of the classical string quartet; and the programme concludes with the world premiere of a recorder concerto by Dai Fujikura, who won ’s Young Composers’ Award in 1998.

Bates Mill 3pm Misato Mochizuki Concertino for recorders UK Premiere

Enno Poppe new work UK Premiere

Dai Fujikura new work World Premiere

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Ensemble Resonanz Jeremias Schwarzer recorder Peter Rundel conductor

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Saturday 20

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Oscillare

Lawrence Batley Theatre 5pm Rolf Wallin Seven Imperatives UK Premiere

Rebecca Saunders Soliloquy UK Premiere

Naomi Pinnock Oscillare commission) ( World Premiere

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

Produced by supported by British Council, Music Information Centre Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Goethe-Institut and Welcome to Yorkshire Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

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Frode Haltli Accordion

Rebecca Saunders’ Soliloquy and work by Rolf Wallin are presented alongside an commission from Berlin-based British composer Naomi Pinnock. In Oscillare, cycles of two superimposed texts written in collaboration with the poet WN Herbert give fragmented glimpses of two atrocities: one from Ovid’s myths, one an account by a survivor of the Srebrenica massacre. The oscillation develops between the recorded voice and the vocal ensemble, the two drawn together by the accordion.

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ensemble recherche

We welcome ensemble recherche back to for the first time in five years to perform Composer in Residence Rebecca Saunders’ Murmurs alongside the UK premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee. This epic 57-minute work uses the canon form mastered by J S Bach as inspiration for a minimal, circular approach to time in which musical questions and answers intertwine and eventually interchange. Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Produced by supported by British Council; also supported by Goethe-Institut

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St Paul’s Hall 7.30pm Rebecca Saunders Murmurs UK Premiere

Hans Abrahamsen Schnee UK Premiere

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Fitkin

Bates Mill 10.30pm Graham Fitkin Torn Edge Identity Vamp Compress new works Fitkin Joby Burgess percussion Aidy Spillett percussion Noel Langley trumpet Nick Moss bass clarinet / saxophones Simon Haram saxophones Ruth Wall harps Alan Thomas guitar John Lunn bass Graham Fitkin piano

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Combining relentless stamina and rigour with high-energy precision, Fitkin’s feisty music features the composer’s virtuoso nine-piece ensemble of trumpet, sax, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, guitars, harps and bass. Using monody and complex rhythms within repetitive procedures and clear-cut forms, the resulting music is intense, vibrant and pulsating. This concert presents predominantly new work brought together in 2010. Produced by

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Sunday 21

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Join us for this unique event at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire’s international centre for modern and contemporary art, for an exclusive dawn performance of music by John Cage. Apartment House present the UK premiere of Cage’s Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts… in the atmospheric and contemplative setting of James Turrell’s Skyspace, sited at the Park’s 18th-century Grade II listed deer shelter. In Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts… graphical sketches are taken from Henry Thoreau’s journals, combined with musical templates and ordered according to the structure of Japanese haiku poetry. This is followed by a tape recording of dawn made at Cage’s home in Stony Point, opening the listener’s ears to the outside world and mirrored in this performance by the changing light of the Yorkshire sky. Produced by

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Twelve Haiku followed by a Recording of the Dawn at Stony Point, New York, August 6, 1974 Deer Shelter Skyspace Yorkshire Sculpture Park 7.30am John Cage Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 parts: Twelve Haiku followed by a Recording of the Dawn at Stony Point, New York, August 6, 1974 UK Premiere

Apartment House Audience members are advised to dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear

James Turrell Skyspace © Jonty Wilde

Tickets £50 Includes return coach transfer from Huddersfield and breakfast in the YSP restaurant following the performance. (Limited availability – advance booking is essential)

Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 parts:

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Jakob Kullberg

St Paul’s Hall 12 noon Per Nørgård Solo in Scèna Bent Sørensen new work for solo cello World Premiere

Bent Sørensen The Lady of Shalott Per Nørgård Plucking the Strings World Premiere

Jon Øyvind Ness A.J.P.Tailoring Per Nørgård Secret Voices UK Premiere

Simon Holt Telarañas UK Premiere

(co-commissioned , Elvermose by Concerter and Musikforeningen Caecilia)

Telarañas (‘Spider Web’) is a new piece from Simon Holt, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ current Composer in Association, whose past work has combined complex and intricate structures with what he describes as ‘still centres’. Produced by

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Jakob Kullberg cello Peter Herresthal violin

Praised by the Daily Telegraph for his ’amazing control of line’, leading young Danish cellist Jakob Kullberg is joined by violinist Peter Herresthal to perform an co-commission alongside two world premieres by contemporary Nordic composers.

