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25 February 2011

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in March 2011

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in March 2011

This month broadcasts feature some unique performances of Australian music, including Elision Ensemble partnering with RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory to present a live-to-air broadcast of a new collaboration, Codex-Melbourne, for flutes, clarinets, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, percussion, saxophones and sound operators developed specifically for this event. Another concert to keep an ear out for is the Southern Cross Soloists performing with Carol Burns as narrator, recorded last year at the State Library of Queensland with five world premieres by Joseph Twist, Kat McGuffie, Paul Dean, Liam Flenady and Lisa Cheney.

You can also 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.

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 12 March 10:30pm - Off The Record: Carl Rosman

Tonight we invite virtuosic Australian clarinettist Carl Rosman to share his views on new music and play the works that matter to him. Rosman is best known in Australia for his work with ELISION, but is also these days a regular performer with musikFabrik in Germany.

Saturday 26 March 10:30pm - ELISION Ensemble with RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory

LIVE from ABC Iwaki Auditorium. ELISION ensemble are joined by members of RMIT's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory to present a new group electro-acoustic composition Codex-Melbourne.

In Performance

Friday 11 March 8.00pm - Goldner String Quartet at the Huntington Estate Music Festival 2010
Includes Ross Edwards - String Quartet No 2

Friday 18 March 8.00pm - Goldner String Quartet with Catherine McCorkill at the Huntington Estate Music Festival 2010
Incl. Ian Munro - Clarinet Quintet

Friday 18 March 8.00pm - Genevieve Lacey and Ian Munro at the Huntington Estate Music Festival 2010
Incl Damien Barbeler - Confession 2

Wednesday 23 March 7.05pm - Ensemble Liaison: Season Opener
LIVE from the Melbourne Recital Centre. Includes Elena Kats-Chernin Blue Silence

Afternoon Concerts

Tuesday 1 March 1.05pm - Flinders Quartet
Incl. Richard Mills - String Quartet No 4 Glimpses from my Book of Dada (world premiere)

Saturday 5 March 1pm - Southern Cross Soloists
Joseph Twist - Map-Maker's Psalm (world premiere); Kat McGuffie - Stella (world premiere); Paul Dean - Farewell (world premiere); Liam Flenady - Covert Geographies (world premiere); Lisa Cheney - Violent Stars (world premiere)

Saturday 12 March 1pm -West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Season Opener
Incl. Brett Dean - Amphitheatre; Ross Edwards - Spirit Ground (world premiere)

Keys to Music

Saturdays at 9.05am with Graham Abbott

Saturday 26 March - Sun Music

Peter Sculthorpe's Sun Music pieces from the 1960s constitute one of the most important monuments in Australian music. In this program Graham discusses all four of the works, providing a few keys to listening and explaining the ways in which they represent a 'coming of age' for Australian art music. The recordings feature the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Porcelijn.

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm with Julian Day

Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.

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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