30 January 2013
Australian music on ABC Classic FM in February 2013
This February on ABC Classic FM is a good month for premiere performances. There's the much-anticipated premiere broadcast of Gordon Kerry's controversial opera with librettist Louis Nowra, presented by Victorian Opera, another large-scale vocal-orchestral work from Brenton Broadstock (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Warwick Stengards) and a substantial new string orchestra work from James Hullick (Arcko Symphonic Project/Timothy Phillips).
There's diverse new chamber music by Jon Rose (Atticus string quartet and guests), Samuel Dunscombe and Natasha Anderson (Golden Fur), Maria Grenfell (Shan Deng, piano; Wei Deng, pipa), Brett Dean (Australian Chamber Orchestra/Tognetti), and Stuart Greenbaum (Ensemble Liaison).
And on the improvisation front, New Music Up Late broadcasts the premiere sets from a new collaboration between Sonic Systems Laboratory (Dale Gorfinkel and Robbie Avenaim) and keyboardists Chris Abrahams and Cor Fuhler, and hosts an exclusive live solo set from double-bassist Mike Majkowski back on a visit from Berlin.
On the internet we're proud to finally be able to introduce the much improved classic/amp mark II. Rewind: the Australian Music Collection launched on Australia Day presenting our growing online collection of recordings from the ABC's archives in a new skin. Rewind offers much better visual design and integration with the rest of the ABC website, along with improved search functions, bigger and better photos (including a raft of newly unearthed archival shots), and a back-end that will enable themed exhibitions and play-lists to be created to make the collection more accessible and engaging.
The rest of the Australian Music area of ABC Classic FM's website has also had a bit of a make-over. The back-catalogue of our weekly new music podcasts is now more accessible, and this month will see the podcasts kick off again under the moniker New Waves Podcast with some recent recordings that engage with the boundary territories of music and noise and our understanding of each.
Broadcast highlights schedule
Friday 1 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Port Fairy Spring Festival - Australian String Quartet.
Includes Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica
9.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Port Fairy Spring Festival - Claire Edwardes, percussion.
Includes Stuart Greenbaum - April Revisited
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Atticus - 'Metapraxis', with Jon Rose
Atticus: Lizzy Welsh, violin; Zachary Johnston, violin; Phoebe Green, viola/violin; Judith Hamann, cello; with Kevin CK Lo, violin; Biddy Connor, violin; Andrea Keeble, violin; Leigh Raymond, violin; James Rushford, viola/piano; Charlotte Jacke, cello; Anita Hustas, double bass; Samuel Dunscombe, laptop; Jon Rose, conductor.
Includes: Anthony Pateras - Crystalline; Jon Rose - Strings & Fences II (world premiere); Cat Hope - Cruel and Usual
Saturday 2 February
8.00pm SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT: Geoffrey Collins, flute; Suzanne Handel, harp; Imants Larsens, viola.
Includes: Barry Conyngham - Streams
8.50pm SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT: Victorian Opera/Ollivier-Philippe Cuneo: members of Orchestra Victoria; Antoinette Halloran, soprano; Dimity Shepherd, mezzo-soprano; Byron Watson, baritone. Gordon Kerry - Midnight Son (opera, world premiere)
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: includes new releases from Australia and overseas
Monday 4 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Port Fairy Spring Festival - Adelaide Chamber Singers.
Includes: Nigel Butterley - The True Samaritan: Morning Fanfare; Paul Stanhope - Exile Lamentations: 'Deserts of Exile'; Carl Crossin - O spes mea cara; Clare Maclean - Et Misericordia
Wednesday 6 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Port Fairy Spring Festival - Australian String Quartet, with William Barton, didjeridu; Anna Goldsworthy, piano; Cameron Hill, violin.
Includes William Barton - Birdsong at Dusk; Petrichore
Friday 8 February
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Golden Fur - 'Control and Abandon'
Golden Fur: Samuel Dunscombe, bass clarinet, electronics, laptop; Judith Hamann, cello, electronics; James Rushford, piano; with Aviva Endean, bass clarinet.
Includes Samuel Dunscombe - Mass Irrationality (world premiere); Natasha Anderson - That is; that not is (world premiere)
Saturday 9 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Shan Deng, piano; Wei Deng, pipa.
Includes Maria Grenfell - Five Songs from the East (world premiere)
9.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Warwick Stengards; Jida Gulpilil, didjeridu; Merlyn Quaife, soprano; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Features: Mussorgsky arr. Julian Yu - Pictures at an Exhibition; Brenton Broadstock - Tyranny of Distance (world premiere)
Friday 15 February
1.30pm AFTERNOONS LIVE BROADCAST: Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti, violin/electric violin/director.
Includes Brett Dean Electric Preludes (Australian premiere)
11.00pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Sonic Systems Laboratory: First Set - Old Darlington School, 8 December 2012 (world premiere). Dale Gorfinkel, prepared vibraphone and wind instruments; Robbie Avenaim, percussion and motors; with Chris Abrahams, piano and portative organ; Cor Fuhler, prepared piano and electronics
Saturday 16 February
1.00pm SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/ Marko Letonja; William Barton, didjeridu.
Includes Ross Edwards - Tyalgum Mantras
11.00pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: Sonic Systems Laboratory: Second Set - Old Darlington School, 8 Dec 2012 (world premiere).
Dale Gorfinkel, prepared vibraphone and wind instruments; Robbie Avenaim, percussion and motors; with Chris Abrahams, piano and portative organ; Cor Fuhler, prepared piano and electronics
Tue 19 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT DB: Australian Youth Orchestra/Arvo Volmer; Kristian Chong, piano. Includes Nigel Westlake - The Glass Soldier: Suite (world premiere)
Wednesday 20 February
9.30pm EVENING CONCERT: Ensemble Liaison: David Griffiths, clarinet; Svetlana Bogosavljevic, cello; Timothy Young, piano; with Helen Ayres, violin; Tony Gould, piano; Imants Larsens, viola; Gian Slater, vocalist; Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin.
Includes Tony Gould - Poem
Thursday 21 February
1.00pm AFTERNOONS: Ensemble Liaison: David Griffiths, clarinet; Svetlana Bogosavljevic, cello; Timothy Young, piano; with Nemanja Radulovic, violin.
Includes Stuart Greenbaum - Dance Music for Concert Halls (world premiere); Brahms arr. David Griffiths - Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25
Friday 22 February
8.00pm EVENING CONCERT: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/ Garry Walker; Nicola Benedetti, violin. Includes - Liza Lim Flying Banner (After Wang To) - Fanfare for orchestra
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE: ' Pulling Strings' - Arcko Symphonic Project/Timothy Phillips.
Includes James Hullick - Although I see the Darkness (world premiere); Richard Meale - Homage to Garcia Lorca
Saturday 23 February
10.30pm NEW MUSIC UP LATE STUDIO SPECIAL: Mike Majkowski, improvising double-bass player, performing live-to-air in the ABC's Sydney studios.
Monday 25 February
7.00pm SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT LIVE BROADCAST: Karin Schaupp, guitar; Pavel Steidl, guitar.
Includes Ross Edwards - Djanaba; Phillip Houghton - Brolga
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