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9.00 Sound Lounge - 2016 Sampled

We take another listen to some of the best interviews and music from the past year and throw in some new treats.

Jonathan Crayford plays his picks from his latest album, East West Moon.

Jonathan Crayford

Jonathan Crayford Photo: Rita Nowak

He's been described as New Zealand’s most prolific export and he’s certainly proving that with his current projects - his trio in New York, the orchestra he works with in Spain, his score for the remake of Goodbye Pork Pie (just about to hit our screens!), his film/opera in development El Diablo de Cadaquès and no less than four albums on the go. And that’s just to mention a few. He’s also right here in the country, performing in Auckland and Wellington, and Charlotte Wilson seized the opportunity to haul him into the studio.

JONATHAN CRAYFORD: Moon; Light of the Earth
Jonathan Crayford (pno), Ben Street (dbass), Dan Weiss (drums)
Rattle 410336

NZ Trio - Sway

NZTrio - Sway

NZTrio - Sway Photo: album cover art

In 2016 NZTrio released the first of two new albums on Rattle.

CLAIRE COWAN: Subtle Dances
RATTLE 400641



10:00 Relevant Tones: Ambient Environments

Ambient Environments

Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today? We’ll hear composer’s portrayals of locations like David Sampson’s Grant Park in Chicago, the surrounding islands of Australia from Peter Sculthorpe, Michael Daughterty’s George Washington from Mount Rushmore and more. (WFMT)

DAVID SAMPSON: Grant Park from Chicago Moves
Gaudete Brass
Cedille 136

TOSHIO HOSOKAWA: Landscape V (excerpt)
Mayumi Miyata (sho), Munich CO/Alexander Liebreich,
ECM 2095

New Zealand SO/James Judd
Naxos 8.557382

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: George Washington, from Mount Rushmore
Pacific Symphony/Carl St. Clair
Naxos 8.559749

Chee-Yun (vln), André Emelianoff (cello), Joan Tower (pno)
Naxos 8.559215

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: The Far Country of Sleep (excerpt)
Cabrillo Music Festival Orch/JoAnn Falletta
New Albion 61

CHRISTOPHER TIN: Haf Gengr Hriðum (The Storm-Driven Sea)
Royal Philharmonic & Schola Cantorum/Christopher Tin
Tin Works

PIERRE JALBERT: Glass is a Place, from Icefield Sonnets
Ying Quartet
Dorian 92114

11.00 New Music Dreams

Brian Eno - The Ship

Brian Eno - The Ship Photo: album cover art

Brian Eno (voice, electronics)
WARP 618272

Watch Brian Eno's "The Ship" - A generative film

"An exploration of the music and themes from the new Brian Eno album 'The Ship', forming a journey through modern history to explore the relationship between events present and past. The viewer is invited to view this film and begin an internal discussion about how historical meaning is produced. Does the machine intelligence produce a point of view independent of its makers or its viewers? Or are we - human and machine - ultimately co-creating new and unexpected meanings?" (

Brian Eno (computer), Leo Abrahams (gtr), Jon Hopkins (pno, keyboards, electronics)
Opal Records WARP CD 207