hcmf//: Michel Chion - Requiem

22 November 2023 13:00

Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building

Image: © Ciaran Harley (zoocreative)

Electric Circus: Peter O’Doherty spatialisation; Brian Bridges, synthesiser.

First realised in the studios of the Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM) and premiered at the Théâtre Récamier in Paris in 1973, Michel Chion’s Requiem is having its 50th anniversary recognised by the Northern Lights Project with a series of performances in the UK and Ireland. Described as “a noisy and surreal deconstruction/recreation of the Requiem Mass”, the piece will be spatialised on an 8-channel speaker array by Peter O’Doherty. This hcmf// performance of Requiem will be preceded by a special performance by Brian Bridges on a vintage EMS Synthi AKS synthesiser.

Electric Circus is Ireland’s newest contemporary music ensemble. With a focus on works that foreground the intersection of acoustic instruments and spatialised electronic sound, the group commissions new work, develops interdisciplinary projects and facilitates artist residencies in North-West Ireland. Electric Circus is an initiative of Northern Lights Project and is managed and directed by Peter O’Doherty.

Produced by hcmf// supported by Culture Ireland; also supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


Brian Bridges - Improvisation (2023) 10’ World Premiere

Michel Chion - Requiem (1973) 37’


Tickets £21 // Concession £17 // Under 30 £5
Advance booking required via hcmf// website.


Phipps Hall, Creative Arts Building

University of Huddersfield
West Yorkshire HD1 3DH

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