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7:00 WOMAD Taranaki 2015

Thirteen programmes of live performances from artists recorded at the Festival held in New Plymouth last March.

Malawi Mouse Boys perform at WOMAD 2015

Malawi Mouse Boys perform at WOMAD 2015 Photo: Zac Arnold

(6) Malawi Mouse Boys

As childhood friends, they sold barbecued field mice on sticks as snacks to travellers in rural Africa. Now, Malawi Mouse Boys have the world mesmerised by their sweet, soulful singing. While the group's name pays homage to their childhood job, their music pays homage to God through a peculiarly African interpretation of gospel music (RNZ)

8:00 Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez Photo: Nationaal Archief

Robin Maconie looks at Pierre Boulez's peers and influences

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10:00 Relevant Tones

Composer Spotlight: Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Reed Thomas

Augusta Reed Thomas Photo: Jason Smith

One of the leading composers of our time and an ardent promoter of new music throughout the world, Augusta Read Thomas is an artistic force to be reckoned with.  Championed by Pierre Boulez in her early years and later named composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Thomas rose early to the top of her profession and has remained there ever since. (WFMT)

Augusta Read Thomas: Words of the Sea, III
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Thomas: Aureole (excerpt)
DePaul University Symphony Orchestra/Colnot
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Thomas: In My Sky at Twilight, I. Deeper than all Roses
CSO MusicNOW Ensemblep/Boulez; Brandes, s.
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Thomas: Terpsichore’s Dream
Chamber Orchestra/Colnot
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Thomas: Caprice fr. Traces
Makiko Hirata, p,
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Thomas: (kiss me) fr. Two E.E. Cummings Songs
The Elm City Girls’ Choir
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11:00 New Music Dreams