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5 May 2010

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in May

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in May

It's a huge month of Australian and contemporary music on ABC Classic FM, with the first week of the schedule dominated by broadcasts from the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, which features new music from around the globe, with a healthy dose of Australian content thrown in, including world premieres of a number of works commissioned by the festival.

On the web. we go to town with an ISCM2010 festival mini-website featuring video, audio and photo coverage of the festival plus access to a special 24/7 digital radio station - ABC ISCMNewMusic - full of concert recordings, radiophonic works and interviews and other features from the festival.

And Ne w Music Up Late wraps the month with a 75th birthday tribute program for distinguished Australian composer Nigel Butterley.

In Performance

Saturday 1 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - Opening Concert - Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble/Daryl Pratt
Including Elena Kats-Chernin - Village Idiot, plus works from Serbia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Monday 3 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - The World in Sydney - Ensemble Offspring/Roland Peelman, including Bruce Crossman Not Broken Bruised Reed and works from France, Canada, New Zealand and Denmark.

Tuesday 4 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - Bliss and Transfiguration - David Pereira & Timothy Young
Incl. John Peterson - Race against time, Peter McNamara - Duo Charged; Alicia Grant - Night Spell, plus works from Slovakia, Ukraine, Norway and Finland.

Wednesday 5 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - The Pulse of Power, Part 1 - Topology

Incl. Andrián Pertout - Riesenschritt, Martin Wesley-Smith - Papua Merdeka; Robert Davidson - Voice Portraits, plus a work from Turkey.

Wednesday 5 May 9.10pm: ISCM2010 - The Pulse of Power, Part 2 - Continuum Sax
Incl. Robert Davidson - Brightest Threads, Damien Ricketson - Length and Breath, plus works from Russia and the Netherlands.

Thursday 6 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - Well Matched - Match Percussion & Michael Duke, saxophone, with works from USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Taiwan, Estonia and Finland.

Friday 7 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - Triple Helix - NZ Trio, with music from the South-West Pacific
Incl. Judy Bailey - So Many Rivers; Stuart Greenbaum - The year without a summer, plus works by New Zealanders Chris Cree Brown, Chris Gendall, Jack Body, John Psathas, and Indonesian Wayan Yudane.

Saturday 8 May 8.00pm: ISCM2010 - Visions of Light and Darkness - Spectra Ensemble/Filip Rathé (Belgium) with an all-Franco-Belgian spectral music program.

Monday 10 May 8.00pm: MSO Metropolis - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Bramwell Tovey; Eugene Ball, trumpet; Lachlan Davidson, alto saxophone; Mark Fewer, electric violin; David Jones, drums; Ben Robertson, bass; Timothy Stevens, piano.
Incl. Don Banks - Nexus

Wednesday 12 May 8.00pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Arvo Volmer
Incl. Richard Meale - String Quartet No 2: Cantilena Pacifica

Wednesday 19 May 8.00pm - Sydney Symphony Fellowship Ensemble.
Incl. Matthew Hindson - Septet

Monday 24 May 8.00pm - MSO Metropolis: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/ Bramwell Tovey; Bramwell Tovey, piano; Amy Dickson, alto saxophone; David Jones, drums.
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Zoom and Zip

Friday 28 May 8.00pm - Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti, violin/director; Christopher Moore, viola; Dawn Upshaw, soprano.
Incl. James Ledger - Restless Night

Afternoon Concerts

Monday 3 May 1.05pm: ISCM2010 - The Sax Project - Michael Duke and Associates
Incl. Katia Beaugeais - Soundbox, plus music from USA, Ireland, Canada & South Africa.

Tuesday 4 May 1.05pm: ISCM2010 - Momentary Pleasures - Students from the Keyboard Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Incl. piano music by Lachlan Hughes, Diana Blom, Martin Friedel, Mark Isaacs and Anthony Moles, as well as pieces from Brazil, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, USA, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Russia and Estonia.

Thursday 6 May 1.05pm - Sydney Symphony/ Vladimir Ashkenazy; Peter Coleman-Wright, baritone; Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - Kakadu

Friday 7 May 1.05pm: ISCM2010 - Young Guns - Sydney Symphony Fellows/Roger Benedict
Incl. Lachlan Skipworth - Light Rain plus works from Italy, Faroe Islands, Latvia & South Korea.

