Sound Lounge for Friday 18 November 2016
Leonard Cohen: Book of Longing
PHILIP GLASS with lyrics by Leonard Cohen: Book of Longing (excerpt)
Leonard Cohen (spoken text), Dominique Plaisant (sop), Tara Hugo (mezzo), Will Erat (ten), Daniel Keeling (bass-baritone), Philip Glass (keyboard), with various musicians
Orange Mountain 0043
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Insomnia
Ahead of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's concert on Saturday 19 November featuring Salonen's Voilin Concerto, we play another fantastic orchestral work by the Finnish composer - his Insomnia. Salonen says: "The musical processes in Insomnia have a lot in common with the psychology of a sleepless night: some thoughts become prison cells we cannot escape; others keep coming back persistently."
Finnish Radio SO/Esa-Pekka Salonen
DG 477 5375
Michael Gordon: Timber Remixed
In 2009 American composer Michael Gordon composed a work called Timber which requires six percussionists to navigate a wide array of patterns, while each playing only a single simantra—otherwise known as a 2x4. Recently, the who's who of experimental electronic artists were asked to remix this work - the album Timber Remixed is the result.
10:05 Resound 2016
A collaboration between RNZ and SOUNZ to give past recordings of works by NZ composers new life.
Eight programmes introduced by Kenneth Young.
(4) GAO PING: Three Poems of Mu Xin - David Griffiths (bar), New Zealand String Quartet; GARY WILBY: Five Bagatelles for piano - Richard Mapp (pno) (new RNZ recording made in 2014); CHLOE MOON: Requiem for solo flute - Anthony Ferner (fl); EVE DE CASTRO-ROBINSON: Noah's Ark - Ensemble Philharmonia
11:00 New Music Dreams
GOLDMUND: Malady of Elegance
Keith Kenniff (pno)