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G O E S K L A N G K A R L H E I N z Stockhausen, Olivier Messiaen and Dutch minimalist Louis Andriesson are among the composers featured at this year's Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, which takes place from 18-27 November. Stockhausen, celebrating his 60th birthday year, will be present to direct 20 of his major works, including MichaeI's Journq (20 November); Kontrapunkte, Gesang Der Junglinge, Trlenrusik , X i (21); Zyklur, Kontakte, Harlekin (22); Sternklang (23). Messiaen's organ music, as well as many of his bird-inspired pieces (including the Catalogue D' Oiseaux), will also be a special festival feature, in honour of the maestro's 80th birthday in December. Other composers present at the festival to direct or attend performances of their work will include Judith Weir, Isang Yun, Kaija Saariaho, Gavin Bryan, Murray Schaffer and Ge Gan-Ru. Full details from 0484 22288.
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T O U R S T H E J A z z Warriors and electro-acoustic chamber group Metanoia begin the new season of Contemporary Music Network tours this month: The 20-piece Warriors, who will be presenting a special "Homage To Joe Harriott" in honour of the great Jamaican altoist, visit London Queen Elizabeth Hall (October 5); Brighton Gardner Arts Centre (6); Nottingham Albert Hall (7); Birmingham Adrian Boult Hall (8); Southampton Nuffield Theatre (9); Cardiff St David'sHall ( l l); Manchester Royal Northern College (12); Liverpool Philharmonic Ha11 (13); Norwich University of East Anglia (14); Leeds Astoria (15); Leicester
Haymarket Theatre (16); Newcastle Gateshead Leisure Centre (17); Sheffield Nelson Mandela Hall (18); York Central Hall (19); Durham Dunelm House (21); Canterbury Festival (22); Coventry University of Warwick Arts Centre (23).
The seven-piece Metanoia will be taking their programme of pieces by contemporary British composers t o London Purcell Room ( l 9 October); Northampton Nene College (21); Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre (25); Birmingham Barber Institute (26); Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre (27); Bath Newton Park (2 November); Keele University (3). Details from CMN, 01 629 9495.
T H E T E N - D A Y R E l C H M I N I M A L I S T composer Steve Reich plays a special series of six concerts at London's South Bank Centre between 23 October and 2 November. Reich will be performing with his own Musicians group and, at some concerts, with the London Symphony Orchestra, the vocal group Circle and the Kronos string quartet. Pieces to be played are Six Pianos, NW! York Counterpoint, Music For 18 Musicians (23 October); various shorter pieces (25); Tebillinr ,Desert Music (27); Three Moven~ents,Eight Lines, The Four Sections (29); Drumming (30); Six Marinibas, Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ, Different Trains (Quartet Version) (2 November). Details from the RFH, 01 928 3002.
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P E R I L T W o W I R E contributors are running weekly evening classes in the history of jazz this autumn. In Edinburgh, Kenny Mathieson will teach a course that begins on 11
October (call Edinburgh University Extra-Mural Dept, 031 667 1011 for further info); while in Sheffield, tutor Andy Hamilton will be receiving apples and handing out detentions from 4 October (details from Sheffield University Division of Continuing Education, 0742 768555).
S I X O F T H E B E S T H A L F A dozen young Sheffield bands - including Hornweb and the Paul Reid Sextet - are recording their own LP. The record, organised by Radio Hallam DJ Steve Crocker and funded in part by Yorkshire Arts and Sheffield City Council, is due for December release; it will feature tracks by sax quartet Hornweb, pianist Reid's sextet, women's band Troika, jazz quintet Big Sun, jazz-funkers The Blind Venetians and tenorist Mick Beck with the QAF group. All the tracks will be recorded at Sheffield's Axis Studios, and the LP will be launched at a party at the town's Leadmill Centre on 20 December. Call 0742 664608 to reserve copies of the album.
F I R S T S C O R E S T H R E E W o R L D premieres in London this month are Giles Swayne's The Song Of Leviathan (QEH, 10 October); Nicola LeFanu's Lullaby For Pedro and Lullaby For Teca (Purcell Room, 20); and Roger Marsh's T r i o (Purcell Room, 6). Peter Maxwell Davies's Trumpet Concerto receives its British premiere at the RFH (9); and Lontano's electro-acoustic concert at St John's Smith Square (18)
vts four UK premieres - by tansatlantic composers Ronald Perera, John Duesenberry, Wil- liam Albright and Peter Child.
O C T O B E R R E V O L U T I O N A R I E S A R N ~ L DS C H O E N B E R G and Dmitri Shostakovich have major London retrospect iws of their work beginning this month. The Schoenberg season, entitled "The Reluctant Revolutionary", will take place at the three South Bank concert halls from 5 October to 29 January 1989; i t comprises over 50 events, including performances of Schoenberg's complete works, together with pieces by related composers and contemporaries, films, talks and an exhibition of early-20thcentury Viennese art. October concert highlights include M o w Und Aron ( 5 ) ; Verkkatlo Narht (6); Die Gluckliche Hand (10); Violin Concerto (31). Details from RFH, 01 928 3002.
The Shostakovich retrospective, "Music From The Flames", is a joint venture by the Barbican and South Bank centres and rum from 16 October to 24 January 1989. All 15 symphonies and all 15 string quartets will be performed as well as a wide selection o concertos, chamber music and th Ja z z Suite No 2 : there will also seminars, an exhibition of ea Bolshevik art and a special TV an film season featuring Shostakovic scores, including the Russian King k r and Tony Palmer's bio-pic Testimony. Details from the Barbican, 01 638 8891, or the RFH, above.
L I S F O R S H E F F I E L D M A R T I N A R C H E R ' S Wdd Pathway Favourites group will be touring "towns beginning with L this month. The group Archer (saxes), Mary Schwarz (viola), Charlie Collins (woodwinds), John Jasnoch (guitars, mandolin) -will be joined by John Russell (guitar) for their date at
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