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Ann Cleare at Huddersfield and in Europe

Ann Cleare’s work the square of yellow light that is your window will receive its UK premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on Saturday, November 25th. Written for saxophone, piano, percussion, and electric guitar, Ensemble Nikel have previously presented this piece at Adevantgarde Festival in Munich, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik in Austria, and will also be performing it at Ultraschall FestivalBerlin in January 2018. The piece will be recorded for broadcast on BBC radio next year.

Other recent works of Ann Cleare have also received European festival exposure this Autumn season: Yarn/Wire presenting the piano/percussion quartet I should live in wires for leaving you behind at Transit Festival, Belgium and at Rainy Days Festival, Luxembourg; ensemble mosaik touring ore for clarinet and string trio to Trattorie Festival, Italy and to Kunstraum and Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Germany; Crash Ensemble bringing the string quintet fiáin to GAIDA, Lithuania and to CrashLands, Ireland.

See an excerpt of Nikel’s performance of the square of yellow light that is your window from their November 16th concert in Austria here:

 

  • York students collaborate on Bollywood Jazz Project

    PhD students Beau Stocker, James Cave and Ben Eyes have collaborated with professional singer Supriya Nagarajan and musician Matt Redman on a world music project that brings together classical Bollywood themes and jazz music.  The project, backed by the Arts Council, has been devised by Supriya to bring Bollywood music to a new audience and has recently completed a successful UK tour with an international tour to follow.

  • Quatuor Diotima in residence

    Ensemble-in-association Quatour Diotima have been working with undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of their residency in the Music Department.

  • Thomas Simaku – World Premiere on BBC Radio 3

    Thomas Simaku’s new work, ‘The Scream’ for 34 solo strings, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Monday 20th November 2017.

  • Ann Cleare Australian premiere.

     

    Ann Cleare’s new piece surface station #2: the relighting of the sun receives its Australian premiere in Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival on October 28th, and from there will tour to venues in Sydney and Melbourne on November 1st and November 2nd.

  • Thomas Simaku – World Premiere in Prague

    Thomas Simaku’s work for solo piano, raggio lunare, will receive its world premiere at the Academy of Performing Arts, Martinu Hall, in Prague on 4 November 2017.

  • James Williamson’s Fault-Klang for solo bass clarinet

    James Williamson’s Fault-Klang for solo bass clarinet will be performed by Psappha ensemble in their 2017/2018 concert season.