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Episode 3

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 17 December 2011

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduce further highlights from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, including the UK premiere of James Dillon's String Quartet No.6. Apartment House perform Christian Marclay's Graffiti Composition, the result of posting thousands of sheets of blank manuscript paper on the streets of Berlin in 1996; and Switzerland's basel sinfonietta perform Tim Parkinson's Orchestra Piece, part of a concert programme inspired by the work of Cornelius Cardew's Scratch Orchestra of the early 1970s.

And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, original Scratch Orchestra member Howard Skempton recalls his moment of epiphany on encountering Morton Feldman's Extensions 3 for piano. With commentary from music writer Paul Griffiths and excerpts from an archive interview with the composer himself.

Christian Marclay: Graffiti Composition
Apartment House

James Dillon: String Quartet No.6
Quatuor Diotima

Morton Feldman: Extensions 3
John Tilbury (piano)

Tim Parkinson: Orchestra Piece
basel sinfonietta.

  • Apartment House perform Graffiti Compositions

    Apartment House perform Graffiti Compositions

    (c) Brian Slater

    Apartment House


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