30 August 2016
Australian music on air & online, September 2016
ABC Classic FM - concert broadcasts
Tuesday 6 September at 8pm The Song Company (recorded 1 September 2016). Includes music by Peter Sculthorpe, Nigel Butterley, Andrew Howes, Chris Williams, and the ensemble's Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, and a contemporary Australian soundscape by beatbox artist Bernie Van Tiel.
Wednesday 7 September 10pm ANAM Australian Voices (recorded in 2014). Text and narration by Samuel Wagan Watson; Paul Dean, clarinet/director; Judith Dodsworth, soprano. Music by Robert Davidson, Paul Dean, Richard Mills, Toby Wren, Stephen Cronin, William Barton, Ralph Hultgren, Mary Mageau, Stephen Stanfield, Peter Rankine, Louise Denson, Damien Barbeler, Sean O'Boyle, Lisa Cheney, John Gilfedder, Tom Adeney, Freeman McGrath, Marianne Scholem, Peter Clark, Betty Beath, Michael Knopf, Stephen Leek, Gerard Brophy.
Thursday 8 September at 10pm Local Heroes - Syzygy Ensemble (recorded in 2014). Includes Gordon Kerry - Making Signs (world premiere).
Friday 9 September at 10pm Australia Ensemble (recorded in 2014). Includes Arthur Benjamin - Clarinet Quintet; Roger Smalley - Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano.
Monday 12 September at 10pm Australia Ensemble - 'Light, Time and Gravity' (recorded 10 September 2016). Includes Matthew Hindson - Light is both a particle and a wave
Wednesday 14 September at 10pm Camerata of St John's (recorded in 2015). Includes music by Iain Grandage and Peter Sculthorpe.
Thursday 15 September at 10pm Local Heroes - Plexus (recorded in 2015). Includes new works by Sally Whitwell, Nat Bartsch, Lisa Cheney, Sally Greenaway, and Maria Grenfell.
Wednesday 28 September at 7pm Australian World Orchestra, concert 1 (LIVE); Alexander Briger, conductor. Includes the world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin's Concerto for 8 Double Basses The Witching Hour.
ABC Classic FM - listen again (recent broadcasts)
ABC Classic FM concert broadcasts as audio on demand, available online for 4 weeks after broadcast date:
• Robertson conducts Schumann and Lentz, broadcast 24 August. Includes premiere of Jerusalem (after Blake) by Georges Lentz.
• Australia Ensemble, broadcast 22 August. Includes Three Birds by pianist Ian Munro with poetry by Emily Dickinson, Matsuo Basho and Judith Wright.
• Greek tragedies by Peggy Glanville-Hicks and Helen Gifford, broadcast 21 August. Premiere recordings of Peggy Glanville-Hicks's opera Sappho, and Helen Gifford's chamber opera Iphigenia in Exile.
• Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Petrushka, broadcast 19 August 2016. The concert includes the world premiere of Elliott Gyger's Acquisition.
• Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Guitar Festival Gala, broadcast 13 August. Includes world premiere of Andrew Ford's Raga for electric guitar and orchestra, with Zane Banks as soloist.
• Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra: Perianes plays Grieg, broadcast 12 August. Includes world premiere of The Saqqara Bird by Melody Eötvös
ABC Classic FM - New Waves podcast
Check the New Waves podcast page for new episodes every week, and subscribe to the podcast to receive new episodes automatically.
Recently added to podcast (click the links to listen/download - see also the podcast page for the last 70 New Waves podcasts):
• Jane Sheldon: Symbiosis I. Interview with soprano Jane Sheldon on her curatorial activities and her unusual singing career; with music by Jack Symonds, Elliott Gyger, Kate Neal, Nicholas Vines, and Larry Sitsky.
• Zubin Kanga - Dark Twin. Interview with pianist Zubin Kanga on the art of collaboration; with music by Stefan Prins (Belgium), Julian Day, Ben Carey, Daniel Blinkhorn, and Cat Hope.
• Introducing Kupka's Piano. Interviews with Kupka's Piano pianist Alex Raineri and composers Corrina Bonshek and Lisa Cheney about the group, the music, and performer-composer collaboration; with music by Michael Mathieson-Sandars, Lisa Cheney, Eric Wubbels (U.S.), and Corrina Bonshek.
• Plexus - Polyphony, part 1. New music for the unusual combination of clarinet trio and chamber choir, by composers Ed Frazier Davis (U.K./U.S.) and Dermot Tutty, and interviews with the composers.