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Sunday 21

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Noszferatu XL with Howard Skempton

Phipps Hall 2pm Frederic Rzewski Flowers World Premiere

A third appearance for this four-piece collective sees Noszferatu joined by Howard Skempton, in a programme comparing and contrasting music by two giants of new music. The programme features Rzewski’s classic Coming Together and Attica, with Skempton as narrator, as well as a newly commissioned work from Rzewski. Produced by

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Howard Skempton Sirens World Premiere

Frederic Rzewski Coming Together Frederic Rzewski Attica Noszferatu Howard Skempton voice

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Howard Skempton This Way Up

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Sunday 21

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Ensemble 10/10

St Paul’s Hall 5pm Martijn Padding Three Summer Pieces Gary Carpenter Closing Time Graham Fitkin new work (co-commissioned and Royal by Liverpool Philharmonic) World Premiere

Martijn Padding White Eagle Ensemble 10/10 Clark Rundell conductor Heleen Hulst violin Tom Raskin tenor

A concert with a strong Dutch influence, from the rhythmical shapes, driving riffs and poignant melody of Graham Fitkin – who studied with iconic Dutch composer Louis Andriessen – to native Martijn Padding’s absorbing mix of jazz and historical references. Gary Carpenter’s Closing Time, composed for Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008, is inspired by Eva Salzman’s poems and echoes their pervasive sensuality. Pre-concert talk 4pm, CAM G/01 Produced by supported by British Council; also supported by Music Center the Netherlands and NFPK+ Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

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Kantrimiusik

In his masterpiece Kantrimiusik Mauricio Kagel has created a sound world in which authenticity and genuinity can’t be distinguished from imitation. The piece seems to be located in a foggy twilight zone of folklore and pastorale: Spain, alpine waltzes, honky-tonk, jazzy rhythms, pampa and pusta are combined with tape recordings of rain, wind and animal sounds. Kagel expresses in a witty and intelligent way his concern about the destruction of nature and authentic traditional folk art. Produced by supported by Music Center The Netherlands and NFPK+

Mauricio Kagel Kantrimiusik Nieuw Ensemble

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Lawrence Batley Theatre 7.30pm

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Sunday 21

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Nyman / Eno

Bates Mill 10pm Fidelio Trio: Michael Nyman Photography of Chance Poczatek Time Will Pronounce

The ‘virtuosic Fidelio Trio’ (Sunday Times) has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, Casa da Musica, Porto, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Symphony Space, NYC. At 2010 they present a programme spanning works from the last 35 years: music that is at once full of highly charged pulsating energy and hauntingly dark melodies. They have recently recorded the complete piano trios by Michael Nyman for MN Records, for release in February 2011.

Contact Contemporary Music:

Canadian ensemble CONTACT Contemporary Music re-work Eno’s ambient classic Discreet Music, and with Evening Star provide a rare opportunity to re-visit the groundbreaking collaboration between Eno & Fripp, to complete this concert.

Brian Eno Discreet Music

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Robert Fripp and Brian Eno Evening Star

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Monday 22

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Various venues 12 noon – 5.30pm

Phipps Hall, 12 noon Kate Ledger piano

shorts ranges from sounds from outer space to old analog synth sounds. An ‘orchestration’ of the different sound layers creates a new compound layer which continually oscillates between the familiar and the alien.

Ray Evanoff Diagrams of Drawings Not Meant to Correspond

Phipps Hall, 1.20pm

Timothy McCormack ]regate[ s.p. ]Aggre

Laurence Rose a theory of nothing

Ben Isaacs new work

a theory of nothing is built around relatively simple, repeated figures and the transitions between them. The ensemble effect is influenced by each player freely choosing parameters such as tempo or pitch from within a menu of choices. The texture builds and evolves gradually, unmetred at first, later with a clear metre and more chordal material. a theory of nothing was commissioned through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts.

World Premiere

This programme showcases three pieces which explore a variety of aspects of the physicality involved in piano performance. The pieces form part of a larger repertoire which Ledger is cultivating as part of her research into performance physicality.

Yorkshire Late Starter Strings World Premiere

CAB Atrium, 12.40pm Lefteris Papadimitriou laptop Panorama is a series of electronic pieces dealing with issues such as improvisation and structure, physicality of sound material, parametric movement in different sound domains and creation of an orchestral electronic sound. The pieces are composed by a series of sound layers, the material of which

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Monday 22

November

CAB Atrium, 2pm

Bates Mill, 2.40pm

Apartment House

Radio Kootwijk Resonating

John Cage But what about the noise of crumpling paper which he used to do in order to paint the series of “Papiers froisses” or tearing up paper to make “Papiers dechires?” Arp was stimulated by water (sea, lake, and flowing waters like rivers), forests

Six artists in search of an audience

Apartment House performs But what about the noise…, a piece written by Cage in celebration of the work of the sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist Jean Arp on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

Those who attend a performance of Radio Kootwijk Live can expect everything but a regular concert. Working from within the location, top young musicians and theatre makers experiment with new ways of presenting musical works. Find yourself becoming a substantial part of the show while enjoying a fresh journey through the galaxy of musical creation; music, light, theatre – and no corner of Bates Mill left unused. Expect to be surprised!

Phipps Hall, 3.40pm Charlotte Pugh recorder Christopher Fox Winds of Heaven Nicholas Peters Going Missing An exploration of new sounds for the recorder; Fox explores a simultaneous combination of amplified vocalising and alternative fingerings, whilst Peters explores a block structure using a range of durations.

