HCMF// 2015 - 20 to 29 November 2015

Opening on Friday 20 November, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2015 is set to continue bringing the very best contemporary music to Huddersfield - and tickets for the full programme are now on sale!

The 38th hcmf// promises a programme filled with cutting-edge music from a host of leading international composers and performers, including Composer in Residence Jürg Frey, Klangforum Wien, AMM, George Lewis, Zbigniew Karkowski, La Monte Young, Apartment House, Jagoda Szmytka, the Arditti Quartet, Jakob Ullmann, The Riot Ensemble, Maja S K Ratkje and the London Sinfonietta amongst others.

View the full hcmf// 2015 programme here

From Mexico to the USA and Québec, from Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Luxemburg and France, ensembles, quartets and soloists are travelling to perform at hcmf// this year - not counting, of course, favourites and newcomers from the UK!

Austrian supergroup Klangforum Wien make a welcome return to Huddersfield to open hcmf// 2015 with a rich programme of UK Premieres by European composers Pierluigi Billone (Italy), Agata Zubel (Poland), Beat Furrer (Switzerland) and Peter Jakober (Austria), while the Festival closes with a remarkable reunion - the first appearance in a decade of the classic line-up of pianist John Tilbury, drummer Eddie Prévost and guitarist Keith Rowe, celebrating the 50th anniversary of AMM.

The act of listening - whether it be to the wide, quiet sound spaces of ‘Wandelweiser' composer Jürg Frey, the extreme registers of noise artist Zbigniew Karkowski or the idea of listening as a political force - emerges as pervasive underlying theme in at this year's Festival, which also boasts a total of 25 world and 79 UK premieres - including freshly-minted works by Jürg Frey, Jakob Ullmann, Naomi Pinnock, Francisco Coll, Jonty Harrison, Maura Lanza and Øyvind Torvund.

As always, demand is expected to be high for many of these events so please do book early to avoid any disappointment. Early bird tickets are available (online only) until Monday 19 October (or earlier if limits are reached before that date) - but these are strictly limited and are already selling out fast!

Tickets for this year's Festival can be bought online here or you can contact the Box Office by telephone on 01484 430528.

With so much going on, why limit yourself? Enjoy the full Festival with a Festival Saver ticket.