Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival this year includes events at brand new archive centre, Heritage Quay

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for two FREE events which are taking place at Heritage Quay as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014. This is the Archives’ first time contributing to the programme and we’re really excited about being involved!

Through the Quay-hole (HCMF edition) Monday 24th November 2014 10-10.45am
The first event is a special behind-the-scenes tour of Heritage Quay. As well as the chance to see the shiny new repository spaces and learn about the archive collections we hold, we’ll also be getting out some interesting gems from the HCMF archive and British Music Collection for you to get your hands on. We can’t think of a better way to kick off HCMF Shorts day than with us.
To book your free place on the tour please click here

Composing for non-composers Saturday 27th November 2014 10am-12pm
Our other event is a little different. On the second Saturday of the festival we’re running a one-off workshop for adults exploring Graphical Notation and composition. Led by professional composer and musician Duncan Chapman, we’ll be turning Heritage Quay into a sound lab for you to come and play in. Everyone who attends will learn some of the principles and practices of non-standard musical notation and contribute towards the composition and performance of a new piece of music.
To book your free place please click here

The contemporary classical music goodness doesn’t end there. If you can’t make it to one of these sessions then make sure you visit Heritage Quay 24th – 27th November and have a go on the Big Curvy Screen. In honour of the festival all the content on the screen will be taken from the British Music Collection – see if you can find a favourite or discover a new earworm to take you through the rest of the festival.


HCMF Pays a Visit to Heritage Quay