hcmf// The 2014 Harvest

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Just in case you don’t know, “hcmf” is the abbreviation for Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. One of the most important contemporary music festivals in Europe, and probably the world… It is, in any case, the big event for classical contemporary music composers, performers and fans to gather in the north of England and enjoy 10 days of intense music making by both acknowledged experts and professionals, as well as the up-and-coming.

As every year, there are many events to chose from including workshops, concerts, presentations and pedagogical happenings. Brunel will be present throughout the festival, starting this Tuesday with the UK premiere of Widerstehen by Christopher Fox where he will perform and give a post-concert talk. A series of workshops — called Composers Kitchen — with young composers mentored by Jennifer Walshe will be held between the 25th and the 28th with the Quatuor Bozzini as main ingredient… And as part of the Next Wave event on the 27th, Sarah Nicolls will be on her inside-out piano and Brunel PhD student Paul McGuire will have his new work, Panels, performed.

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