Date: Fri 31st January
Venue: CLF Arts Cafe (133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST) Third Floor
Date: Wed 18th March, 2020
Venue:Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff (CF10 3EB)
Riot Ensemble workshop new pieces from Cardiff University postgraduate composers written for Bass Clarinet, Soprano, Viola, Cello, and Harp.
Date: Sun 3rd Nov, 2019
Venue: ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
From their new album Speak, Be Silent, Riot Ensemble perform Rebecca Saunders’ Stirrings Still III which continues her longstanding fascination with the writings of Samuel Beckett, sharing its title with Beckett’s final work of prose. Through its fragile and haunting soundworld, the piece’s brittle textures and distant keening explore minute musical activities on the edge of extinction.
Alongside this Laurence Osborn’s Ctrl which was premiered by Riot Ensemble at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2017. Ctrl is a three movement song-cycle about masculinity written from the fragmented perspective of a male character and sung by a female singer.
Date: Thu 23rd May, 2019
Venue: St John’s Waterloo, London
The Riot Ensemble will be working side-by-side with Southbank Sinfonia in a workshop exploring new music and extended techniques as part of Southbank Sinfonia’s orchestral academy experience.
Date: Mon 8th Apr, 2019
Venue: Crypt on the Green, Saint James Church (EC1R 0EA)
Join us the evening of April 8th to celebrate the release of Speak, be Silent, our latest CD, out on HCR/NMC Recordings. Riot Ensemble artists will play solo works by each of the composers represented on the CD: Rebecca Saunders, Liza Lim, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Mirela Ivičevič, and Chaya Czernowin. In lieu of tickets we will collect funds to support Play for Progress, a charity that delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes for traumatised and socially isolated unaccompanied minor refugees.
Date: Thu 11th & Fri 12th Apr, 2019
Venue: Zagreb, Croatia
Riot Ensemble make their first ever trip to Croatia to take part in the Music Biennale Zagreb – an international festival of contemporary music. We will be working with composers from all across Europe in a series of workshops of new pieces written specially for the festival.
Date: Sat 30th Mar, 2019
Venue: City, University of London (EC1V 4PB)