Performances of Herma

Beyond Xenakis

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

13:00, Friday 25 November 2011
St Paul’s Hall
Queensgate
HD1 2RD Huddersfield Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Xenakis produced four mature works for solo piano, three of which feature in this recital: the “symbolic” music of Herma, through the expansive, chaotic Mists, to his brief tribute to Ravel. Prins (external link)’ new work for piano, midi-keyboard and video projection forces a rethink of reality, while Kreidler (external link) fills the hall with multiple transformed instruments and Ablinger (external link)’s transparent lines define their own listening space.

Book via the hcmf// website (external link).

Iannis Xenakis Herma 196110
Johannes Kreidler Klavierstück 5 200512
Iannis Xenakis Mists 198012
Stefan Prins Piano Hero #1 20119
Stefan Prins Piano Hero #2 2011, rev 2012*6
Peter Ablinger 6 Linien 20046
Iannis Xenakis à R. (Hommage à Ravel) 19873
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first performance
first performance in The United Kingdom