Principal Sound Juliet Fraser soprano Siwan Rhys piano Explore Ensemble Newton Armstrong Electronics Nicholas Moroz Electronics Nono A Pierre. Dell'azzurro silenzio, inquietum Schoenberg Sechs kleine Klavierstucke Op. 19 Nono .....sofferte onde serene... Feldman Three Voices Bringing together some of contemporary music's most respected ensembles with the UK's most exciting young talent - including St John's Smith Square Young Artists George Barton and Siwan Rhys - the festival offers the opportunity to be immersed in the contemplative works of these two giants of post-war music, both of whom opened up new worlds of sonic exploration, focussing on the minutiae of individual voices, textures and sounds. The festival opens with a showcase of performers from across the festival, and features works for performers and electronics. Schoenberg's aphoristic piano pieces Op. 19 are framed by two works evoking the atmosphere of Nono's native Venice, whilst Feldman's Three Voices - which Juliet Fraser recently recorded to critical acclaim - sees the soloist accompanied by two pre-recorded versions of herself to create the haunting, mesmeric textures.