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29 September 2009

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in October 2009

Australian music on ABC Classic FM in October 2009

In October on ABC Classic FM New Music Up Late (now broadcasting two days a week on digital radio and online), is having a big Australian month with ten programs of Australian content, including the Ian Potter Foundation special concert, Electrofringe festival, ELISION ensemble, composer/sound artists Cat Hope and Ros Bandt, Liquid Architecture festival and more broadcast premieres of Australian concerts on both Friday and Saturday nights from 10.30pm. And In Performance and our other concert broadcast programs include a number of Australian works as well.

Meanwhile the AMU podcast presents NOW now '09, recordings from the diverse venues of this year's NOW now Festival, including a cave and a street corner. And the collection of ABC archival recordings of Australian music continues to grow at classic/amp.

New Music Up Late

Friday 2 October 10.30pm
Our new companion program to Saturday night's show, tonight featuring a special concert presentation of new works commissioned by the Ian Potter Foundation from composers Richard Mills, Damian Barbeler, Liza Lim and Anthony Pateras, recorded 1 October by ABC Classic FM at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.

Saturday 3 October 10.30pm - Electrofringe
Tonight we take an aural stroll through the many sounds on offer at this year's Electrofringe festival, part of This Is Not Art held in Newcastle, NSW.

Friday 9 October 10.30pm
Our new companion program to Saturday night's show features more first broadcasts of Australian concerts.

Saturday 10 October 10.30pm - Off The Record: Cat Hope
Tonight we spin discs from the collection of WA composer/performer/sound artist and lecturer Cat Hope, talk to her about her own music and the other artists that matter to her.

Friday 16 October 10.30pm
Our new companion program to Saturday night's show features more first broadcasts of Australian concerts.

Saturday 17 October 10.30pm - ELISION in Session
Tonight we feature a new recording of Aussie international ensemble ELISION in a studio double concert of new works from younger Australians Robert Dahm and ensemble member Benjamin Marks alongside Australian premieres of recent works from long-time ELISION associate Liza Lim, and from new and old international friends Michael Finnissy, Richard Barrett, Jeroen Speak and Evan Johnson.

Friday 23 October 10.30pm
Our new companion program to Saturday night's show features more first broadcasts of Australian concerts.

Saturday 24 October 10.30pm - Blue Gold, mark II
Tonight we mark this international day of climate change action with the broadcast premiere of a new studio production of composer Ros Bandt's Blue Gold, an electroacoustic work fusing environmental recordings with performance by clarinettist Richard Haynes and cellist Louise King in an investigation of the delicate balance between wet and dry.

Friday 30 October 10.30pm
Our new companion program to Saturday night's show features more first broadcasts of Australian concerts.

Saturday 31 October 10.30pm - Liquid Architecture 10
Tonight we hear recordings from this year's Liquid Architecture festival and an interview with festival founder Nat Bates.

In Performance

Friday 2 October 8.00pm - West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Paul Daniel, conductor; Kyoko Takezawa, violin.
Incl. James Ledger - Arcs and Planes

Saturday 3 October 8.00pm - Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Ian Munro, piano; William Hennessy, violin/director.
Incl. Ian Munro - Divertimento

Saturday 24 October 9.15pm - Southern Cross Soloists; Alexis Kenny, flute
Incl. Brett Dean - Polysomnography

Wednesday 28 October 7.00pm - Australian String Quartet; Brett Dean, viola
Incl. Brett Dean - Eclipse

Friday 30 October 8.00pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Feng Ning, violin; Arvo Volmer, conductor
Incl. Nigel Westlake - Shimmering Blue

Saturday 31 October 8.00pm - The Song Company; Roland Peelman, conductor
Incl. Damien Ricketson - In God's Esperanto; Martin Wesley-Smith - Hey Diddle Diddle; doublethink


Wednesday 28 October 1:05pm - Goldner String Quartet
Incl. Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No 12 From Ubirr

Tuesday 13 October 3:05pm - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor; Howard Shelley, piano; Women of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Incl. Eugene Goossens - Phantasy-Concerto for piano

Saturday Session

Saturday 3 October 3.00pm - Maria Okunev, soprano; Louise Scott Houghton, piano
Incl. Betty Beath - Towards the Psalms; Alan John - The Eighth Wonder: When English ships; George Palmer - Aimons-nous et dormons

Saturday 10 October 3.00pm - Janet Webb, flute; Jocelyn Fazzone, piano
Incl. John Carmichael - A Little Night Music

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm - Australian music from disc with Julian Day

3 October
Mark Norton - Hommage to Leo Kottke; Ross Edwards - Concerto for Guitar and Strings; Elena Kats-Chernin - Deep Sea Dreaming; Ian Blake - Starling; Brett Dean - Between Moments

10 October
Nigel Westlake - Malachite Glass; Shenton Gregory, Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo & Lara Goodridge - Venice Underwater; Sean O'Boyle - Concerto for Didjeridu; Miriam Hyde - Forest Echoes, Lonely Trees, The Quiet Meadow; Robert Davidson - Coonowrin

17 October
Elena Kats-Chernin - Butterflying; Sean O'Boyle - Concerto for Shakuhachi and Orchestra; Graeme Koehne - Elevator Music; Robert Davidson - Big Decisions: 'The Whitlam Dismissal'

24 October
George Dreyfus - Rush; Ross Edwards - Ecstatic Dances; Graeme Koehne - Inflight Entertainment; Elena Kats-Chernin - Four Pieces for Clarinet Quartet

31 October
Ruth Lee Martin - Brindabella Blues; Peter Sculthorpe - String Quartet No.16; Sandra France - What Goes Around Comes Around; Rae Howell - Drawn Down

Further links

ABC Classic FM (www.abc.net.au/classic/)
ABC Classic FM - classic amp (www.abc.net.au/classic/amp)

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 on-line projects include the AMU podcast, Orpheus Remix Awards, Lute Project and classic/amp.


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