At Club Inégales on Friday 24th January. Bar open from 7pm, music in two sets from 8pm. We take a look back at where a number of today’s most exciting composers began, with first pieces from Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Adès, Amy Beth Kirsten, Luciano Berio, Richard Causton and Joanna Lee. We’ll also have additional wind quintets by Harrison Birtwistle and Alastair Putt.
The Riot Ensemble kicks off a new series of contemporary music at The Forge in Camden. The first half of this concert, starting at 7.30pm on 5th February, features CHROMA – while the Riot Ensemble brings you a second half of extremely low notes from Scott Lygate, Amy Beth Kirsten, Martijn Padding, Chris Mayo and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. All five pieces are World or UK premieres and the ensembles include 5 Bass Clarinets, 5 Bassoons, 4 Trombones and tenor.
Near the one-year anniversary of his death, The Riot Ensemble brings you Henri Dutilleux’s Les Citations for Harpischord, Oboe, Double Bass and Percussion. Presented along Dutilleux’s masterwork, we have commissioned an array of international composers from across the globe to write for the same lineup of instruments (with an additional soprano in two of the works).
These new pieces will come from Jose Manuel Serrano (Argentina), Jenna Lyle (USA), Arne Gieshoff (UK), Chris Roe (UK) and Drew Schnurr (USA). The concert will also feature a short piece for Doublebass and Soprano by The Riot Ensemble’s 2014 Composer in Residence Amy Beth Kirsten.