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Nikki Chooi appointed concertmaster of the New York Met

BODY: Caravan for solo violin
Performers: Nikki Chooi (vln)

Gillian Whitehead

Gillian Whitehead Photo: Gareth Watkins / Lilburn Trust / Wallace Arts Trust.

Maori Language Week - Gillian Whitehead

WHITEHEAD: Hine te Kakara
Aroha Yates-Smith (chant), Richard Nunns (taonga puoro), Tuhonohono
Atoll ACD 412

Sound Dome: Composing with Space

"What makes your heart sing? For me, and for the other members of SoundDome.Org it is the point of intersection between sound, technology, and space. The sound dome brings to life an extraordinary three-dimensional sound world previously conceivable only in the imagination of the composer." - John Coulter

John Coulter is the brains behind New Zealand’s The Sound Dome: the purpose-built, futuristic new space for new music, kitted out with 25 speakers and promising to blow your mind. The premiere happens 15 July: John Coulter has made a special stereo cut of one of the works being performed along with another of the Sound Dome composers, David Downes.

JOHN COULTER: While the Sun Shines
John Coulter (electronics)
Private Recording

Karlheinz Company

DAVID DOWNES: Defense Mechanism
David Downes (disklavier and electromechanical drum kit realisation)
Private Recording

Read Gainsford

NZ pianist and new music champion, in town for the Wallace International Piano Festival.

CRUMB: Selections from Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
Black Box BBM 1076


Alexandre da Costa (vln), Montreal SO/Pedro Halfter
Warner 2564 67195

Watch Movement 3, Assembly Line, from Fire and Blood:

Michael Daugherty is obsessed by the work of Mexican painter Diego Rivera. He describes Fire and Blood as 'The music Diego Rivera would have written were he a musician not painter'. 

Glorious Victory by Diego Rivera

Glorious Victory by Diego Rivera Photo: Creative Commons

LILBURN: The Return
Tim Elliott (narrator), Mahi Potiki (Maori voice), NZBC Electronic Studio, Willi Gailer (technical supervisor)
Atoll ACD 404

11:00 New Music Dreams

Harold Budd

Music Inspired by Harold Budd

Tributes by many ambient artists to the LA-based composer who has had a huge influence on the genre and turned 80 this year.

HAROLD BUDD & BRIAN ENO: Lost in The Humming Air
Harold Budd (pno), Brian Eno (electronics)
VIRGIN 331976

VARIOUS: Lost In the Humming Air: Music Inspired by Harold Budd
Various Artists
Oktaf 004