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Monday 22

November

shorts

CAB Atrium, 4.20pm

CAB Atrium, 5pm

Peyee Chen voice

Manasamitra Supriya Nagarajan & Vijay Venkat

Erin Gee mouthpiece I Johnny Herbert new work Michael Finnissy Song 1 Michael Finnissy Song 16 Erin Gee mouthpiece II Early works by Erin Gee and Michael Finnissy, plus a new work by Johnny Herbert, explore the unique and intricate relationship between text and music. Finnissy’s pieces embrace the historical baggage that comes with text setting, Gee disables the text as carrier of meaning, and Herbert’s piece experiments with the translation and fragmentation of text.

East meets west in this blend of contemporary violin / voice interlude where South Indian classical Carnatic notes blend seamlessly into western violin to create a unique and soulful melody.

worksetting Contemporary Art Gallery Byram Arcade, First Floor, 6pm In every dream home, a heartache A live installation performance, by Alvin Curran and massed accordion players, in Huddersfield’s newest contemporary art and design gallery, to coincide with its second exhibition In every dream home, a heartache. The exhibition has been developed with the support of Amanda Levete Architects and DuPont™ Corian® in the UK. If you have an accordion and would like to take part in this event, please contact Heidi Johnson on 01484 471116 or email h.johnson@hud.ac.uk by Friday 29 October.

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Monday 22

November

Nieuw Ensemble: New Voices

St Paul’s Hall 7.30pm Patrick Allison new work World Premiere

Edward Caine new work World Premiere

Stephanie Conner new work World Premiere

Johnny Herbert new work World Premiere

Nieuw Ensemble

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’s flagship Professional Development initiative presents four world premieres from the region’s most exciting emerging composers as the finale to a second year of collaboration with the Nieuw Ensemble. Earlier this year, Patrick Allison, Edward Caine, Stephanie Conner and Johnny Herbert brought experiments, ideas and sketches to a series of workshops with the ensemble in Amsterdam and received valuable advice and guidance from experienced tutors. Produced by supported by Music Center the Netherlands, NFPK+ and Musicians Benevolent Fund Free Event

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Monday 22

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Oceans of Silver and Blood & the New String Theory & Claudia Molitor

Devised in partnership with Le Weekend Festival in Stirling this new commission locks the horns of improvisation and notation forcibly together, producing a formidable balance of sound. Brighton based composer Claudia Molitor has worked closely with this exceptional group of players, teasing the improvisational and spontaneous aspects of their work with gestures and constructs of written music. Produced by co-commissioned by

and Le Weekend

Free Event

Bates Mill 10pm Mark Wastell tam-tam Joachim Nordwall electronics The New String Theory Rhodri Davies harp Angharad Davies violin Lina Lapelyte violin Claudia Molitor notation & film

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Tuesday 23

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ELISION

St Paul’s Hall 1pm Dmitri Kourliandski PrePositions UK Premiere

Klaus K Hübler Grave e sfrenato UK Premiere

Enno Poppe Herz

International ensemble ELISION explore the frisson, friction and violent intensities of compressed and tightly detailed musical aesthetics unleashed.

Timothy McCormack The programme especially celebrates rare and first One flat thing reproduced World Premiere

Evan Johnson Supplement UK Premiere

Richard Barrett wound I - III (parts 1 & II) World Premiere

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ELISION

UK performances of works by Hübler, Kourliandski and Poppe, whilst world premieres of works by McCormack and Barrett underline ELISION’s commitment to building close and authoritative relationships with unique composers – both emerging and established.

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Tuesday 23

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l’hiver monastique

l’hiver monastique is a piece of simple numeric permutations, in which monastic silence is echoed by the continuous sound of the violin: a single focus that permits no personal interruptions. Ritual, order and balance in this composition are infused with Merkel’s ‘absolute integrity, relaxation and concentration.’ Produced by Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

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St Thomas’ Church 4pm Michael Oesterle L’hiver monastique – 70 consolations harmoniques pour violin European Premiere

Clemens Merkel violin


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Schumann: Entropic Song Meditations

Less a re-arrangement, more a futuristic unearthing of Schumann’s work as an archaeological source, Schumann: Entropic Song Meditations is a contemporary ‘decreation’ of the 7 Songs Op 104 by Robert Schumann for six musicians and voice with live electronics and video. The original songs are modified in radical ways: pitches from Schumann’s score are transformed through experimental processes, whilst the lyrics form an entropic frame for graphic notation. Bates Mill 7.30pm Anton Lukoszevieze Schumann: Entropic Song Meditations UK Premiere

Apartment House

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Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Produced by commissioned by the Goethe-Institut and Schumann-Fest; curated for the Schumann-Fest 2010 by Graham McKenzie Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

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Collaborating with composers from all over the world, the American-born, Amsterdam-based violinist Monica Germino is a pioneer in new techniques. Her defiance of tradition has led her to seek out and encourage the adventurous, the daring and the new. This latest programme showcases the younger generation of composers, with newly commissioned works for violin and sound engineer, by six composers from five countries. In DEVIATION, defined as ‘departure from a standard or norm’, Monica challenges herself, sound engineer Frank van der Weij and the composers to be true deviants, to ignore any supposed limits or boundaries, to transform sound, execute unconventional feats and exploit new technologies for the benefit of new music. ‘Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible’

