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Composer in Residence at the NZSM: Alison Isadora

Alison Isadora

Alison Isadora Photo: SOUNZ

Alison Isadora left NZ exactly 30 years ago for study in the Hague, and has been based in Amsterdam ever since. She is performed by many of the finest ensembles in Europe, including the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, and returns to the Lilburn House to take up the residency 2016-2017. Charlotte Wilson visits her for an introduction that ranges from her background, influences, her performing group SYNC and the tremendous variety of her recent live recordings, to her wall of inspirational women in the study of 22 Ascot St and her thoughts on being home. 

ALISON ISADORA: Point of Departure (2014) - Matangi Quartet
Part 6 (1999) - Maarten Altena Ensemble
Kokako  (2002) - SYNC -Jan-Bas Bollen & Alison Isadora
Earth Bell (2012) - Marij Gorkom
Zingmond (2007) - Nederlands Vocaal Lab (now Silbersee)
De Zeis (The Scythe) (2006) - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble


Stroma/ Hamish McKeich
Waiteata WTA 055

10:05 Resound 2016

Juliet Palmer

Juliet Palmer Photo: supplied

A collaboration between RNZ and SOUNZ to give past recordings of works by NZ composers new life.

Eight programmes introduced by Kenneth Young.

(5) DOUGLAS MEWS: Prologue, Fugue and Epilogue on the name ‘Schnitger’ (new RNZ recording made in 2014); KIT POWELL: Whale - Philip Powell (tbn), Kit Powell (tape realisation); JULIET PALMER: Swerve – New Zealand SO/Kenneth Young; VICTORIA KELLY: Short Song Cycle - Stroma/Hamish McKeich; LYELL CRESSWELL: Moto Perpetuo - NZTrio (RNZ)

Lyell Cresswell named Arts Laureate

11:00 New Music Dreams

Stranger Things soundtrack Volume I

Stranger Things soundtrack Volume I Photo: Cover art

Inspired by the 1980s genre films of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter and the like and set in the 80s, this sci-fi horror TV series uses a soundtrack that is an arpeggiation-filled homage to synthesiser music of the era.

KYLE DIXON/MICHAEL STEIN: Soundtrack to the TV series Stranger Things
Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein (synthesisers)
Lakeshore Records 780163484526