Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Frozen Music

As part of our Iannis Xenakis focus at this year’s hcmf//, we would love to present a performance of 'Polla ta Dhina' by Xenakis for children’s choir and orchestra. We need to raise £10,000 to make this happen – giving local children a unique performance opportunity with a professional orchestra!

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It ran from 4:24 PM, 31 August 2011 to 11:36 AM, 24 November 2011

Amount raised

£195

Donations

5

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  • I learnt how to use my voice in different ways, to open my mind to different music and I met lots of new people!

    — hcmf// young participant

  • I learnt how to use my voice in different ways, to open my mind to different music and I met lots of new people!

    — hcmf// young participant

Situation

There is a strong tradition of music making in Huddersfield, but not all children and young people have equal access to these opportunities. They also have limited opportunities to explore new music or perform alongside large-scale ensembles. Polla ta Dhina by Iannis Xenakis is rarely performed, possibly because it is a relatively short piece (about 6 minutes) which requires large forces (over 60 people) to perform it!

Solution

We will bring together children and young people from the local area to form a special children's choir and explore the music of Iannis Xenakis in more detail. Working with the Manchester Consort, they will perform Polla ta Dhina at Huddersfield Town Hall as part of hcmf// 2011 on Sunday 27 November.