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Riot Ensemble – Death of Light, Light of Death

Members of The Riot Ensemble rehearsing in a studio.
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We welcome the Riot Ensemble performing 'Death of Light, Light of Death' – an hour-long programme with oboe, violin, viola, cello and harp, featuring works by Helen Grimes, Hannah Kendall, Rebecca Saunders, Tonia Ko and Jonathan Harvey. Our Groundbreaking series brings the very best contemporary music from the world’s top composers to Nottingham. Get ready to be amazed.

  • When: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 7 pm
  • Location: University Hall, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
  • Cost: £5 – 15
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 7.00 pm
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Event details

Riot Ensemble returns to University Hall with a line-up of oboe, violin, viola, cello and harp, performing an hour-long programme titled Death of Light, Light of Death. Exciting. Experimental. Challenging. Experience music like never before.

'Always impeccable; Entrancing and highly seductive' – The Times

'Volcanically creative' – Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise

Performance information

Tickets: £5 – £15
Doors: 6.30 pm
Performance: 7 pm
Running time: Approximately 60 minutes with no interval
Age guidance: 7+, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

Helen Grimes – Oboe Quartet (listen on Spotify)
Hannah Kendall – Tuxedo Diving Bell 2 for solo harp (Listen on YouTube)
Hannah Kendall – Tuxedo Hot Summer No Water for solo cello (Listen on YouTube)
Rebecca Saunders – to and fro for oboe and violin (Listen on YouTube)
Tonia Ko – Soothe a Tooth for solo viola (Listen on YouTube)
Jonathan Harvey – Death of Light, Light of Death (Listen on YouTube)

Instruments: oboe, violin, viola, cello and harp

Riot Ensemble
Riot Ensemble connects people to great contemporary music in concerts and events that are just as innovative, vibrant and rewarding as the music itself. The members of Riot are some of the top European soloists in new music, and with Riot they work as performers, curators, commissioners, and collaborators, creating and producing a diverse array of projects.

Based in London, Riot is active in bringing emerging international voices to the British new-music scene and since 2012 has given over 200 World and UK premieres by composers from more than thirty countries. They enjoy close working relationships with some of the most important composers of our time, including Clara Iannotta, Chaya Czernowin, Ann Cleare, and Georg Friedrich Haas.

In 2020 the ensemble was awarded the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Ensemble Prize.

Riot performs regularly at Wigmore Hall and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) as well as Dark Music Days (Iceland), Tampere Biennale (Finland), Nordic Music Days (Sweden), and November Music (Netherlands). In 2020, the ensemble began a new partnership with King’s Place where they present their ReNEW series, focusing on bringing the most cutting edge international new music to London. They have also recently been appointed Ensemble-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Music.


2-4-1 tickets available for NTU/Confetti students. Email the Curated & Created team to find out more.

10% discount for NTU/Confetti staff. Visit the MyHub colleague offers page to find out more.

10% discount for NTU Music Ensemble members. Email the NTU Music team to find out more.

10% discount for NTU Alumni. Email the Alumni Relations team to find out more.

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Location details


Shakespeare Street


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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