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29 August 2011

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in September 2011

Australian Music on ABC Classic FM in September 2011

This month on ABC Classic FM, New Music Up Late takes you to Perth for the 2011 Totally Huge New Music Festival (15-25 September), featuring local artists Decibel, Etica, Phil Everall Ensemble and an array of emerging West Australian voices, plus interstate and international talent. Featured composers include Ross Bolleter, Cat Hope, Lindsay Vickery (all from WA), young emerging figures such as Rebecca Erin Smith and Kynan Tan, and profile interstate visitors Austin Buckett (ACT), Peter Knight & Dung Nguyen (VIC), and Anthony Pateras (VIC).

And in our Newcastle Sunday Live concerts you can hear more Australian concert music. University of Newcastle Chamber Choir performs music by the Iain Grandage, Gordon Hamilton and director Philip Matthias (11 September), while the following Sunday members of Ensemble Offspring present works by Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin, Stuart Greenbaum and Andrew Ford, all broadcast live from the Newcastle Conservatorium's Harold Lobb Hall on 18 September.

In Performance features more live broadcasts with Ian Munro's brand new Piano Quintet (3 September), and classics by Brett Dean (17 September) and Peter Sculthorpe (23 September). There's also an all-Graeme Koehne concert from the Port Ferry Music Festival (26 September). Also from Port Ferry, the Grigoryan brothers present guitar music including works by Slava Grigoryan himself and longtime associate Shaun Rigney (27 September). For more details, see below.

And don't forget that you can also listen to and read about Australian music online. Check out the new Australian music site with improved information and the continuing presentation of archival recordings at classic/amp, or subscribe to our weekly AMU podcast (http://www.abc.net.au/classic/podcasts/feeds/amu.xml) for new Australian music direct to your computer. Recent podcasts include Melbourne's inaugural Handmade Music Festival, featuring Rod Cooper, Cor Fuhler and John Jacobs performing on a variety of self-created acoustic and electronic instruments.

New Music Up Late

With Julian Day

Saturday 10 September 10:30pm - Off the Record: Graeme Koehne
Koehne joins Julian Day in studio to spin some tracks and talk about his music and influences.

Saturday 17 September 10:30pm - Totally Huge - Piano Tapestry (fast-turn-around)
Mark Gasser premieres a new interactive work by West Australian composer, Lindsay Vickery (plus works by Lugi Nono and Ronald Stevenson). Anthony Pateras presents the premiere performance of his work BLEED DON'T BLOCK, the outcome of a new approach to his composition for piano. And Ross Bolleter performs The Entropic Piano - for five ruined pianos, creating music from the remnants.

Friday 23 September 10:30pm - Totally Huge report
More from the festival with music and interviews recorded throughout the week.

Saturday 24 September 10:30pm - Totally Huge studio special
Decibel (WA), Marina Rosenfeld (US), Austin Buckett (ACT), Phil Everall Ensemble (WA), Peter Knight & Dung Nguyen (VIC) join us in ABC Perth studios for a special festival sampler.

Sunday Live

Direct broadcast from the Harold Lobb Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. Concert-goers in Newcastle are welcome. Please be seated by 2.50pm as the performance begins promptly at 3pm. Entry is free.

Sunday 11 September 3.00pm - University of Newcastle Chamber Choir; Josephine Tam, piano; Philip Matthias, director.
Includes: Iain Grandage - The Owl and the Pussycat; Gordon Hamilton - Bayami; Radiohead arr. Philip Matthias - Pyramid

Sunday 18 September 3.00pm - Ensemble Offspring: Claire Edwardes, percussion; Jason Noble, clarinet.
Includes: Ross Edwards - Binyang & Interior; Elena Kats-Chernin - Violet's Etude; Tranquil Interlude; Blue Silence; Stuart Greenbaum - April Revisited; Andrew Ford - Boatsong

In Performance

With Julian Day

Saturday 3 September 8.00pm - Goldner String Quartet and Ian Munro, piano
Second chance to hear Ian Munro's new Piano Quintet performed live from the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Saturday 17 September 7.30pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/ Sebastian Lang-Lessing; Alban Gerhardt, cello; live from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, MRC.
Includes: Brett Dean - Testament (orchestral version)

Friday 23 September 8.00pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Arvo Volmer; Nikolai Demidenko, piano; live from Adelaide Town Hall.
Includes: Peter Sculthorpe - Sun Music III

Monday 26 September 9.15pm - Lisa Harper-Brown, soprano; Adelaide Chamber Singers; Seraphim Trio
Graeme Koehne - Mass for the Middle-Aged; The Ringtone Cycle.

Afternoon Concert

With Christopher Lawrence

Tuesday 20 September 1.05pm - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Giancarlo Guerrero; Slava Grigoryan, guitar.
Includes: Nigel Westlake - Antarctica: 'Wooden Ships'

Thursday 22 September 1.05pm - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Olari Elts; James Clayton, baritone; Rosario La Spina, tenor; TSO Chorus.
Includes Richard Mills - Canti di fuoco e ferro (Songs of Fire and Iron)

Tuesday 27 September 1.05pm - Leonard Grigoryan, guitar; Slava Grigoryan, guitar
Includes: Slava Grigoryan - Distance; Fantasy on a theme by William Lawes; Shaun Rigney - Prayer Flags

Weekend Life

Every Saturday afternoon ABC Classic FM presents a showcase of Australian music-making. After our Australian concert at 1pm, we hear a selection of performances by Australian artists, many recorded especially for this program in ABC studios around the country. Music selected by Anna van der Leij

At Home

Saturdays at 7.05pm, selected and presented by Julian Day. Showcasing Australia's finest composers and performers - an hour of all-Australian music for you on Saturday evenings.

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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