Frank Zappa ‘Monica Germino’s virtuosity was exhilarating’ Sunday Times

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DEVIATION

Phipps Hall 10pm Julia Wolfe With a blue dress on UK Premiere

Donnacha Dennehy Strung UK Premiere

David Dramm Fuzz Box Logic UK Premiere

Catherine Kontz 4 1/2 Tatami (hcmf// commission) World Premiere

and the Gaudeamus Music Co-produced by Week / Music Center the Netherlands; supported by Performing Arts Fund NL and the Eduard van Beinum Foundation

UK Premiere

Monica Germino violin / electric violin / voice Frank van der Weij sound

© Marco Borgrevve

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Arnoud Noordegraaf “who would you like to be you?”

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Gareth Davis

St Paul’s Hall 1pm Elliot Sharp All the Klang you are World Premiere

Bernhard Lang MyFunnyV. UK Premiere

Peter Ablinger new work World Premiere

Roland Dahinden Action for Jackson UK Premiere

Evan Johnson Ground UK Premiere

Gareth Davis clarinet

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In its simplest sense, this is a somewhat distorted look at a jazz set. A set of ‘standards’ that have been deconstructed and reworked. Reworked not as variations or elaborations on a recognisable theme but, in this case, more as impressions. Fragmented, misquoted and misremembered impressions of the songbook originals. Produced by Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

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Wednesday 24

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Apartment House Huddersfield Art Gallery provides the backdrop for this non-seated performance in which space is illuminated by constellations of sounds. Continuing methods used in the Music for piano series (see page 12), these two works are the result of Cage mapping musical material such as staves and clefs onto star charts from the Atlas Eclipticalis. Please feel free to drop in and out of this durational performance. Produced by Free Event A ‘Pop-Up Art School’, a temporary and exciting way to engage and participate in art and design, will ‘pop up’ at this event. Inspired by the music at , creative art experiences will be offered alongside these performances, facilitated by PGCE Art and Design from the School of Education, University of Huddersfield. All welcome – no experience necessary

Huddersfield Art Gallery 2.15 - 4.30pm John Cage Atlas Eclipticalis John Cage Winter Music Apartment House

Dereau, No.11, 1982, Colour photoetching with engraving, drypoint and aquatint © The John Cage Trust

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Wednesday 24

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Take the Cage Train

Join a real commuter train for a short but rollicking semi-conducted, semi-automated, semi-spontaneous but fully composed train-concert with Alvin Curran and musicians from Apartment House and Edges Ensemble, interacting with the idea of literally moving sound in space. Huddersfield Railway Station 7.30pm Edges Ensemble Alvin Curran

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empreintes DIGITALes @ 20: cinema for the ears Phipps Hall 5pm Jean-François Denis Point Virgule Marcelle Deschenes Le bruit des ailes UK Premiere

The empreintes DIGITALes label celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1990 by Jean-François Denis the label brings together the very best of acousmatic music. This concert features composers whose early releases are still the reference point and cornerstone of the label. Produced by in association with the University of Huddersfield Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

© Louis Austin

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Francis Dhomont Point de fuites Yves Daoust Mi Bemol Gilles Gobeil Le Vertige Inconnu Stephane Roy Crystal Music Denis Smalley Base Metals Robert Normandeau Bédé


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empreintes DIGITALes @ 20: music for dark spaces Phipps Hall 10pm Jonty Harrison new work World Premiere

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay new work UK Premiere

Monty Adkins new work Ned Bouhalassa The Lighthouse Natasha Barrett Mobilis in Mobili Louis Dufort Pointe-aux-Trembles Pete Stollery ABZ/A

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This second concert brings together a world premiere by the leading UK acousmatic composer Jonty Harrison and the younger generation of composers on the emprientes DIGITALes label. Stollery, Adkins, Barrett and Tremblay all studied with Harrison and each has gone on to develop a unique compositional voice. The younger generation from Canada is represented by the ever-eclectic Ned Bouhalassa and the dynamic work of Louis Dufort. Produced by in association with the University of Huddersfield Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

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Thursday 25

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The Letter Piece Company St Paul’s Hall 1pm Matthew Shlomowitz & Shila Anaraki Letter Piece Quartet I: Five Finger Discount Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece 5: Northern Cities Tom Johnson Narayana’s Cows

Described as ‘duet-Tourettes’, the Letter Piece Company presents short performance pieces with shifting combinations of sound, text and physical action, always with a beat. Prepare to experience abstract sequences of virtuosic face dancing, vampires, cowboys, thievery and a mathematical tale. Produced by

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Matthew Shlomowitz Letter Piece 3: Australia, Bolton, Clinton, Dachshund & Echinacea Matthew Shlomowitz & Shila Anaraki Letter Piece Quartet 2: Mixed Doubles Letter Piece Company Shila Anaraki dancer Mark Knoop piano Tom Pauwels guitar Tomma Wessel recorder


