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26 November 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in December 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in December 2010

What a year it has been!

December highlights include a feast of Australian sound artists in New Music Up Late's feature program of the ROLLING STOCK festival, plus 'Off The Record' with Robin Fox. And there are world premieres from Matthew Hindson, Gerard Brophy and Gordon Kerry. This December is also a great chance to rehear some inspiring Australian music from Jon Rose and collaborators, Ensemble Offspring, the 'What is music' festival, and this year's Australian entries to the Paris Rostrum, as well as Gordon Kerry's highly original completion and framing of Mozart's unfinished Requiem Mass, broadcast on Your Requests.

And you can listen to and read about Australian music in our online archival recording collection classic/amp. Also check out an array of special web features, or subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast for new Australian music recordings and artist interviews direct to your computer. Happy holiday season.

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day/Stephen Adams

Saturday 4 December 10.30pm - International Rostrum of Composers
Kick-starting a fortnight of special programs from the 2010 International Rostrum of composers, the program includes this year's Australian entries, Eric Griswold's Old MacDonald's Yellow Submarine (Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano); and Kate Neal's The Origin Cycle: Hourly Scrutinising (Jane Sheldon, soprano; Ensemble Offspring/Roland Peelman)

Saturday 11 December 10.30pm - Off The Record: Robin Fox
Part of our ongoing series featuring a guest programmer from Australia's sound community is experimental sound and laser artist, Robin Fox, who has achieved recent international fame through his collaborations with Chunky Move.

Friday 17 December 10.30pm - Brisbane-Eye-View 2
Our Brisbane guest presenters Robert Davidson and Roger Gonzalez program tonight's show with a focus on Brisbane's new music performers.

Saturday 18 December 10.30pm - ROLLING STOCK
A special feature recorded during the days leading up the to the ROLLING STOCK festival. Curated by Sarah Last of the Wired Lab, the festival took place on Saturday 20th November on a heritage train travelling from Junee to Cootamundra. The program features interviews with sound and performance artists, including Chris Watson, Shannon O'Neill, Garry Bradbury, Dave Noyze, Joel Stern, Andrew McClennan, PVI Collective and Public Assembly. Plus samples of their installations and sonic artworks created especially for this festival and developed while in residency at the Junee Roundhouse Museum.

Friday 24 December 10.30pm - Re-Live: Jon Rose Talking Back To Media
Revisiting 2010 peak live events on New Music Up Late.

Saturday 25 December 10.30pm - Re-Live: Jane Sheldon & Ensemble Offspring Origin of the Species
Revvisiting 2010 peak live events on New Music Up Late.

Friday 31 December 10.30pm - Re-Live: What Is Music 50/50
Revisiting 2010 peak live events on New Music Up Late.

In Performance

Saturday 4 December 8.00pm - Australia Ensemble
Includes Matthew Hindson - Light is both a particle and a wave (world premiere)

Friday 10 December 8.00pm - Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Includes Malcolm Williamson -Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell: No 1, & Our Man in Havana: Suite

Wednesday 15 December 8.00pm - Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Includes Paul Stanhope - Exile Lamentations: Deserts of Exile

Afternoon Concerts

Tuesday 7 December 1.05pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
Includes Gerard Brophy - The Blue Thread (Violin Concerto, world premiere) ; Ross Edwards - Symphony No 2 Earth Spirit Songs

Thursday 9 December 1.05pm - Australian Chamber Choir
Includes Elena Kats-Chernin - Zoom and Zip

Saturday Session

Saturday 25 December 3.00pm - Sydney Chamber Choir; Genevieve Lang, harp; Elizabeth Scott, conductor.
Includes Gordon Kerry - Et incarnatus est (world premiere)

Sunday Live

Sunday 5 December 3.00pm - Australian Chamber Choir: Christmas Old and New
Includes Thomas Kristof - O Magnum Mysterium; Steven Hodgson - new work

Music Makers

Saturdays and Sundays at 12.05pm with Mairi Nicolson

Sunday 5 December - Brett Dean: Mind Your Language
Australian violinist and composer, and former Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music, presents his thoughts on language usage and change and its crucial role in his work as a composer. Lecture and performance by Brett Dean and young members of ANAM, was presented live on Tuesday 30th November 2010.

Your Requests

Saturdays at 10.05am with Marian Arnold

Saturday 18 December - includes Mozart (completed by Gordon Kerry) Requiem Mass in D minor, K626

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

4 December
Jane Stanley - Celestial Dance; Sean O'Boyle - Riversymphony; John Carmichael - Piano Quartet (Sea Changes)

11 December
John Antill - Corroboree: 'Welcome Ceremony'; Peter Sculthorpe - Kakadu (William Barton, didjeridu); Graeme Koehne - To His Servant Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse - The Morning Star; Graeme Koehne - Gothic Toccata; Philip Hall - My Beloved Spake (vocal trio Eve); Carl Crossin - Apache Blessing (Eve); Anne Cawrse - Echo - (Eve); Anne Cawrse - Song (Eve); Quentin Grant - Hymns To The Night (Eve)

25 December - Linda Laasi and Mia Shaw - Woods Have Ears (Soteria Bell); Julian Yu - Concertino on Chinese Themes; Andrew Ford - Wassails and Lullabies


Thursday 2 December at 2.30pm - incl. Graeme Koehne - Powerhouse; Graeme Koehne - Palm Court Suite: Noble Waltz; Carl Vine - The Tempest: Suite
Tuesday 14 December at 3.30pm - incl. Dorian Le Gallienne - Symphony No 1
Wednesday 15 December at 3.30pm - incl. David Stanhope - Folksongs for Band (Suite No 1)
Thursday 30 December at 4.05pm - Peter Sculthorpe after Percy Grainger - Beautiful Fresh Flower; Ross Edwards - Maninyas; Elena Kats-Chernin - Wild Swans: 'Eliza aria'

Up Late

Monday-Thursday at10.30pm with Simon Healy

6 December - incl. Miriam Hyde Wet Night on the Highway; Reflected Reeds; Magpies at Sunset

Stephen Adams is a composer of concert music, music theatre and digital music. Since 2004, he has been working full-time at ABC Classic FM in the development of Australian music programming, recording and commissioning projects, and online Australian music presentation. Since 2006, he has been co-producer of CFM’s New Music Up Late program. Recent online projects include the AMU podcast, Orpheus Remix Awards, Lute Project and classic/amp.


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