Harrison Birtwistle - All Media

  • Listen to Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird

    Listen to an extract from Harrison Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird.


  • Harrison Birtwistle on Responses

    Watch Harrison Birtwistle discussing ‘Responses’, which received it’s world premiere by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich.

    Bayerischer Rundfunk

  • Tom Mustill’s film on Harrison Birtwistle

    Watch Tom Mustill’s filmed portrait of Harrison Birtwistle.

  • Harrison Birtwistle and Alison Chitty on The Cure

    Harrison Birtwistle and Alison Chitty discuss The Cure, a companion piece to The Corridor.

    Aldeburgh Music / Royal Opera House

  • Harrison Birtwistle in rehearsal with The Opera Group

    A behind-the-scene video following Harrison Birtwistle as he leads a workshop rehearsal with the cast of The Opera Group’s production of his opera, Bow Down

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Aleatoric Pebble

    Watch Harrison Birtwistle discuss the erratic behaviour of a pebble he found on the beach at Aldeburgh.

    NMC Records

  • The Minotaur Sitzprobe at Covent Garden

    Watch The Minotaur in rehearsal at Covent Garden

  • Harrison Birtwistle discusses his music on BBC Radio 3

    Tom Service meets composer Harrison Birtwistle at his Wiltshire home in the weeks leading up to the first performance of his Violin Concerto in Boston. Birtwistle talks candidly about what drives his music, his fears for the concerto, and how composers can never be satisfied with their music.

    BBC Radio 3

  • Harrison Birtwistle accepts BBC Music Magazine Award

    Following a tribute by Alfred Brendel, Harrison Birtwistle accepts the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Premiere Award for NMC’s recording of three of his works: Night’s Black Bird, The Shadow of Night and The Cry of Anubis, performed by The Halle Orchestra with Ryan Wigglesworth.

  • John Tusa interviews Harrison Birtwistle

    Listen to an interview of Harrison Birtwistle conducted by John Tusa for BBC Radio 3.

    BBC Radio 3

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