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29 March 2016

Australian music on air & online, April 2016

Australian music on air & online, April 2016

ABC Classic FM - New Waves podcast

7 April Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition - recital
Michael Kieran Harvey plays new piano works by Jean Bogan Prize open winner Scott McIntyre and youth prize winner Elizabeth Younan, and more.

14 April Crossing the Threshold: Lisa Illean - Land's End
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson (Carriageworks, Sydney, March 2016).

21 April Crossing the Threshold: Brett Dean - Pastoral Symphony
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson

28 April The Piano Mill: Erik Griswold - All's grist that comes to the mill
New 60-minute work for unique architectural creation containing 16 pianos

ABC Classic FM - Music Makers and concert broadcasts

Music Makers features

Saturday 23 April at 12pm Anzac Special: The Gallipoli Trumpeter. Produced by Chris Latham

(BROADCAST rescheduled to 21 May) Saturday 30 April at 12pm The Piano Mill - the story of a creative partnership that led to the creation of a unique musical building (the Piano Mill, designed and built by Brisbane architect Bruce Wolfe) and a unique long-form musical work for its 16 pianos, by composer/performer Erik Griswold. Produced by Stephen Adams

Concert broadcast schedule:

Sunday 3 April 5pm Plexus Panorama (repeat broadcast, recorded in September 2015). Joe Chindamo - Triologues (world premiere); Mary Finsterer - Nobility (world premiere); Ian Munro - Schubertiades (world premiere); Phillip Garbé - Intermezzo (world premiere); Kevin March - Une Petite Sonate (world premiere).

Tuesday 5 April 8pm Camerata of St Johns, recorded 5 March 2016 in Brisbane. Carl Vine - Concerto Grosso; Lyle Chan - Tony-ony Macaroni; Margaret Sutherland - Concerto for Strings; Richard Meale - Cantilena Pacifica, Cameron Patrick - Lines of the Southern Cross; Paul Stanhope - Elegies and Dances

Friday 8 April 8pm Australian String Quartet with guest artists Greta Bradman, soprano (repeat broadcast, recorded in November 2014). Paul Stanhope - Sea Chronicles; Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No 13 Island Dreaming.

Sunday 10 April at 1pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (recorded 9 April 2016). Includes: Elena Kats-Chernin - Re-inventions.
5pm Australian String Quartet & Claire Edwardes, percussion: Alleged Dances (recorded 2 March 2016). Matthew Hindson - String Quartet no 4 with string quartet and percussion (world premiere)

Tuesday 12 April at 8pm Sydney Chamber Choir: Carmina Burana (recorded 19 March 2016). In addition to Orff and Machaut in the program, Sydney Chamber Choir has commissioned three young Australian composers - Michael Paton, Olivia Swift and Josie Gibson - to respond to Machaut's Messe de Notre Dame.

Wednesday April 13 at 7:30pm Australian Proms: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (recorded 13 April 2016). Includes Nigel Westlake - Dream of Flying (BBC commission: world premiere)

Thursday 14 April at 7:30pm Australian Proms: Queensland Symphony Orchestra (direct broadcast). Includes Gordon Hamilton/Tom Thum - Thum Prints - Concerto for Beat Box and Orchestra (world premiere of revised version)

Friday 22 April at 10pm Australian Voices: Mary Finsterer. (recorded 21 March 2016). Mary Finsterer - Tract; Silva; 'Nobility' from Julian Suite No.1; Ionia; Angelus.

Saturday 23 April 23 at 8pm ACO & Synergy Percussion: Cinemusica (recorded 6 April 2016).Timothy Constable - new work for strings and percussion (world premiere)

Monday 25 April at 8pm Omega Ensemble: Four Last Songs (recorded 20 April 2016) Andrew Ford - Contradance (world premiere, commissioned by Steven Alward for Mark Wakely)

Thursday 28 April at 8pm Brodsky Quartet and Katie Noonan (direct broadcast from Brisbane). Inspired by the evocative poetry of Judith Wright, Katie Noonan and the Brodsky Quartet perform specially commissioned works by Australian composers including Iain Grandage, Richard Tognetti, Katie Noonan, Carl Vine, David Hirschfelder, Andrew Ford, Elena Kats-Chernin, Paul Grabowsky, Paul Dean and John Rodgers. This is an exquisite, spine-tingling performance of world-class proportion, with a distinctly Australian voice.

ABC Jazz - Home Cooked and New Releases

Home Cooked on Mondays at 2pm and Fridays at 9pm. Join James Kennedy each week for an Australian-only mix from the ABC Jazz archives.

4 April 2pm & 8 April 10pm Listen to some Australian music that was only ever released on vinyl - Onaje's Rage, an album and project by the late drumming legend Allan Browne (details).

All Home Cooked shows can be listened to for one month after the broadcast - check out the website for details and more programs. You can also hear snippets from Home Cooked on the program's SoundCloud page.

New Releases on Mondays at 9pm, Saturdays at 10am.

2 April at 10am Brisbane-based vocalist Ingrid James has launched a new CD Trajectoire in collaboration with the French pianist and composer Alexis Tcholakian (details). For more program details, check the website closer to broadcast date.

Making Waves

Making Waves is a monthly series of curated playlists streaming one hour of quality, new composed music. Founded in 2015, Making Waves shines a spotlight on the music of Australian composers. Fresh playlists are released on the first day of each month.

In April, composers featured on Making Waves include Jessica Wells, Katy Abbott Kvasnica, Mark Wolf, Paul Ballam-Cross, Eli Simic-Prosic, Mark Holdsworth, and Kezia Yap.

Making Waves playlists are curated by Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias.

3MBS - Australian Sounds

With Leah Blankendaal / Zoe Barker / Andrew Aronowicz, Fridays at 10pm

Friday 1 April Musicians inspired by art. Includes Chris Perren - Go Seigen vs. Fujisawa Kuranosuke - I for Nonsemble; Kate Neal - Rabid Bay, among others.

Friday 8 April Interview with featured 'Making Waves' composer Eli Simic-Prosic. Includes Eli Simic-Prosic - Stratus Rising; Peter McNamara - Cadenza II; James Ledger - Quickening; Liza Lim - Weaver of Fictions; Sally Greenaway - Liena

Friday 15 April Australians at the Proms. Includes: Nicholas Vines - Uncanny Valley (Zubin Kanga, piano); Brenton Broadstock - Bright Tracks; Miriam Hyde - Three Pieces Op.12, Nos 1, 2 & 4 (Roger Woodward, piano); Gordon Kerry - Concerto for cello, strings and percussion.

Friday 22 April Song Cycles. Includes: Linda Kouvaras - To enter the dream which includes all dreams; Ron Nagorcka - Song of the Central Tree; Ross Edwards - Hermit of Green Light

Friday 29 April Liza Lim/Australian Opera. Liza Lim - The Compass; Riccardo Formosa - Dedica for oboe and orchestra; Brett Dean - Bliss (excerpts); Moya Henderson - Lindy (excerpts); Margaret Campbell and David Young - The Minotaur Trilogy (excerpts); Helen Gifford - Regarding Faustus (excerpts)


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