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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.

John Elmsly

Composer John Elmsly, electro-acoustic music expert and Associate Professor at the University of Auckland for more than 30 years, reflects on his year as the Lilburn composer in residence in Wellington. How should we listen to electronic music? What does music mean for him? And why is he a composer? Charlotte Wilson grabbed him for an interview on his last weekend, in the Lilburn house in Thorndon.

John Elmsly

John Elmsly Photo: Darryl Foong

NZSO cond. Hamish McKeich
RNZ recording
Live recording at the RNZ-SOUNZ Composer sessions 2013

JOHN ELMSLY: Microtungwhorl
Performer: Kamala Bain (recorder), electronic sounds
Private recording

Narrator – Tim Elliott. Maori voice – Mahi Potiki. Technical supervision – Willi Gailer
Realised in the NZBC electronic studio
Atoll ACD 404

Ascot Tce, Wellington in 1972

Ascot Tce, Wellington in 1972 Photo: Allan Ostling

Interested in Lilburn’s house? Listen to Charlotte’s feature on the neighbours, 22 Ascot Tce

JOHN ELMSLY: In Memoriam Rainbow Warrior
Private recording

JOHN ELMSLY: Soft Dawn over Whispering Island
Private recording

JOHN ELMSLY: Three Pieces for Piano (i)
Performer: Stephen de Pledge
RNZ Recording

JOHN ELMSLY: Cello Symphony
Performers:  James Tennant (cello), Auckland Philharmonia cond. John Hopkins
RNZ recording

JOHN ELMSLY: Ritual Auras
Karlheinz Company/John Elmsly
Atoll ACD 842

There Are No More Four Seasons

For those of you not into Vivaldi, we play an excerpt of the amazing take on the red priest's biggest hit by a visionary Swedish duo who toured NZ in September 2016. Mattias Petersson and experimental violinist George Kentros deconstruct and reconstruct old pieces of music to make them relevant to modern times.

George Kentros (vln), Mattias Petersson (electronics)
Sekt Records

10:00 Relevant Tones: Radiohead

Crossover between classical and rock musicians was common in the 1970’s but has taken a bit of a break until recently. Now instead of composers influencing rock musicians like Brian Eno, a rock band is having a huge influence on a diverse array of composers around the globe. The music of Radiohead has been arranged by countless composers and has yielded fascinating results. (WFMT)

Click here to visit Radiohead’s website

Jonny Greenwood playing a glockenspiel with Radiohead at the Heineken Music Hall

Jonny Greenwood playing a glockenspiel with Radiohead at the Heineken Music Hall Photo: Michell Zappa

RADIOHEAD arr Andrew Walker and the Entropy Ensemble: There There
Andrew Walker and the Entropy Ensemble

RADIOHEAD: Videotape

JONNY GREENWOOD: Eat Him By His Own Light, from the soundtrack to There Will Be Blood

RADIOHEAD arr Gentlemen Of Nuco: Let Down & 15 Step
Gentlemen Of Nuco


RADIOHEAD arr Christopher O’Riley: Nice Dream
Christopher O’Riley (pno)

RADIOHEAD arr Vitamin String Quartet: Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Vitamin String Quartet

RADIOHEAD arr Andrew Walker and the Entropy Ensemble: Ideoteque
Andrew Walker And The Entropy Ensemble

11.00 New Music Dreams

DEUX FILLES: Zazinthos; Who Art in Heaven, from Double Happiness
Gemini Forque, Claudine Coule
Papier Maché ‎PULP 32

Deux Filles - Space & Time

Deux Filles - Space & Time Photo: album cover art

"Les Disques du Crépuscule presents Space & Time, a brand new album by Deux Filles, the reclusive arthouse duo comprising Colin Lloyd-Tucker and Simon Fisher Turner, aka Gemini Forque and Claudine Coule...Space & Time sees Deux Filles reunited after 33 (and a third) years of silence, recorded on a musical Grand Tour which took in France, England, Scotland, Nicaragua and Japan. " (Les Disques du Crépuscule)

DEUX FILLES: Space & Time
Gemini Forque, Claudine Coule
Les Disques du Crépuscule TWI 1161

See The Quietus review of Space & Time