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Georg Friedrich Haas

The UK premiere of Solstices by Austrian spectral composer Georg Friedrich Haas, in a performance by the Riot Ensemble.

Robert Worby presents the UK premiere of Solstices by the Austrian spectral composer Georg Friedrich Haas, in a performance by the Riot Ensemble recorded at the Royal Academy of Music in London in January. The group's artistic director Aaron Holloway-Nahum reflects on the challenges facing his musicians in playing this long-form piece from memory and, as the score dictates, in total darkness. Our Sound of the Week tonight comes from Icelandic composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson exploring the qualities of electric guitar feedback, and we end with spectral music of the electronic kind from Jean-Claude Risset, his work Songes, composed 40 years ago in 1979.

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