Thursday 25

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Ralph van Raat

St Paul’s Hall 5pm Magnus Lindberg: Music for 2 Pianos Klavierstuck 3 Short Pieces Play 1 Twine Jubilees Etude no. 1 Etude no. 2

Produced by supported by Music Center the Netherlands and NFPK+ Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

© Moniek Wegdam

Ralph van Raat piano Maarten van Veen piano

After his masterful recital of Jonathan Harvey’s solo piano pieces at 2009, Dutch virtuoso Ralph van Raat turns his interpretive skills to the keyboard work of the Finnish composer. The stark serialism of 1970s works such as Music For 2 Pianos and Klavierstück gives way to a more vibrant, dramatic sensibility in work from this decade, with nods to Debussy and Messiaen and even touches of Romantic composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninov.

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Thursday 25

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Joëlle Léandre: A tribute to John Cage Lawrence Batley Theatre 7.30pm John Cage A Flower

‘I began playing Cage’s music in the 70s and continued in the States, there was John with his luminous smile. Later, I received a European grant for composers and choreographers. There were eight of us and Dominique Boivin was one of the choreographers. We worked together both morning and evening, did performances and went mushroom hunting on the weekends. John was the cook. He taught me so much about music, about sound, about human beings... Later, he dedicated Ryoanji for double bass and ensemble to me, which I played under the enlightened eyes of Merce Cunningham and Tiny Duchamp.’ Joëlle Léandre Produced by Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

John Cage The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs John Cage Fontana Mix et Aria (voix et bande) Joëlle Léandre Hommage à J. Joëlle Léandre & Dominique Boivin Oaxaca UK Premiere

John Cage Ryoanji Joëlle Léandre double bass Dominique Boivin dancer Jean-Marc Foussat sound Edges Ensemble

(7R)/15 (Where R=Ryoanji), August 1983, pencil on Japanese handmade paper. Courtesy Ray Kass © The John Cage Trust

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A tribute to Arne Nordheim

Phipps Hall 10pm Arne Nordheim: Partitia fur Paul Listen inside outside Polypoly Solitaire

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© Jan Erik Olsen/Scanpix Norway

Mats Claesson electronics Asbjørn Blokkum Flø electronics

A chance to reflect upon the achievements of Norway’s leading contemporary composer, who died in June. The tribute is presented by NOTAM, the Norwegian center for technology in music and art, with Nordheim’s engineer Mats Claesson as well as Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and includes works for violin and piano. The programme also features two electro-acoustic works from 1968 and 1970 – the crystalline Solitaire and Polypoly, six tape loops of varying lengths which would take 102 years to fully repeat.

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Friday 26

November

Text Messages

Local performing arts students present pieces devised during a series of creative workshops with composer Kate Pearson alongside acclaimed vocal improviser Phil Minton. Taking inspiration from spoken text compositions pioneered by American artists such as John Cage and Charles Amirkhanian, pupils have created their own works using spoken, rather than sung, text and chance operations. Produced by Free Event

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Carl Rosman

St Paul’s Hall 1pm Mauricio Kagel Schattenklänge Rebecca Saunders new work (commissioned by Les Amplitudes) World Premiere

Vinko Globokar Voix Instrumentalisée Brian Ferneyhough Time and Motion Study I

Produced by Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

© Klaus Rudolph

Carl Rosman clarinet

Carl Rosman, clarinettist with musikFabrik and ELISION, performs bass clarinet solos from four decades: Brian Ferneyhough’s classic essay in performance energy; Vinko Globokar’s investigation of the bass clarinet without mouthpiece; Mauricio Kagel’s suitably shadowy triptych; and a sneak preview (with kind permission of the festival Les Amplitudes) of a work in progress that reflects the most recent fruits of Rosman’s collaboration with Rebecca Saunders.

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Friday 26

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Plus Minus

A Plus Minus double-portrait concert featuring two of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music; provocative composer/performer Trond Reinholdtsen, and Peter Ablinger, whose work challenges our assumptions about the nature of music, hearing and sound itself. Expect white noise, power-point, conceptual music theatre and some famous voices presented in a way you might never have anticipated. Produced by supported by Music Information Centre Norway and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

© Siegrid Ablinger

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Phipps Hall 4pm Peter Ablinger Instrumente und Rauschen Trond Reinholdsten Concert Music Peter Ablinger selection from Voices and Piano Trond Reinholdsten 13 Music Theatre Pieces Plus Minus


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Arditti Quartet St Paul’s Hall 7.30pm Philippe Manoury New work UK Premiere

Pierluigi Billone Muri IIIb per Federico de Leonardis UK Premiere

Olga Neuwirth In the realms of the unreal UK Premiere

Brian Ferneyhough Quartet No 6 (commissioned by Donaueschingen Musiktage and the BBC for tonight’s concert) UK Premiere

Manoury’s highly anticipated new string quartet is his first since 1977; in contrast Ferneyhough’s sixth quartet work presents ever more complex challenges for his performers to untangle. Billone’s debut in the format explores the textures of the instruments’ lower registers, whilst Olga Neuwirth offers up a surprising change of style with her first quartet for 10 years. Produced by Tickets £19 (£17 concession; £15 online)

© Charlotte Oswald

Arditti Quartet Irvine Arditti violin Ashot Sarkissjan violin Ralf Ehlers viola Lucas Fels cello

The Ardittis return to Huddersfield with a programme of very recent quartets all written for them.

