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Members of The Riot Ensemble rehearsing in a studio.
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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been cancelled. Thank you to all our audiences and supporters – we hope it is not too long before we can welcome you to a performance again.

Described by The Times as "always impeccable: entrancing and highly seductive", we're delighted to welcome back the Riot Ensemble for another dose of exciting and enthralling contemporary music at University Hall.

The shape-shifting group present a programme exploring themes of virtuosity, with works by Pauline Oliveros, Beat Furrer, Jagoda Szmytka and Rebecca Saunders.

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Event details

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, this event has been cancelled. Thank you to all our audiences and supporters – we hope it is not too long before we can welcome you to a performance again.

Rock Piece, Pauline Oliveros
Lotófagos I, Beat Furrer
Sky-me, type-me, Jagoda Szmytka
Text Scores, Pauline Oliveros
Fury, Rebecca Saunders

Conductor: Aaron Holloway-Nahum

Following their appearance in October, the Riot Ensemble returns with a concert that explores themes of virtuosity and aspects of performance and communication.

In Beat Furrer’s Lotofagos I, a soprano and double bass appear to be trapped in an echo chamber. In Jagoda Szmytka’s sky-me, type-me, four performers resort to walkie talkies and megaphones to try to make themselves understood. Rebecca Saunders’ Fury is a virtuoso exploration of the extremes of musical gesture. In between these works are examples of a different kind of challenge. The music of the late avant-garde pioneer Pauline Oliveros – in the form of texts written for rocks and other unconventional ways of making sound – seems to leave lots to chance, but requires a unique level of spiritual commitment instead.

Running time
Approximately 1 hour with no interval.

Wheelchair spaces
University Hall has 6 wheelchair spaces that are situated in the stalls at the side of the stage (side-facing). Please call our box office (0115 837 1950) to book these in advance.

Restricted view
Please note that Balcony side seats (£5) have a restricted view of the stage.

Discounts for NTU students and staff
NTU / Confetti students pay just £10 for side stalls tickets. NTU staff can get two tickets for the price of one. Email Curated & Created for more information.

Box office
If you'd prefer to book your tickets over the phone, please call our box office on 0115 837 1950 (Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm) or email them.

Event enquiries
For enquiries about this event (excluding ticket sales) email the Curated & Created team (Monday - Friday, office hours only).

Location details

Address:

Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FQ

Parking:

Situated on the University’s City Campus, University Hall is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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