Coming up next on New Waves (click the link to subscribe to the podcast and receive new episodes automatically):
1 September Plexus - Polyphony, part 2. New music for the Plexus trio by Andrew Aronowicz, Andrzej Karalow, and Harry Sdraulig, and interviews with the composers.
8 September Totally Huge: Akousmatikoi, part 1. Interview with curator/composer Steve Paraskos, with new electro-acoustic music by Kynan Tan, Chris Cobilis and Dobromila Jaskot (Poland/Aus), recorded at the 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival.
15 September Totally Huge: Akousmatikoi, part 2. Interview with curator/composer Steve Paraskos, with new electro-acoustic music by Cat Hope, Stuart James, and Steve Paraskos, recorded at the 2015 Totally Huge New Music Festival.
22 September Roger Smalley - Intermodulations. Previously unrecorded electro-acoustic chamber classics by Roger Smalley (1943-2015), performed by Decibel, introduced in interview by Decibel director Cat Hope.
29 September Louise Devenish - Experimental Music for One Percussionist. New studio recording of music for solo percussionist with electronics by Kate Moore and Cat Hope, introduced in interview with the commissioner-performer Louise Devenish.
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 September, the playlist theme is 'Spoken Waves', and composers included are Isabella Gerometta, Hanli Botha, Luke Hutton, Andrew Ball, Corrina Bonshek, Ben Hoadley, Samantha Wolf and Lisa Cheney.
Making Waves playlists are curated by Lisa Cheney and Peggy Polias.
3MBS - Australian Sounds
With Zoe Barker, Fridays at 10pm. The most recent program is available for listening on the website, other past programs by subscription. Coming up in September:
2 September: BIFEM composers and artists. Liza Lim - The Heart's Ear; David Chisholm - Instruction Manual or Pavane for a Pop-up Book; Chris Dench: Ik(s)land[s]; Ross Edwards - Nura
9 September: Composers based in Tasmania. Maria Grenfell - Stealing Tutunui; Michael Kieran Harvey - 48 Fugues for Frank Zappa (nos 2, 6 & 10); Scott McIntyre - String Quartet No. 3 - A letter to the King of Norway part 2; Russell Gilmour - You Say You've Seen Seven Wonders; Karlin Greenstreet Love - Vasco Pyjama
16 September: Composers based in SA and ACT. Becky Llewellyn - Song Web, Vladimir Illych on the ladder of history; Catherine Leahy - Skins; David Harris - Compossible; Graeme Koehne - Elevator Music; Calvin Bowman - Homage to Mozart; Larry Sitsky - De Profundis
23 September: Australian composers abroad. Liza Lim - Songs Found in Dream; Kate Moore - Debris and Alchemy; David Holyoake - Halcyon Birds; Jane Stanley - Celestial Dance; Joe Twist - I Dance Myself to Sleep
ABC RN The Music Show
• LISTEN AGAIN: Helen Gifford, award-winning composer. Repeat broadcast of Andrew Ford's 2015 interview with composer Helen Gifford. Broadcast 21 August.
• LISTEN AGAIN: Women composers - a raw deal? In the studio Sally Macarthur, Peggy Polias and Lisa Moore. Broadcast 6 August.
ABC Jazz: Home Cooked
• LISTEN AGAIN Foran Picks Spence. Brisbane pianist Sean Foran as a guest programmer on this episode - and he's selected another piano player, Alister Spence. Broadcast 29 August.
• LISTEN AGAIN Shannon in Cologne. Home Cooked explores a new recording by Shannon Barnett ahead of her appearance at the 2016 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz. The Australian trombone player recorded the CD, Juan Playschool, live in Cologne, where she's now based. In her band: Stefan Karl Schmid (tenor sax), David Helm (bass) Fabian Arends (drums).. Broadcast 22 August.
• LISTEN AGAIN Two Titans. Celebrating two of Australia's most revered pianists this week: Mike Nock and Tony Gould join forces for a collaboration with Monash Uni. Broadcast 15 August.
• LISTEN AGAIN Iron in the Blood. Jeremy Rose's 'Earshift Orchestra' brings together music and spoken word in a unique setting on a recording titled Iron in the Blood, inspired by Robert Hughes's The Fatal Shore. Jeremy joins Home Cooked on this episode to talk about the project. Broadcast 8 August.
A growing selection of snippets from Home Cooked archives is available on Soundcloud.
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