Saturday 8 May 1.05pm: ISCM2010 - Four for Australia - Goldner String Quartet
Program features an all-Australian line-up of new and recent string quartets: Ian Munro - String Quartet No. 1 (world premiere), Carl Vine - String Quartet No. 4, Ross Edwards - String Quartet No. 2 (world premiere) and Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No. 17.

Tuesday 25 May 1.05pm - Seraphim Trio
Incl. Roger Smalley - Piano Trio

Saturday 29 May 1.05pm - West Australian Symphony Orchestra/ Paul Daniel; Michael Collins, basset clarinet; WASO Chorus
Incl. Elena Kats-Chernin - Ornamental Air

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day
Saturday 1st May - ISCM2010: Future of Music?
Tonight we're coming to you almost live from the Campbelltown Arts Centre, with a concert by bass guitarist Joe Manton and his Electric Trio. The program features an arrangement for electric guitar, electric bass and drumkit of Carl Vine's Sonata for Flute and Piano as well as new works by Joe Manton and Isaac Hayward, and a work from the Netherlands. We follow this concert with more works from the festival's radiophonic category.

Fri 7th May (on digital radio and online) - ISCM2010: A Wealth of Sound
Tonight's concert from the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days features Ensemble Offspring in a program of works for chamber instruments and live electronics, with electronics by Ivan Zavada and the Sydney Conservatorium Electronics Studio. The program includes Ivan Zavada's Isolate (world premiere), Kate Moore's Sensitive Spot (Australian premiere), Chris Tonkin's IN and works from Denmark, Greece and South Korea. We follow this concert with more works from the festival's radiophonic category.

Sat 8th May - ISCM2010: The Young and the Restless
Ensemble Offspring conducted by Roland Peelman,
Tonight's concert from the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days shifts the focus to chamber music by younger composers from around the world, pitted against a classic Philip Glass composition from the time when he, too, was a young composer. The program includes Alex Pozniak's Mercurial for solo cello and works from South Africa, Sweden, Greece and Russia. We follow this concert with the last of the selected works for the festival's radiophonic category, including Ros Bandt's Shima: 8 sonic haiku for Kumi.

Sat 15th May - ISCM2010: ARISE
Chronology Arts - performers Toby Armstrong, clarinet; Andrew Smith, saxophone; Jacob Abela, keyboards; Zane Banks, electric guitar; Matthew McGuigan, electric guitar; Mark Cauvin, double-bass; Chris Barbera, electric bass; Luke Spicer, viola; Eleanor Betts, cello; Geoffrey Gartner, conductor.
We revisit the ISCM World New Music Days which ended last Sunday with this recording of an associated festival concert presented by Chronology Arts. The program includes one classic - Obsession (1996) by Michael Smetanin - and a collection of brand-new pieces by emerging composers Amy Bastow, Elias Constantopedos, Lachlan Skipworth, Alexandra Hay, Alex Pozniak and our very own Julian Day.

Sat 29th May - Nigel Butterley at 75
Nigel Butterley is one of our most distinguished composers, first achieving prominence as a leader of the modernist wave of the 1960s. Tonight we celebrate his 75th birthday with a focus on his richly spiritual music.

Saturday Session

Saturday 8 May 1.05pm - Jocelyn Fazzone, piano and Janet Webb, flute
Incl. John Carmichael - A Little Night Music: Quiet Evening; Carnival Night

At Home

1 May
Gerard Brophy - Twist; Peter Sculthorpe - My Country Childhood; Ross Edwards - Ulpirra; Michael Forsyth - Hypnos; Rae Howell - Drawn Down

8 May
George Palmer - Prayer of St Ignatius; Gerard Brophy - Maracatu; Richard Charlton - Turlough's Ghosts; Margaret Sutherland - The World and the Child; Nigel Westlake - Jovian Moons

15 May
Peter Sculthorpe - New Norcia; Gerard Brophy - Mantras; Ross Edwards - Symphony No. 1 'Da Pacem Domine'

22 May
Gerard Brophy - Republic Of Dreams; Russell Gilmour - Fretsongs; John Carmichael - Bravura Waltzes; Robert Davidson - Big Decisions: 'The Whitlam Dismissal'

29 May
Gerard Brophy - Pluck It!; Philip Czaplowski - Concerto for Clarinet and Strings; Gerard Brophy - Room Of The Saints; Ross Edwards - Marimba Dances; Nigel Weslake - Six Fish

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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