3rd December _______________________
Music of the Up Bow
IABF Centre, M1 5BY
After their performance of Abrahamsen’s Schnee in June, ACM Ensemble invites its audience to a further exploration of the subtle and delicate sounds of Danish contemporary music. Along with commissions from two emerging British composers, the program represents Danes from three generations, concluding with the UK premiere of Steen-Andersen’s strikingly original masterpiece Amid.
STEEN-ANDERSEN – Rerendered
SORENSEN – The Hill of the Heartless Giant
SORENSEN – Angelus Waltz
FUTERS -windows and doors: Denmark (1) (ACM Commission)
BAGGER – Propior Deo
CURINGTON – Flute, Clarinet and Violin Nos. 1-3
STEEN-ANDERSEN – Amid (UK Premiere)
ACM Ensemble is a young and dynamic contemporary music group committed to performing some of the most iconic yet rarely performed works by international composers from the last few decades.
5th December _______________________
RNCM concert hall, Manchester
new music ensemble/ electronics works from
AARON PARKER/ TOM ROSE/ JACK SHEEN/ LAURIE TOMPKINS.
TOR ARNESEN/DAVE BAINBRIDGE/HILLARY BALL/GEORGE BONE/MARIA CHYBOWSKA/DAVID CURINGTON/JONATHAN GUY/ANNIE HASTON/BLAIZE HENRY/RICHARD ION/BRUCE JEFFERIES/ALICE KIRWAN/WILL MINTY/MIRIAM RINTELEN/ABEL SELAOCOE/JENNA THACKRAY/JACK TINKER/OTTO WILLBERG/LAURA WILSON
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12th December – International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY._____________________
Df presents a whole new programme and the debut of our new pianist, Kate Ledger.
Daniel Bilkhorn (AU)
Anthozoa – tape
Ray Evanoff (US)
A series of postures – piano
Andrea Sarto (ITALY)
Come frecce nella tua mano – viola and electronics
Milica Djordjevic (SERBIA)
Fail – cello and electronics
Clara Ianotta (ITALY)
Ill colore dell’ ombra – violin, cello, piano
Ben Isaacs (UK)
Too expanding – piano
Georges Aperghis (FRANCE)
Rasch – violin and viola
The Luc Ferrari Piece
Founded by composers Mauricio Pauly and Sam Salem, Distractfold presents innovative new music by early-career composers alongside current works by established composers. Our carefully curated programmes include instrumental and mixed works alongside acousmatic pieces diffused via multiple speakers. The group’s home base is in Manchester but its members live across the UK and Europe.
17th December _______________________
A Christmas Special featuring hand picked new music miniatures by established and younger generation composers. Informally staged and performed by the following decorated musicians.
David Curington – Composer/oboe
Lekker Wind Quintet
Emma Lloyd – Violin
Holly Melia – Flute
Performing a varied selctions of works by living composers:
Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Maxwell Davies, Elliot Carter, Erkki-Sven Tuur, David Curington, David Wishart, Laurence Thompkins, Ben Gaunt & others.
14th February _______________________
Northern Arcs series #1
Programme will feature world premieres of Trio Atem commissions by composers Larry Goves and Scott Wilson, plus a new work for solo voice by Nina Whiteman.
Thursday 14 February 1.10pm (FREE)
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL