Ret Frem is a chamber ensemble specialising in the performance and promotion of new music. Whilst they have no preference of musical style, Ret Frem are determined to find and work with composers of exceptional craft and quality. At the heart of their mission is a desire to promote fantastic composers early in their career or those who are more established but underrepresented. Commissioned composers are invited to submit works at an early stage for workshops so the ensemble can take an active part in the creation of new work.
Through our Call For Scores, composers of all ages and nationalities can send in new scores and previously-performed works. We try to include at least one Call For Scores work in each programme.
By building up a repertoire of new music and giving multiple performances of works through touring, the musicians build a close relationship with the music resulting in exquisite performance. In 2018, Ret Frem will be working with Michael Finnissy, Christopher Fox, Knut Vaage and Hollie Harding as well as performing works by Kaija Saariaho, Barry O’Halpin and Olivier Messiaen.