Aaron Holloway-Nahum conductor The Riot Ensemble
Georg Friedrich Haas Solstices
The UK premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s new 70-minute piece, Solstices, performed by The Riot Ensemble. Dedicated to Haas’s wife Mollena, the work is performed entirely from memory in darkness. The music requires a process of deep listening from the musicians, who slowly tune a series of overtone chords before the piece breaks out into a variety of musical games and interactions. Co-commissioned by The Riot Ensemble, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, November Music and Reykjavík Dark Music Days.
This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.