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Tuesday 14 June 2011

Presented by Robbie Ellis

7:00 - Michael Hill catch-up

The 2011 Michael Hill International Violin Competition concluded on the weekend. First prize went to Sergei Malov (Russia). Richard Lin (Taiwan/USA) was the second place-getter, and also the winner of the prize for best performance of the New Zealand commissioned work (the compulsory test piece in Round II). Past pieces have come from Gillian Whitehead, John Rimmer, David Farquhar, Ross Harris and Gareth Farr. This year it was:

PSATHAS: Gyftiko
Richard Lin (vln)
(Recorded by RNZ, 5 June 2011, Queenstown Memorial Hall)

You can download 18 different performances of this (and heaps more besides) at

RIMMER: The Dance of the Sibyl
Yvonne Lam (vln)
Waiteata WTA 011

Video of Richard Lin's performance of Gyftiko:

7:20 - Two Boys

Nico Muhly (composer) and Craig Lucas (libretto) have created Two Boys, "a new opera that lifts the lid on the risks of life online". The première season with English National Opera opens in London on 24 June, and they've uploaded a publicity video (which The Guardian's Tom Service has criticised).

MUHLY: Wonders
Helgi Hrafn Jónsson (vox/tbns), Árni Heimir Ingófsson (hpschd), Nico Muhly (celeste/kbs)
Bedroom Community HWY 018

7:37 - Berlin im Licht

EISLER: Eight Piano Pieces Op 8
Matthew Rubinstein (pno)
Berlin Classics 030 0196 BC

WOLPE: Stehende Musik
Matthew Rubinstein (pno)
Berlin Classics 030 0196 BC

7:58 - A Sequence of Sequences

WOLPE: Form IV: Broken Sequences
Peter Serkin (pno)
Koch International 3-7450

BERIO: Sequenza I for flute
Nora Shulman (fl)
Naxos 8.557661-63

MESSIAEN: II. Séquence du verbe, cantique divin, from Trois Petites Liturgies de la présence divine
Maîtrise de Radio France, Roger Muraro (pno), Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes Martenot), Hélène Collerette (vln), Radio France Phil/Myung-Whun Chung
DG 477 7944

BERIO: Sequenza III for female voice
Tony Arnold (sop)
Naxos 8.557661-3

LILBURN: Dance Sequence-Expo 70
Atoll ACD 404

BERIO: Sequenza V for trombone
Alain Trudel (tbn)
Naxos 8.557661-3

CRUMB: Dream Sequence (Images II)
Ensemble für neue Musik Zürich
Hat Hut ART 166

9:00 - A prequel to tonight's radiophonic offering

J OSWALD: Sonic Euthanasia, from Plunderphonics
Centrediscs CMCDS-S4

9:01 - 2010 ISCM World New Music Days in Sydney - Radiophonic Works (3 of 3)

Samson YOUNG (Hong Kong): Building Socialism
John OSWALD (Canada): Braziliaries
Austin YIP (Hong Kong): Cambodian Flies at a Temple in Kyoto
Ros BANDT (Australia): Shima: 8 sonic haiku for Kumi

(Supplied by ABC Classic FM)

10:04 - More from Ros Bandt

BANDT: Movements from Stack: Lost in Space & Red; Paean & Black Hole; Grid
Field recordings/electroacoustic, Ros Bandt (sopranino recorder/voice/prepared psaltery)
Move MD 3245

BANDT: Pipe Dance for PVC pipes & tape
Move MD 3075

11:05 - Today in History

SHAVERS: Swedish Schnapps
Gene Krupa (drums), Charlie Shavers (tpt), Bill Harris (tbn), Ben Webster (tsax), Teddy Wilson (pno), Herb Ellis (gtr), Ray Brown (bass)
Verve 833 286

On 14 June 1984, Prime Minister Robert Muldoon called a snap election for 30 days hence. His party lost that election.

11:07 - New Music Dreams

MESSIAEN: Visions de l'Amen
Steven Osborne & Martin Roscoe (pnos)
Hyperion CDA 67366