Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduce the final programme of highlights from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012. The last of five editions of Hear and Now featuring music from hcmf// 2012 focuses on the festival's truly international scope, contrasting works by Scandinavian composers Hans Abrahamsen and Maja Ratkje and music from the Irish Crash Ensemble including American composer Glenn Branca.
Hans Abrahamsen String Quartet No. 4 (UK premiere) (2012)
Maja S K Ratkje And Sing While Thou On Pressed Flowers Dost Sleep (2012) (World premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy Streetwalker
Gerard Pesson Cassation
Sam Hayden surface / tension (2012) (World premiere)
Glenn Branca Thought (hcmf// co-commission) UK Premiere