Admittedly, Transit has a soft spot for new talent, likes to support young composers and eagerly seeks out interesting new developments. But, every now and then, all that young power should also be combined with a Genuine Figurehead. Tanz/Haus is a new, concert-length work by master composer James Dillon, which was an immediate hit at its premiere in Huddersfield. It’s a work whose creation we at Transit are proud to have co-commissioned. Scotland’s Red Note Ensemble will repeat all this beauty in Leuven, a concert we’re already looking very much forward to.
James Dillon, Tanz/haus : tryptich 2017
Coproduction: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November Music, Sound Festival
James Dillon (°1950) is one of the UK’s most internationally celebrated and performed composers. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, of which most recently the Chamber-scale Composition category for Tanz/haus : triptych 2017. He’s been closely involved with the Arditti Quartet since they premiered his First String Quartet in 1983, and his works have been widely performed to great acclaim at festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage and Huddersfield.
Red Note Ensemble
As Scotland’s international contemporary music ensemble Red Note criss-crosses its home country each year, performing in both traditional as well as unconventional setting. Internationally, it’s performed to great acclaim across Europe, Australia and the UK. The ensemble also undertakes an extensive programme of Access, Engagement and Participation work, alongside a yearly performer and composer development programme through its annual RedNote Advanced Academy.