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With Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietch. With George Lewis's opera Afterword, plus works by Jurg Frey, Jonty Harrison and Karen Rehnqvist and a performance by Klangforum Wien.

Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch continue coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a broadcast of American composer and improviser George Lewis's opera Afterword, which celebrates the work of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a pioneering collective of musicians that took root in Chicago in 1965.

And as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, a recording of Karen Rehnqvisst's Arktis Arktis!, the Swedish composer's orchestral ode to the Arctic inspired by a polar expedition in 1999.

George Lewis: Afterword
Joelle Lamarre (soprano)
Julian Terrell Otis (tenor)
Gwendolyn Brown (contralto)
International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer (conductor)

Recorded at the Lawrence Batley Theatre last month.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Lewis

    Afterword - Act 1

    Singer: Joelle Lamarre. Singer: Gwendolyn Brown. Singer: Julian Terrell Otis. Conductor: David Fulmer. Orchestra: International Contemporary Ensemble.
  • George Lewis

    Afterword - Act 2

    Singer: Joelle Lamarre. Singer: Gwendolyn Brown. Singer: Julian Terrell Otis. Conductor: David Fulmer. Orchestra: International Contemporary Ensemble.
  • Karin Rehnqvist

    Arktis Arktis!

    Conductor: John Storgårds. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.

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