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Rolf Hind: Queering the Piano

Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 7:30 pm

Placing a queer lens over recent musical history and new music.

Rolf Hind is a major force as a soloist, composer, recording artist, chamber musician and collaborator.

He’s played on the soundtrack to the iconic film Call Me By Your Name, written pieces for BBC Singers, played at Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House and during lockdown worked to produce a piano-led response to the pandemic from 100 composers.

Rolf curates and performs in the new music festival Occupy The Pianos and his compositions have been nominated in the British Composer’s Awards. He’s currently working on an operatic project about the poet Sufi Rumi, working again with his long-time collaborator Frederick Wake-Walker.

We’re excited to welcome a musician with the virtuosic skill and experimental daring of Rolf Hind and his varied programme of new and known music that also offers the chance for some audience participation!

This concert will be recorded and streamed using our state-of-the-art video and sound equipment from the intimate surroundings of Mappin Hall.


Robert Reid Allan: Four Songs from an interview with Peter Maxwell Davies
Szymanowski: Schéhérazade from Masques op.34
Claude Vivier: Shiraz
Michael Finnissy: Three songs from Gershwin Arrangements (Embraceable You, Love Is Here To Stay, They’re Writing Songs But Not For Me)
Kate Honey: Defiance
Maya-Leigh Rosenwasser: Unhappy Walking (WP)
Pauline Oliveros: Telepathic Improvisation (with audience participation)

We are pleased to be streaming this event as a live performance starting at 7.30pm.

After the concert and a short pause, ticket holders will be able to stream this event again from the same link at their leisure for at least 24 hours.

  • Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Price: £5 / £7 / £10 Streaming tickets are priced at £5 per streaming household, and we have added two supporter tiers for those who want to pay more to support artists and keep music happening as we come out of the pandemic.

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