Sound Lounge for Friday 8 September 2017
Late start this week, so as to fit in the whole of Michael Houstoun’s epic Beethoven outing with violinist Bella Hristova. The most audacious violin sonatas ever composed at the time, don’t miss them!
Following that, we celebrate John Cage’s birthday tonight in Sound Lounge – there’s more to him than 4’33”. A lot more. Tune in for one of his exquisite pieces for piano.
Plus, the next and last finalist up for the SOUNZ Contemporary Award 2017, Jeroen Speak.
And a NEW ALBUM from Rattle: the beautiful Parlour Games, from the Jade String Quartet.
JOHN CAGE: Dream
Jeanne Kirstein (pno)
New World Records 80664
JEROEN SPEAK: Serendipity Fields
Xia Jing (guzheng), NZ Trio
VARIOUS COMPOSERS: Selection from the album Parlour Games
Jade String Quartet
10:00 Japanese Contemporary
Cornelius - Mellow Waves
Nick Bollinger discusses the first album in a decade from Japanese electro-pop collagist Cornelius.
KAREN TANAKA: Techno Etudes I-III
Signe Bakke (piano)
KAREN TANAKA: Water and Stone
New World Records 80683
Ayuo - Izutsu
Ayuo (whose name translates as Fish-Life) is one of the most enigmatic figures in Japan, as unique as Moondog, Sun Ra or Haino Keiji, with whom he occasionally collaborates. Ayuo's music is a delicate balance of world music traditions, new age, improvisation and classical composition. Izutsu is a one-act opera based on an ancient Noh play, scored for Celtic harp, hurdy gurdy, sitar-guitar and traditional Japanese instruments. Timeless music with a charming, mystical quality–hypnotic, sensitive and alluring. (Tzadik Records)
AYUO: Isutzu 1 & 10, Taiyo
Tzadik TZ 7227
11:00 New Music Dreams
Tim Prebble's soundtrack to the film One Thousand Ropes is a nominee for the 2017 APRA Best Original Music in a Film Award. The winner will be announced at the Silver Scrolls at the end of the month.
TIM PREBBLE: Soundtrack to the film One Thousand Ropes
Tim Prebble (celeste, piano, modular synth, backwards gtr, processing), Aroha String Quartet, Joan Perarnau Garriga (double bass), Jeremy Fitzsimons (percussion), The Tudor Consort