21st Nov

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.

Wednesday 21st November / 9.30pm – 11pm at Magic Rock Tap

Ensemble Klang

Matthew Wright turntables / electronics

Matthew Wright Fast Gold Butterflies UK Premiere
Pete Harden Berlin Bells UK Premiere
Matthew Wright Cold Highlife World Premiere
Pete Harden Guiyu Guitars Upstream UK Premiere
Pete Harden Forming a petal from a piece of metal UK Premiere
Matthew Wright Fast Gold Butterflies UK Premiere
Pete Harden Steel Wounds & Beaten Sounds UK Premiere
Matthew Wright Entanglement Laws UK Premiere

Netherlands-based Ensemble Klang strive to keep sound from finding a shape, making sure it never stagnates into one single style. A virtuosic group with curatorial interests – they work closely with composers, and also run their own label – they here join forces with composer and sound artist Matt Wright. With compositions for acoustic and electronic instrumentation, Wright threads together his work as a composer with hours spent moonlighting at clubs. Alongside his pieces, the ensemble deliver likeminded music from member Pete Harden. An artist whose music links together natural and mechanical ecosystems, Harden’s piece Guiyu Guitars becomes its own setting, his instruments hanging on venue walls in a performed sound installation.

Produced by hcmf// supported by Dutch Performing Arts; also supported by the City of Hague with thanks to Canterbury Christ Church University, Extra Normal Records & Little Brown Book Group (on behalf of Iain Banks)

This event will finish at approximately 11pm.

Tickets £12 (£9 concession) purchase here

Photo: Ensemble Klang © Dorota Walentynowicz

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