hcmf// 2016: Friday 18 – Sunday 27 November 2016

The UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2016 will include new works from Jennifer Walshe, Rebecca Saunders and Enno Poppe.

The 39th edition of the festival, which will take place 18 – 27 November 2016, will also feature three UK premieres by composer-in-residence Georg Friedrich Haas.

The opening weekend includes the premiere of Claudia Molitor’s hour-long Walking with Partch, written for the composer’s micro-tonal instruments and performed by Ensemble Musikfabrik.

Ensemble Musikfabrik, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Resonanz, Arditti Quartet and Quatuor Diotima will be among those giving concerts, and soloists will include Peter Brötzmann, Elliott Sharp, Gareth Davis and Richard Uttley.​

hcmf// is an annual, international festival of contemporary and new music, taking place over 10 days and 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.

More info: http://hcmf.co.uk/​