Huddersfield: a festival of new and experimental music

Halfway between Leeds and Manchester lies the old market town Huddersfield and in one week from now Huddersfield will host UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music. For ten whole days Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival will become a giant shell and this year “learning and participation” is at the core of HCMF.

The programme for this year’s festival is remarkable and filled with classical, improvisational, electrical music and noises in its many forms. Edition·S–music¬sound¬art are excited to have two of our talented composers on the programme – Simon Steen-Andersen and Jexper Holmen.

On the second evening of HCMF, the UK-premiere of Simon Steen-Andersen’s piece Black Box Music will be performed by the Oslo Sinfonietta. This is a long waited performance and the piece is exploring and challenging the stage as an instrument. Yet two more performances by Simon are on the programme, the piece String Quartet no.2, which will be performed by  Bozzizini Quartetand Im Rauschen performed by ensemble recherche.

More awaits us when Jexper Holmen’s piece the The Prophecy will be performed on November 19 by Frode Andersen and Monty Adkins, the piece is for accordion and electronics and infusing with his trademark of murkiness.

We are very much looking forward to these performances and to the entire festival to provide us with lots of inspiration and a life changing experience. Find us there and get a present!

Simon Steen-Andersen
Black Box Music
November 17 at Bates Mill at 8pm
String Quartet #2
November 22 at St. Paul’s Hall at 7.30 pm
Im Rauschen
November 24 at St. Paul’s hall at 3 pm

Jexper Holmen
The Prophecy
November 19 at Phipps Hall at 11 pm

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