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Low Frequency Orchestra

Bates Mill 10pm

‘Telluric chaos and noise, or architectures of deserted landscapes, accents of underwater explosions, a quasi-constant electric howl and bursts of high-frequency splinters – the Low Frequency Orchesta (LFO) is not about the quiet and the polite. Bass instruments are not limited to their low register, they can play virtually as high as you can only imagine; but with a greater tension, a will to break the limits, the danger. Those used in LFO – bass guitars, double-bass, bass sax, bass clarinets, bass trombone, bass-cello, symphonic bass drums, all enhanced by electronics and the use of electricity – become sort of supra-instruments and their association is less an orchestra in the classical meaning, than a multi-headed entity whose music is similar to the frictions of tectonic plates agitated by slow brownian movements.’ KT Toeplitz Produced by

Pierre-Alexandre Tremblay bass / laptop Thierry Madiot trombone / horns / FX Didier Casamitjana percussion / electronics Victor Nubla bass clarinet / FX Adam Linson double-bass / laptop Ulrich Maiss electric cello / bass / FX Fred Gastard bass saxophone / FX Fred Galiay bass / FX Erik Baron bass / laptop Ulrich Krieger electric bass clarinet / FX

© Kasper Toeplitz

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Kasper Toeplitz bass / laptop / director

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Saturday 27

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Ensemble Klang Turntables, sine waves and comic strips

Phipps Hall 12 noon Matt Wright Totem for Den Haag UK Premiere

Frank Nuyts Sacha UK Premiere

Peter Adriaansz Waves 5 – 7 UK Premiere

Completing this collaboration between , Belgian festival Transit and the Netherlands’ November Music are two new works, Frank Nuyts’ Sacha and Totem for Den Haag by composer, sound artist and turntablist Matthew Wright. Produced by supported by Music Center the Netherlands and NFPK+ Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

© Dorota Walentynowicz

Ensemble Klang

Since its premiere in 2008, Peter Adriaansz’s Waves 5 – 7 has quickly become one of Ensemble Klang’s most requested works. Composed of long, slowly moving tones it explores musical perception, the nature of sound and the passage of time.

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Arditti Quartet: Ole-Henrik Moe

Arditti Quartet’s reputation for innovation and close collaboration continues with three pieces (whose titles translate as Wait, a Little, Longer), by the Norwegian composer-violinist Moe, who joins them as soloist for this concert. Exploring the full spectrum of string sounds, Moe’s collaborations among his compatriots include the ambient musician Deathprod and rock band Motorpsycho, whilst the 2007 double CD of his compositions Ciaccona/3 Persephone Perceptions won Norway’s Grammy equivalent, the Spellemannspris. Produced by supported by Music Information Centre Norway and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ole-Henrik Moe Vent UK Premiere

Litt UK Premiere

Lenger UK Premiere

Arditti Quartet Irvine Arditti violin Ashot Sarkissjan violin Ralf Ehlers viola Lucas Fels cello Ole-Henrik Moe violin

© Philippe Gontier

Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

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Chroma Ensemble in Residence musikFabrik carries the audience off into the world of Composer in Residence Rebecca Saunders, in a unique sonic exploration of Huddersfield Town Hall. Chroma (2003/2010) was premiered in 2003 in the turbine hall of London’s Tate Modern and each performance changes according to its venue. ‘Chroma explores three different key issues: the architecture of the space, the density of the collage in the given acoustic, and the nearness or distance to the different music being performed,’ says Saunders. ‘The 20 modules or soli or ensembles are placed at different positions throughout the space; they are collaged according to a timeline, which is rewritten for each new performance.’ Pre-concert talk 4.15pm Town Hall 5pm Rebecca Saunders Chroma

Tickets £19 (£17 concession; £15 online)

© Klaus Rudolph

musikFabrik

Produced by supported by Réseau Varèse; also supported by Goethe-Institut London

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London Sinfonietta

Bates Mill 7.30pm

Be drawn into the striking soundworlds of solo and chamber music from Xenakis, Lachenmann, Wallin and Sciarrino. From the carefully calculated waveforms of Wallin’s Stream to the complex web of percussion in Xenakis’s Rebonds and the musical miniatures of Curiosity Cabinet this is your journey through the most unusual soundscapes. Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Produced by supported by Music Information Centre Norway and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tickets £19 (£17 concession; £15 online)

Rolf Wallin Stream Iannis Xenakis Rebonds Salvatore Sciarrino Quintettino Rolf Wallin Curiosity Cabinet Helmut Lachenmann Pression Rolf Wallin Appearances London Sinfonietta Baldur Brönnimann conductor

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Lotte Anker

Phipps Hall 10pm Lotte Anker what is this river (co-commissioned and by Wundergrund Festival) UK Premiere

The piece uses fragments of texts by Jorge Louis Borges and Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen, and is a mix of through composed and improvised sections. Co-produced and co-commissioned by and Wundergrund Festival, with support from the Danish Arts Foundation Tickets £10 (£8 concession; £6 online)

© Miriam Nielsen

Lotte Anker saxophones Phil Minton voice Anna Klett clarinet / bass clarinet Garth Knox viola Jesper Egelund bass Fred Frith guitar Chris Cutler percussion Ikue Mori electronics

what is this river deals with – and is inspired by – different states of dreaming/awakeness; the merging in and out of different dreams and realities as well as the overall question of reality itself.

