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Tuesday 12 January 2010

Presented by Robbie Ellis

7:02 - Music from the Shaky Isles

AXTENS: Part the Second
New Zealand SO/James Judd

MELBOURNE/NUNNS: Te Hau Kuri (Dog's Breath)
Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns (taonga pūoro)
University of Waikato UWMD 1202

KNOX: Rake
Chris Knox (muso)
University of Waikato UWMD 1202

DOWNES: Faultlines 1
David Downes (muso)
Gumption GMP 1001

ELMSLY: The Voice of Experience
John Elmsly (pno, electronics)
University of Waikato UWMD 1200

7:28 - End of an Era

LUTOSŁAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
Cincinnati SO/Paavo Järvi
Telarc SACD 60618

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra recently announced that Paavo Järvi would leave the post of Music Director of the orchestra at the end of the 2010-2011 season. No word on whether the conductor and orchestra will continue to make critically acclaimed recordings on the Telarc label, but Järvi has said he plans to come back to Cincinnati every season to guest-conduct.

8:00 - 175 East - Picnic at Limbo Ledge

Programme 1 of 2
(Programme 2 will be broadcast on Tuesday 16 February)

SCIARRINO: Esplorazione del bianco, due
FOX: schwebende Zeit
T.BOWMAN: picnic at limbo ledge
C.WATSON: ...vers libre...

Ingrid Culliford (fl), Richard Haynes & Andrew Uren (cls), Tim Sutton (btbn), Johnny Chang (vln), Katherine Hebley (cello), Vicente Fuertes Gimeno (db), Dylan Lardelli (gtr), James Gardner (cond)

(Recorded by Radio New Zealand at The Basement, Auckland, 26 October 2008)

8:48 - Solar Eclipse

STEINMAN arr. R.Harvey: Total Eclipse of the Heart (very short excerpt)
Lots of synths, London SO/Richard Harvey
Portrait PRTCD 10049

C.BROWN: Eclipse (I am nothing... I am everything)
Optimus Gryme
Optimus 002

MOTT: Eclipse
Christina Petrowska Quilico (pno), Chamber Ensemble: John Brownell (perc), Rob Clutton (bass), John Farah (synthesizer), Ed Hanley (tabla), Kelly Jefferson (t.sax), Kim Chow Morris (dizi), David Mott (b.sax), Joseph Petric (acc), Suba Sankaran (voice), Bassam Shashouk (oud), Sundar Viswanathan (s.sax), Mark Chambers (cond.)
Centrediscs CMCCD 12707

Monty Python
EMI 3 75715

MARESZ: Éclipse
Jean-Marc Foltz (cl), United Instruments of Lucilin/Mark Foster
Sabam FUG 501

The Beta Band
Regal REG 59

MEALE: Nocturnes
Sydney SO/David Porcelijn
Vox Australis VAST 006

WATERS: Eclipse
Pink Floyd: Roger Waters (voice, bass), David Gilmour (guitar, backing voice), Richard Wright (keyboards), Nick Mason (drums)
EMI 8 29752

Katsuya Yokoyama (shakuhachi), Kinshi Tsuruta (biwa)
Philips 432 176

MINGUS: Eclipse
Eric Dolphy (cl), Ron Carter (cello), George Duvivier (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)
Prestige PRCD 4418

There is an annular solar eclipse happening in a few days, starting in Central Africa, running across the Indian Ocean, through the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka, and finishing up in Burma and China. Wikipedia link: Solar eclipse of January 15, 2010.

10:38 - Birthdays

HAYES: Pre-Prelude for Morton Feldman 1926-1987
David Adams (pno)
AIC 001

MELOCHE: Endgame (for Morton Feldman 1926-1987)
Chris Meloche (synths)
English Electric CSA 302

American composer Morton Feldman was born on 12 January 1926.

DE LA ROCHA/THEODORE: Wild International
One Day as a Lion: Zack de la Rocha (voice/kb), Jon Theodore (drums)
Anti 86978

American rock musician Zack de la Rocha was born on 12 January 1970. He's best known for being the frontman of the politically aware rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, and he's continued in this vein in a new project, a duo with former Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore called "One Day as a Lion".

11:05 - New Music Dreams

CRUMB: A Haunted Landscape
Warsaw Phil/Thomas Conlin
Bridge 9113

CRUMB: Four Nocturnes (Night Music II)
ensemble für neue musik zürich: Urs Bumbacher (vln), Viktor Müller (pno)
Hat Hut ART 166

CRUMB: Night of the Four Moons
Dawn Upshaw (sop), Susan Rotholz (fls), David Starobin (banjo), Eric Bartlett (el.cello), James Baker (perc)
Nonesuch 7559-79364

CRUMB: Dream Sequence (Images II)
ensemble für neue musik zürich: Urs Bumbacher (vln), Viktor Müller (pno), Matthias Eser (perc & glass harmonica)
Hat Hut ART 166