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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

The King is Dead: Long live the King! One of the world’s great contemporary ensembles, the BCMG, has a new artistic director – Stephan Meier, taking over from Stephen Newbould who finishes his tenure with them today (!), after almost 30 years. Music: selection from the album ‘Boots of Lead, feet of clay” with the BCMG conducted by Simon Rattle.

Wellington Electronic Music

Selective Yellow

Selective Yellow Photo: Supplied

Electronic music in Wellington is, as ever, alive and well. Zombies on the Horizon continues at the Turnbull Library, and at the Pyramid Club, Selective Yellow are playing Saturday. Chris Wilson talks about his music.

SELECTIVE YELLOW: A selection of music
Chris Wilson (electronics)


JOHANNA DODERER: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No 3 DWV 64
Vilos Trio
Cappriccio C 5520

LEONARDO BALADA: Piano Concerto No 3
Rosa Torres-Pardo (pno), Barcelona Symphony & Catalonia Nat Orch / Jose Serebrier
Naxos 8.557342

JONO EL GRANDE: Ballet morbido in a dozen tiny movements
Jono El Grande (lead vocals, gtrs, synthesizer) with various musicans
Rune Grammofon RCD 2084


11:00 New Music Dreams

KONX-OM-PAX: Regional Surrealism
Tom Scholefield (sequencing, electronics)
Planet Mu Records

Speaking of surrealism, Tom Scholefield is also a graphic artist who's done animations for musicians like Hudson Mohawke (Warp Records), Lone, Mogwai and Jamie Lidell. This is his 2012 show reel. Trippy stuff.

KLARA LEWIS: Selection from the album Too
View, Twist, Too, Beaming
Klara Lewis (sequencing, electronics)
Editions Mego