Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is known for its diversity in music and for exposing those attending the festival to new and innovative music genres. After thirty years of hosting this festival, it has become synonymous with great music, dance, concerts and pushing the musical boundaries. Here, music lovers will be able to enjoy orchestral music, jazz, choral, free improvisation, biotechnological works and graphic scores. The vast musical range of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has made it one of the leading music festivals in the United Kingdom.

In the past, many well-known composers and artists have performed at the festival, with names such as Brian Eno, Daniel Giorgetti, Will May, Terry Riley and John Cage. This year, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has a magnificent line up of talented artists, musicians and composers that include Robert Ashley, MusikFabrik, Nieuw Ensamble, Yannis Kyriakides, Rhodri Davies, the Arditti Quartet, Evan Parker, Sam Hayden and Tomoko Mukaiyama. With more than fifty magnificent concerts to look forward to, that includes thirty world premiers, this magnificent music festival in Huddersfield should not be missed.

The event makes use of different venues to host the various shows and concerts, and festival enthusiasts should consult their programs to find out which concert will be held at each of the venues. Venues include the St. Paul’s Hall, the Media Centre, Livingstones, the Lawrence Batley Theatre, the Huddersfield Art Gallery, the North Light Gallery, the St Thomas Church, Studio 2 and the Huddersfield Town Hall. Of course there are stores, refreshment stands and compact discs on sale at the festival, where visitors will find many fascinating items and trinkets to take away as souvenirs.

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is being held between the 16th and the 25th of November 2007. It promises to be a musical extravaganza that comes from all the corners of the earth, such as Quebec, Finland, Germany, Vietnam, New York and Australia. It brings the best of the world and of England to Huddersfield, so that all who love music and discovering new forms of it can enjoy, explore and appreciate the genius minds and talents that the music industry has to offer.