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Jeroen Speak

Jeroen Speak Photo: supplied

This week: Jeroen Speak’s back in town! The NZ composer based in London is back for performances and a bit of Aotearoa TLC. Sound Lounge had lunch with him and he brought in his percussion concerto for a world premiere radio broadcast. Also: sax legend George Garzone, veteran of more than 20 recordings, a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet and the teacher of the likes of Joshua Redman, begins a tour of the country: and a profile of Swedish composer Anders Hillborg, who has his Sirens performed next week at the Proms.


GEORGE GARZONE: Selection from the album Four’s and Two’s
George Garzone (tenor saxophone) Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone) Joey Calderazzo (piano) John Lockwood (bass) Bill Stewart (drums)
NYC 760242

JEROEN SPEAK: Percussion Concerto
Forum Music Ensemble, 2015
Private Recording

ANDERS HILLBORG: Clarinet Concerto, Peacock Tales
Martin Fröst (cl), Swedish Radio SO/Esa-Pekka Salonen
Ondine ODE 1006


Kenji Bunch and friend

Kenji Bunch and friend Photo: Erica Lyn

ROBERT DI MARINO: Concerto for Bandoneon and String Orchestra
Cesare Chiacchiaretta (bandoneon), Croatian Phil/Miran Vaupotić
Naxos 8.573315

KENJI BUNCH: 26:2, Ballad, Boiling Point, from the album Boiling Point
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Delos DE 3430

11:00 New Music Dreams

Vermont - II

Vermont - II Photo: album cover art

"Following their much-acclaimed surprise debut album VERMONT from 2014, Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Danilo Plessow and Innervisions' Marcus Worgull reunite for more synth daydreaming on the suitably titled “II”. The new outing continues where the first full-length left off, strolling further down the luminous and undulating path that the duo turned into, influenced in equal measures by kosmische, krautrock, minimal wave and synth soundtracks." (Kompakt Records)

Danilo Plessow, Marcus Worgull (synthesizers, various instruments)
Kompakt 133