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Ret Frem ensemble

Ret Frem is a contemporary music group based in London. Ret Frem is committed to the performance and promotion of music of exquisite craft by living composers from around the world - whether they are established, emerging or underrepresented.

Come to our next performances

WE NEED EU!

FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

WE NEED EU! - LAUNCH PARTY

Whirled Cinema, Brixton, SE24

Details to be announced

 

TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER

STOKEY: WE NEED EU!

The Old Church, Stoke Newington, N16

7.30pm - Drinks | 8.00pm - Music 

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

WATERLOO: WE NEED EU!

The Cello Factory, Waterloo, SE1

7.30pm - Drinks | 8.00pm - Music 

Ret Frem Ensemble brings the cutting edge of European music to London.

In the 1970s, composers writing at IRCAM in Paris pioneered a new technique of composition: 'Spectralism' took the computer analysis of acoustic sounds as its starting point and produced some of the most imaginative and inspiring music of the late 20th Century. Forty years on and the international influence of trailblazing composers Gérard Grisey and Tristan Murail is still very much evident.

WE NEED EU! features exciting UK premieres of music by Grisey and Murail, including Grisey's remarkable ANOUBIS-NOUT, a solo for Contrabass Clarinet. Alongside these works, we programme pieces by international composers inspired by French spectralism, including Kaija Saariaho and Isabel Mundry. We have commissioned new work by young composers Frej Wedlund and Will Handysides and present the premiere performances this November.

PROGRAMME (*UK Premiere | **World Premiere):

  • Gerard GRISEY | Anubis-Nout *

  • Tristan MURAIL | Une lettre du Vincent *

  • Isabel MUNDRY/Brice PAUSSET | Die Vorüberlaufenden *

  • Kaija SAARIAHO | Noanoa

  • Luciano BERIO | Sequenza for Oboe

  • Thea MUSGRAVE | Impromptu No. 2

  • Will HANDYSIDES | New commission **

  • Frej WEDLUND | New commission **

 

PERFORMERS:

  • Jenni Hogan | Flutes

  • Abi Heath | Clarinets

  • Joe Harper | Oboe, Cor Anglais

  • Fraser Bowles | Cello