29 April 2016
Australian music on air & online, May 2016
ABC Classic FM - New Waves podcast
12 May Metropolis 01: Australian Art Orchestra -
Hymns to Pareidolia
Peter Knight - Diomira (WP), Austin Buckett - Virtuoso Pause
19 May Metropolis 02: Plexus - Pulsations
New works by Andrew Batt-Rawden, Jesmond Grixti, Graeme Koehne, John Parker, and James Wade
26 May: Metropolis 03: Michael Kieran Harvey -
City of Snakes
Michael Kieran Harvey - Piano Sonata No. 3 (2016) and two world premieres
ABC Classic FM - Music Makers and concert broadcasts
Music Makers features
Saturday 21 May at 12pm (rescheduled from 30 April): The Piano Mill - the story of a creative partnership that led to the creation of a unique musical building. The Piano Mill was designed and built by Brisbane architect Bruce Wolfe. A unique long-form musical work for its 16 pianos was composed by Erik Griswold. Producer: Stephen Adams
Concert broadcast schedule
Saturday 7 May 2pm Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Includes Paul Stanhope - Cello Concerto Dawn and Darkness (world premiere)
Tuesday 10 May 8pm Canberra International Music
Includes Gerard Brophy - Canticles (world premiere)
Thursday 12 May 8pm Canberra International Music
Includes: Konstantin Koukias - Epirus, an Ancient Voice (Australian premiere)
Friday 20 May 8pm Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra;
Genevieve Lacey, recorder; Marko Letonja, conductor
Includes Elena Kats-Chernin - Re-Inventions movements 1, 2, 3, 5; Joseph Twist - O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Saturday 21 May 8pm Metropolis New Music
Festival: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Includes: Barry Conyngham - Diasporas (world premiere)
Tuesday 24 May 8pm Australia Ensemble
Includes - Andrew Ball - new work
Tuesday 31 May 10pm: Firebird Trio
Includes Benjamin Martin - Redwood Rag; Ragtime
ABC RN: The Music Show
1 May at 11.05am: New Music from Vanishing Languages (Liza Lim et al.); May Howlett at 85 (interview) - details.
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.
2 May at 2pm: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra - Live Mayhem. Led by saxophonist James Ryan (the Subterraneans) this 12-piece big band have been performing in Sydney since 2012, and their debut live album is a collection of recordings from many of these venues (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 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 Leah Blankendaal, Benjamin Heim, David Megarrity, Jakob Bragg, Alex Turley, Caerwen Martin and Rishin Singh.
Making Waves playlists are curated by Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias.
3MBS - Australian Sounds
With Leah Blankendaal / Zoe Barker, Fridays at 10pm
6 May: Experimental Music, presented by Zoe Barker. Interview with Caerwen Martin from the Making Waves playlist. Cat Hope - Kuklinski's Dream; Caerwen Martin - Hellow; Alex Turley - To See the World in a Grain of Sand.
13 May: Metropolis New Music Festival, presented by Leah Blankendaal. Michael Bakrnčev - Flight; Brett Dean - Old Kings in Exile; Jakob Bragg - Atmosphoria; Evan Lawson - Orpheus and the Cave
20 May: Australian Orchestral Works, presented by Zoe Barker. Georges Lentz - Ngangkar, Ross Edwards - White ghost dancing, Anne Boyd - Black Sun, Elena Kats-Chernin - Dance of the Paper Umbrellas
27 May: Site Specific Music, presented by Leah Blankendaal. Josten Myburgh - blessed, Very blessed; Moya Henderson - Sacred Site; Ros Bandt - Whispering Between Stars; Frank Millward - Calling the Turtles in; Linda Kouvaras - Bundanon Sonata
6 May Colin Black: Sonic Reflections (duration 51:30) world premiere broadcast. How does one write the history of radiophonic art? To find answers, Colin Black has interviewed artists, program makers and academics from all over the world. Black's work of radio art, about radio art, will be broadcast on the German Deutschlandradio Kultur channel on 6 May just after midnight, Berlin time (8 am AEST). Program details and live streaming. Program details and live streaming.
Listen again - additions to our last update
Note that in many cases programs are available for one month following the broadcast, after which the audio is no longer available.
ABC RN The Music Show
• James Ledger's Hollow Kings - Ledger talks about his new orchestral piece Hollow Kings which takes inspiration from four of Shakespeare's flawed and tragic kings Macbeth, Henry VIII, Richard III and King Lear, and features the electric guitar as a modern day lute.
• Happy Birthday: Anne Boyd at 70 - Anne Boyd talks about the figures of Wilfrid Mellers and Peter Sculthorpe, about teaching and running, and about JS Bach.
ABC RN Earshot
• Broadcast 26-28 April, the Three front doors and a paddock series by composer Andrew Ford and painter Ben Quilty - the two artists talk about artistic practice, making a living, honouring the canon, and many other topics.
ABC Jazz: Home Cooked
• James Morrison's playlist of all-Australian jazz to the students attending Generations In Jazz in Mt Gambier South Australia
• saxophonist Rick Robertson (D.I.G., Baecastuff) talks about Stu Hunter's The Migration suite
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