I have always felt that I have had a music in my head that didn’t exist. I wanted to write music that would retain its mysteries and never become familiar.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle: a composer needing little introduction, and one with whom BCMG have been lucky to enjoy a close history.

Birtwistle's music combines a modernist aesthetic with mythic power and emotional impact. Inspiration is drawn from contemporary art and the rituals of classical mythology and pre-history  

On 22 Septemeber 2019 we gave the world premiere of ... when falling asleep with a repeat performance in October at leading European concert hall, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.