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Sunday 28

November

Family Morning

Come and join the fun at ’s first event dedicated to families and new music! Choose from a range of hands-on creative music and art workshops before joining Pound Shop Boys Barry Russell and Tony Harris for a participatory performance, Radio Chaos. The Pound Shop Boys have set up their own radio station, but during their first broadcast everything goes wrong! Produced by

For children aged 5 – 12 and their grown-ups

© Brian Slater

Tickets £4 each (adults and children), refreshments included

Creative Arts Building 10am – 12.30pm

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musikFabrik

Town Hall 1pm Karlheinz Stockhausen KLANG 21st Hour: Paradies UK Premiere

Rebecca Saunders cinnabar UK Premiere

Karlheinz Stockhausen KLANG 17th Hour: Nebadon UK Premiere

Rebecca Saunders a visible trace UK Premiere

Produced by

supported by Goethe-Institut

Tickets £19 (£17 concession; £15 online)

© Klaus Rudolph

musikFabrik

musikFabrik’s second performance at 2010 features the UK premieres of work by two internationally renowned composers. Rebecca Saunders’ cinnabar and a visible trace are presented alongside two ‘hours’ from Karlheinz Stockhausen’s KLANG cycle. Setting each of the day’s hours as a musical work, the 21 parts of KLANG completed by Stockhausen before his death in 2007 were performed in their entirety for the very first time at this year’s MusikTriennale Cologne. The two ‘hours’ presented here are for horn and electronic music and flute and electronic music.

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New London Chamber Choir & The Raschèr Quartet

St Paul’s Hall 4pm

New London Chamber Choir and the worldrenowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet reveal the provocative combination of choir and saxes in three strongly contrasting works, including UK premieres of two specially commissioned works. Michael Finnissy offers a major new setting of Hölderlin, Peter Adriaansz explores intricate microtonal tunings, and Mauricio Kagel celebrates the saxophone’s miraculous versatility. Co-produced by and November Music supported by Music Center the Netherlands and NFPK+

UK Premiere

Peter Adriaansz new work and November ( Music co-commission) UK Premiere

Mauricio Kagel Les Inventions d’Adolphe Sax UK Premiere

New London Chamber Choir James Weeks director The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

© Brian Slater

Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

Michael Finnissy Gedächtnis-Hymne (NLCC and co-commission)

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Sunday 28

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Sandglasses

Bates Mill 6pm Juste Janulyte Sandglasses UK Premiere

Gaida Ensemble

Produced by

supported by Réseau Varèse

Tickets £15 (£13 concession; £10 online)

© Dmitry Matveyev

Luca Scarzella video artist

Sandglasses takes the metaphor of grains flowing at different rates through a variety of sand timers as the basis for a polytemporal canon in which each part has its own duration and the registers descend as time progresses. The musicians play behind screens, their shadows shifting as the light changes in an imitation of the sand flowing.

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RASKATOV’s

A DOG’S HEART

Based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic satire COMPLICITE and ENO collaborate for the first time in this major new production Director

SIMON McBURNEY 20 Nov – 4 Dec 7 performances only

ts T ic ke n ly o fr o m 6 £1

ENO LIVE AT THE LONDON COLISEUM Watch video trailer at eno.org 0871 911 0200

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School of Arts at Brunel University, West London The leading UK University for new music composers and performers Music at Brunel is delighted to be represented at this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival by two brilliant musicians, the composer Jennifer Walshe and the pianist Sarah Nicolls. Jennifer and Sarah are part of the team of new music specialists, led by composers Christopher Fox and Peter Wiegold, who make up Brunel's Centre for Contemporary Music Practice. Brunel offers postgraduate students a rich musical environment, including opportunities to work with associate artists such as Piano Circus and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Applications are invited for MMus/MA Twenty-First-Century Music. For further details of our MMus/MA, PhD and BA/BMus programmes visit out website.

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London / Basingstoke / Oxford Aberystwyth / Newport / Leeds / Mold Edinburgh / Manchester 15 September – 17 November Music Theatre Wales Autumn Tour 2010

Full tour details: musictheatrewales.org.uk

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Autumn season highlights

30 Sep, 7.30pm £12 Plaid & the Southbank Gamelan Players Warp label’s foremost laptop wizards blend their trademark sound with the hypnotic textures of an entire gamelan orchestra.

