Callum Blackmore and Alex Taylor during the performance of Jack Body's Turtle Time. Photo: University of Auckland/Eve de Castro-Robinson, used with permission
A concert of tributes to departed giants.
First and foremost in this concert from May 2016, the Karlheinz Company honours composer Jack Body, who died a year earlier – coincidentally and tragically just hours before a Karlheinz Company concert in May 2015.
The ensemble performs Body’s 1968 seminal score Turtle Time along with two international works from that same year by György Ligeti and Steve Reich.
Tributes are also paid to recently departed musicians Pierre Boulez and David Bowie.
The Karlheinz Company is the University of Auckland School of Music's contemporary music ensemble, directed by Eve de Castro-Robinson. This concert was recorded in the School's Music Theatre.
10:05 PM.Jack Body's classic score from 1968, with text by NZ poet Russell Haley, performed by Callum Blackmore (speaker), Jonathan Dunlop (harpsichord), Rachel Song (piano), Cynthia Hsu (harp), Amy Hsu… Read moreAudio
10:10 PM.In tribute to Pierre Boulez who died in January 2016, pianist Stephen De Pledge plays the first five of the composer's Notations, written when he was a student with Olivier Messiaen. Read moreAudio
10:25 PM.One of Steve Reich's early experiments in "process music". Four microphones are hung on their cables above four loudspeakers to which they are connected. When the microphones are directly above the… Read moreAudio
10:40 PM.Eve de Castro-Robinson writes of her work for vocal sextet and string quartet: "Cries of Auckland is based on calls and chants from the concrete and steel canyon of Auckland's Queen St. Beginning with… Read moreAudio