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8:30 Fa 发 - A programme of new music that merges Western and Eastern cultures

Guzheng virtuoso Xia Jing, photo courtesy Xia Jing

Guzheng virtuoso Xia Jing, photo courtesy Xia Jing Photo: Xia Jing

Xia Jing (guzheng), NZTrio
ZHOU LONG: Spirit of Chimes; HUI-RAN WANG: Yi Dance; SPEAK: Serendipity fields (première performance); LARDELLI: Shells (première performance); KER: String Taxonomy (première performance); GAO PING: Feng Zheng (première performance) (recorded in Adam Concert Room, Wellington by RNZ)

Watch video of some of the performances here.


Philip Glass

Philip Glass Photo: CC by 2.0

One of the icons of our age turned 80 on Tuesday 31 January – Philip Glass, the man who astounded the world with Einstein on the Beach in 1976 and went from scraping a living as a New York taxi-cab driver to become one of the most successful and influential composers of our time.

Here Charlotte Wilson presents her picks of his music.

GLASS: Music in Twelve Parts, Part 1
Performers: The Philip Glass Ensemble
Orange Mountain Music OMM 0049

GLASS: Symphony for eight
Performers: Conjunto Ibérico, Elias Arizcuren
Ibérico CX 4005

GLASS: Mad Rush
Performers: Philip Glass (pno)
Sony SM3K 62960

GLASS: Spaceship, from Einstein on the Beach
Performers: Philip Glass Ensemble & Chorus, Michael Riesman
Sony SM3K 62960

11:00 New Music Dreams

I.RYOKO: Woes Be Gone, The Passing of Time, The Dancing Lights, from the album Rarities (2007-2011)
Thomas Lambert (electronics)

I.RYOKO: Opening
Thomas Lambert (electronics)