Howard Assembly Room at Opera North

Making connections between the classical and the contemporary 14 Oct 7.30pm £12.50 Murcof and Francesco Tristano ‘Listen to it and you’re immersed in a world of deep reverberations that seem to come from a distant underwater cathedral. This is mesmerizing.’ The Guardian

15 Oct, 7.45pm £12.50 LBT Huddersfield: 26 Oct, 7.30pm The Gypsy Bible Alasdair Middleton and Joe Townsend bring the story of the violin to life through dark tales and evocative folk rhythms. An Opera North commission.

Music Performance Film Words For further information, videos and music clips visit:

www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk Box Office: 0844 848 2727 28 Oct, 8.00pm £12.50 Music Theatre Wales: In the Penal Colony The UK premiere production of Philip Glass’s compulsive pocket opera for two singers and a string quintet, based on Kafka’s haunting short story.

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Thu 18

Composer Masterclass: Jennifer Walshe

1pm

Creative Arts Building

Fri 19 1 2

Composer Masterclass: Howard Skempton Ear Training Composer Masterclass: Rebecca Saunders Every Day is a Good Day: Exhibition Opening Edges Ensemble Interzone UK Quatuor Bozzini E

9am 12 noon 1pm 4pm 5pm 7.30pm 10.30pm

Castle Hill Suite Huddersfield Railway Station Castle Hill Suite Huddersfield Art Gallery Huddersfield Art Gallery Bates Mill St Paul’s Hall

Sat 20 3 4 5 6 7

Mapping Music Philip Thomas Rhodri Davies / Michael Duch / John Tilbury Ensemble Resonanz UK W Oscillare W UK Pre-concert talk: Rebecca Saunders 1 ensemble recherche UK Fitkin

10am 12 noon – 12 Midnight 1pm 3pm 5pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 10.30pm

Huddersfield Art Gallery Huddersfield Art Gallery St Paul’s Hall Bates Mill Lawrence Batley Theatre St Paul’s Hall St Paul’s Hall Bates Mill

Sun 21 8 9 10 11 12

Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 parts Jakob Kullberg UK W Noszferatu XL with Howard Skempton W Pre-concert talk: Graham Fitkin Ensemble 10/10 W Kantrimiusik Nyman / Eno

7.30am 12noon 2pm 4pm 5pm 7.30pm 10pm

Yorkshire Sculpture Park St Paul’s Hall Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall Creative Arts Building, CAM G/01 St Paul’s Hall Lawrence Batley Theatre Bates Mill

Mon 22

shorts W In every dream home, a heartache Nieuw Ensemble: New Voices W Oceans of Silver and Blood & the New String Theory & Claudia Molitor

12noon – 5pm 6pm 7.30pm 10pm

Various Bryam Arcade, Worksetting St Paul’s Hall Bates Mill

Tue 23 13 14 15 16

ELISION UK W l’hiver monastique E Pre-concert talk: Entropic Song Meditations Schumann: Entropic Song Meditations UK DEVIATION UK W

1pm 4pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 10pm

St Paul’s Hall St Thomas’ Church Bates Mill Bates Mill Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall

Wed 24  17 18 19

Sculpting Sounds in Space Gareth Davis UK W Apartment House empreintes DIGITALes @ 20: cinema for the ears UK Take the Cage Train empreintes DIGITALes @ 20: music for dark spaces W

11am 1pm 2.15pm 5pm 7.30pm 10pm

Creative Arts Building, CAM G/01 St Paul’s Hall Huddersfield Art Gallery Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall Huddersfield Railway Station Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall

Thu 25 20 21 22 23

The Letter Piece Company Oslo – Warsaw talk Ralph van Raat Joëlle Léandre: A tribute to John Cage A tribute to Arne Nordheim

1pm 3.30pm 5pm 7.30pm 10pm

St Paul’s Hall Creative Arts Building, CAM G/01 St Paul’s Hall Lawrence Batley Theatre Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall

Fri 26 24 25 26 27

Text Messages Carl Rosman Plus Minus Arditti Quartet: Brian Ferneyhough Low Frequency Orchestra

11am 1pm 4pm 7.30pm 10pm

Huddersfield Art Gallery St Paul’s Hall Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall St Paul’s Hall Bates Mill

Sat 27 28 29 30 31 32

Ensemble Klang UK Arditti Quartet: Ole-Henrik Moe UK Pre-concert talk: Rebecca Saunders 2 Chroma Pre-concert talk: Rolf Wallin London Sinfonietta Lotte Anker UK

12noon 3pm 4.15pm 5pm 6.45pm 7.30pm 10pm

Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall St Paul’s Hall Town Hall Town Hall Bates Mill Bates Mill Creative Arts Building, Phipps Hall

Sun 28 33 34 35

Family Morning musikFabrik UK New London Chamber Choir & The Raschèr Quartet Sandglasses UK

10am 1pm 4pm 6pm

Creative Arts Building Town Hall St Paul’s Hall Bates Mill

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ENTRANCE

BM

Bates Mill

MC

The Media Centre

CAB

Creative Arts Building

SPH

St Paul's Hall

Phipps Hall & Atrium

STC

St Thomas’ Church

HAG

Huddersfield Art Gallery

TH

Town Hall

LBT

Lawrence Batley Theatre

W

worksetting, Byram Arcade

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