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29 May 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in June

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in June

It's a bit of a quiet month for Australian music on ABC Classic FM in June, but we do have a very special treat for you - an extended interview and music program with one of our more idiosyncratic elder composer figures, Nigel Butterley. And at the other end of the spectrum, we kick off the month on New Music Up Late with a recital by young composer-saxophonist Katia Beaugeais.

If you haven't already looked, don't forget to check out our special 2010 ISCM World New Music Days website where you can listen to most of the concerts from the festival online, as well as viewing behind-the-scenes video footage of Ensemble Offspring and others at the festival, and checking out the photo galleries. The AMU podcast this month follows our recent interviews from ISCM 2010 with a selection of pieces recorded at the festival.

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Sat 4th June - Saxophone to the max
Following on from up-and-coming composer-saxophonist Katia Beaugeais's IAMIC Young Composer Award at ISCM 2010, we bring you the broadcast premiere of a recital by Katia, recorded at the Sydney Conservatorium just a few months ago. The program includes Katia's award-winning piece Sound Box, along with two other works by Katia and works by Stephen Yates, Margery Smith, Charles Koechlin and Giacinto Scelsi.

Sat 19th June - Nigel Butterley at 75
Well, we didn't quite get there last month, but now we are able to bring you Nigel Butterley at 75 - an intimate chat with this distinguished composer. First achieving prominence as a leader of the modernist wave of the 1960s, he is now appreciated as one of the most richly spiritual composers to come out of Australia in the past several generations. Tonight we feature two of his major epics: In the Head the Fire, his 1966 Prix Italia-winning radiophonic work, and Spell of Creation, his 2004 choral orchestral major work, performed by the Sydney Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra with guest artists Cantillation.

Sat 26th June - Liquid Architecture 11
It's on now all around the country. This week's program includes a 'taster' of what you can expect if you can get along to one of the concerts happening in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth... And join us again next week as this peripatetic festival wraps up with performances at the ABC Ultimo Centre and live conversations with the artists on New Music Up Late.

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

5 June
Derek Strahan - Artisans Of Australia: Opening; Derek Strahan - Clarinet Concerto No. 1: 3rd movt; Ian Munro - Return; Ian Munro - The Forest; Stephen Cronin - Sonata; Derek Strahan - Artisans Of Australia (excerpts)

12 June
Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying; Elena Kats-Chernin - Torque; Aaron McMillan - The Beacon; Richard Mills - Woman To Man; Colin Brumby - Mundoolum

19 June
John Carmichael - Bravura Waltz No. 1; Phillip Houghton - From The Dreaming; Kathryn Reeves - The Seventh Day; John Carmichael - From The Dark Side; Rae Howell - Drawn Down

26 June
Carl Vine - Red Blues; Martin Wesley-Smith - fin/debut; William Gardiner - Reverie; Jennifer O'Connor - Elegy; Carl Vine - String Quartet No. 3

Afternoon concerts

Saturday 19 June 1.00pm - AYO National Music Camp 2010
From Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, Canberra.
Incl. Bishop Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Renes, performing Elliott Gyger - Deep & dissolving verticals of light

Tuesday 22 June 1.05pm - Australian String Quartet
Incl. Paul Stanhope - String Quartet No 1

In Performance

Saturday 26 June 8.00pm - Sydney Symphony; Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; Oleg Caetani, conductor.
Incl. Percy Grainger - The Warriors

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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