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Octandre Composer Portrait Concerts: Rolf Hind Portrait

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

Journey Eastward in the final Sunday evening concert from Octandre Ensemble’s series, Composer Portraits. Octandre Ensemble presents Rolf Hind, who will introduce his work in a pre-concert interview on Sunday 30th September. Listen to some extraordinary talent – and join the musicians for a drink in the bar afterwards.

Rolf Hind’s music engages with the East, and above all India, with oblique and surprising approaches to its language, philosophy and culture, from the tender and meditative to the violent and comic. Recent works include his 2017 HCMF commission On what weft are woven the waters and his mindfulness opera Lost in Thought (2015). In this portrait, we present the first ever full-length performance of Way out East – a set of three chamber pieces for the stage, featuring mezzo Lore Lixenberg.


Composer Interview
Rolf Hind in conversation with Christian Mason
A Syllabary (2017), 5’
for solo voice plus wandering spring drum
The City of Love (2002) 10’
Songs (texts by Bihari) for voice, cello and piano
King David (2008), 7’
for clarinet and violin
Way Out East (2016), 35’
Three chamber pieces for stage
Follow the Leader
Varanasi Haiku
This Is The Cow
for voice, saxophone, percussion and piano

Clarinet – Adam Slater
Saxophone – Stefan Baur
Voice – Lore Lixenberg
Percussion – George Barton
Piano – Siwan Rhys
Violin – Rowena Kennally