Date: Thur 24th Oct, 2019
Venue: Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester, M13 9PL
Cost: Free | Find out more here
Revolving around the Bass Clarinet and its massive expressive and dynamic range, this chamber concert features four members of Riot Ensemble’s Artistic Board in music that is every bit as wild as it is intimate.
The bombastic duo’s for Bass Clarinet and Saxophone from American composers Lee Hyla and Marc Mellits are paired with European musing Oi Kuu (for a moon) from Kaija Saariaho and Thierry Pécou’s amorphous Manoa.
Date: Mon 25th Nov, 2019
Venue: Music Room, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (L1 9BP)
Date: Mon 17th Sept, 2018
Venue: Kings Place, Hall Two
Built around two of Philip Venables most exciting chamber pieces (Illusions and numbers 91-95) this concert also features our first performance of Sarah Nemstov (Central Park / Manhattan), Lee Hyla’s raucous We Speak Etruscan (a piece that imagines a new (fake) language, spoken by a heavily amplified bass clarinet and baritone saxophone) and Helga Arias Parra’s meditative Incipit. Dwelling on memory and our shared histories, Helga’s piece expands from a quote of Pergolesi that is only heard properly in the dying moments of the work.
Date: Wed 11th April, 2018
Venue: Pakkahuone, Finland
Live BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Lee Hyla’s We Speak Etruscan from Kings Place, London. 17.09.18
In conjunction with Sonic Imperfections as part of the Telegraph Hill Festival
Date: Friday 18th March
Venue: St. Catherine’s Church
After giving the UK Premiere at the 2015 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, we’re bringing Lee Hyla’s masterwork My Life on the Plains to London on a fantastic evening of music shared with Gold Vox, Matthew Shaw, and Charles Hayward with Laura Cannell.
Date: Friday 20th November
Venue: Blending Shed at Bates Mill, Huddersfield
We are absolutely thrilled to make our HCMF debut with the wild and bizarre worlds of Jagoda Szmytka, Samantha Fernando & Lee Hyla. The concert includes UK premieres of Szmytka’s Game Boy and Empty Music, along with Hyla’s 30-minute retrospective My Life on the Plains. Samantha has created a new version of her piece Positive/Negative Space especially for this concert. All of the music is deeply personal & characterful, and the concert will be ‘guided’ by an audio tour created by Szmytka especially for the night.