Soprano Juliet Fraser joins Ensemble Musikfabrik and conductor Enno Poppe for the UK premiere of Rebecca Saunders’ Yes at Huddersfield Contempoary Music Festival. Inspired by the monologue that concludes James Joyce’s Ulysses, Yes opens this year’s festival on 16 November with the spatial composition taking over Huddersfield Town Hall.
Soloists from Musikfabrik will then perform the UK premieres of Saunders’ Aether (for bass clarinet duo) and dust (for solo percussion) on 18 November at St Paul’s Hall.
On 17 November, Duo Gelland give a rare performance of James Dillon’s Traumwerk Book I in a lunchtime concert. Dillon, a favourite of hcmf//, has two new works the following week on 25 November, with the UK and World premieres of his String Quartets No.8 and No.9 respectively. The festival audience will also hear the UK premiere of Clara Iannotta’s dead wasps in the jam-jar (iii) in the same concert, presented by the Arditti Quartet.