Hub New Music — Things to do in the Belly of a Whale
Hub New Music concert features sonic realisations and responses to poetry from four leading lights of American composition: Laura Kaminsky, Nathalie Joachim, Nina C Young and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. The pieces – each composed for Hub New Music during the pandemic – feature live electronic and video elements, using playback and spatialisation to unite spaces past and present. In their focus and exploration of words and collaborative relationships current and past, these pieces ask questions about how the past two years have impacted, expanded and collapsed our understanding of friendship.
As part of their ReNEW residency at Kings Place, Riot Ensemble curates a day-long festival which asks questions about how the past two years have impacted, expanded and collapsed relationships between human beings. Stretching from Riot’s 2020 Call for Scores winner Alec Hall’s deep-dive into the cult-fitness world of Peloton (Spin) toward lingering (or are they fast approaching?) questions of immigration, togetherness and ’the other’ in a silent film score to Nosferatu. Emphasising their commitment to a truly international vision of new music, Riot has invited two ensembles – Italy’s L’Arsenale and the USA’s Hub New Music - to make their UK debuts.