Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to Feature Ann Cleare Portrait Concert

Ann Cleare

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to Feature Ann Cleare Portrait Concert

Riot Ensemble to perform recent chamber works on opening night; Hanna Hartman announced as festival Composer in Residence.
 

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), which this year takes place from 15 to 24 November, will feature a portrait concert of Irish composer Ann Cleare on the opening night.

Cleare was recently announced as one of the three winners of the 2019 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize and is the first Irish recipient of the award.

The concert at HCMF will be given by London-based Riot Ensemble at the Town Hall. They will perform a number of recent chamber works by Cleare, including on magnetic fields, teeth of light, tongue of waves (European premiere) and eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons) (UK premiere). The concert will also feature contrabass flute soloist Richard Craig.

Composer in residence
Swedish sound artist, composer and performer Hanna Hartman has been announced as this year’s Composer in Residence at HCMF.  Hartman begins her residency with a solo concert at Bates Mill Blending Shed (17 November) comprising the world premiere of a 40-minute solo work commissioned by the festival, and HEAT, the avant-premiere of a new electro-acoustic piece commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

For further details, visit https://hcmf.co.uk.

 
 

Published on 4 October 2019

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