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Maja SK Ratkje and Kathy Hinde collaborate on Aeolian for HCMF 40

Red Note Ensemble will open this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with two world premieres – one by Maja SK Ratkje and Kathy Hinde, the other by James Dillon

This year Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival commemorates its 40th birthday with two world premieres performed by Red Note Ensemble.

First up will be a new work by James Dillon which expands on New York Triptych, performed at the HCMF in 2013. Following that will be a part performance, part kinetic-sculptural piece by Norwegian composer Maja S K Ratkje titled Aeolian. For this new commission, Ratkje, who was the HMFC's composer in residence back in 2012, has collaborated with UK installation artist Kathy Hinde and accordion soloist Andreas Borregaard to build new air-activated instruments for a sculptural installation designed specifically with Red Note Ensemble in mind.

HCMF runs from 17–26 November. You can watch a video of Ratkje and Hinde's piece below: