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hcmf announces 2019 Composer in Residence

Hanna Hartman will be in residence at the event that runs from 15–24 November

Swedish sound artist, composer and performer Hanna Hartman has been announced as Composer in Residence at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival for this year's event. Her work focuses on field recordings and found objects, with new pieces at the event featuring a 40 minute composition commissioned by the festival and performed solo by the artist herself on 17 November.

Also announced is a performance from German string quartet SONAR with soprano Juliet Fraser on the opening night – they'll be presenting a world premiere of an hcmf-commissioned work from composer Naomi Pinnock. Also that night will be a UK premiere of Heinz Holliger’s Increschantum, a six-movement setting of poems by Luisa Famos, while The Riot Ensemble present a portrait concert of the Irish composer Ann Cleare who recently received the Ernst von Siemens Prize.

hcmf takes place between 15–24 November. Other artists set to perform will be announced soon.