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hcmf - Huddersfield contemporary music festival

 
hcmf// team
Graham McKenzie Artistic Director
Nikki Cassidy Executive Producer
Roisin Hughes Festival Manager
Sarah McWatt Learning & Participation Officer
Sheralyn Bonner Marketing Director & Regional PR Manager
Faith Wilson National PR Manager
Adam Long Technical Director
hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, over 10 days consisting of approximately 50 events, including concerts, music-theatre, dance, multi-media, talks and film, with a related Learning and Participation programme devised and implemented to reflect the artistic programme and respond to regional need. 
hcmf// aims to provide life-changing and unique artistic experiences to as wide an audience as possible; to be an international platform for new music and related contemporary art forms in Britain; to enthuse existing audiences and draw in new ones through adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation and to be an active cultural partner within the region.
Festival Facts:

  • 30 years of consistent success & world-wide recognition
  • 10 packed days in November presenting up to 7 events per day 
  • In 2007, the BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now devoted all of its December programming to the Festival (approx 90,000 radio audience)
  • Presents performances of live cutting edge music within a diversity of events and experiences
  • Commissions and programmes around 10 works each year
  • Has presented 381 world premieres and 813 UK premieres with more planned for the future
  • Provides an opportunity for second performances of works
  • Presents an opportunity for international performers to be heard in the UK
  • Is a platform for numerous debut artists
  • Has been an employer for lots of composers and performers in the early stages of their careers
  • Has involved over 5,745 individuals in 50 different projects since 1991 as part of its education programme
  • Generates substantial media & press coverage - regional, national and international
  • Hosted BBC2 Culture Show in 2004 (1.3 million TV audience, 5 million reach)
call for hcmf// shorts 2014  on Mon, 26/05/2014 - 12:20  PDF version
Perform at the UK's leading festival of new music hcmf// shorts is a series of short informal performances which this year will take place all day on Monday 24 November 2014 in various venues across Huddersfield. hcmf// shorts provides emerging artists with a valuable platform to perform...
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - 15-24 November 2013  on Thu, 14/11/2013 - 18:15  PDF version
The full programme for this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has been revealed, with tickets for all events now on sale and online earlybird discounts still available for a limited time.   A whole day dedicated to John Zorn, premieres of works by Brian...
check out the hcmf// sampler  on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:39  PDF version
Here's something that we're really excited to be able to share with you. We teamed up with record label NMC to curate a special hcmf// sampler which you can buy from iTunes for the very reasonable sum of £2.49. Not only that, hcmf// Artistic Director, Graham McKenzie, has...
tickets selling fast - book now to avoid disappointment  on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:35  PDF version
With just two weeks to go till hcmf// 2012, tickets are selling fast and we’re starting to run low on availability for certain events. If any of the concerts below are on your wish list, we recommend that you book soon! Arditti Quartet Nicolas Hodges Heather Roche: Clarinet...
LJF Reviews: Financial Times  on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 15:34  PDF version
Bozzini Quartet & hcmf// Composer's Kitchen 2013 - 9th edition Invitation to composers The Workshops Montreal, Canada: Sunday 21 April to Saturday 27 April 2013 Huddersfield, UK: 15 - 24 November 2013 (exact dates to be confirmed) The Bozzini Quartet (Montreal)...