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Tonight: it’s Imani Winds touring the country until 12 October, the African-American wind quintet, with their composer/founder/flautist Valerie Coleman who is named one of the top 35 female composers in the world by the Washington Post. Tune in for her fabulous African-inspired concerto written for Imani Winds. Plus, a brand new CD out of Lyell Cresswell piano music, The Art of Black & White; we celebrate Jack Body’s birthday, tomorrow with one of his most celebrated pieces, Arum Manis, written for the Kronos Quartet; and in the second hour we continue the African theme with South African composer Kevin Volans – his beautiful first string quartet, White Man Sleeps, and brand new harpsichord music inspired by the music and rhythms of Africa.


Lyell Cresswell - The Art of Black & White

JACK BODY: The Street Where I Live
Jack Body (narrator), Henry Wong Doe (piano)
Rattle RAT D046

JACK BODY: Arum Manis, from Jack Body: Passing By
Kronos Quartet
Rattle RAT D057

VALERIE COLEMAN: Concerto for Wind Quintet
Imani Winds
Koch KIC CD 7599

LYELL CRESSWELL: The Art of Black & White
Stephen De Pledge (piano)
Rattle RAT D074

10:00 Kevin Volans

KEVIN VOLANS: White Man Sleeps
Elaine Funaro, Randall Love (hpschds), Brent Wissick (vla da gamba), John Hanks (percussion)
Archiv ARCD 1208

KEVIN VOLANS: String Quartet No 2, Hunting - Gathering
Duke Quartet
Black Box BBM 1069

11:00 New Music Dreams

“Essential and compelling deconstruction of electronic-infused pop by one of Japan's most impressive young artists.” (Room40)

Aus - Light in August, Later

Aus - Light in August, Later Photo: album cover art

AUS: Headphone Girl, Halo, from the album Lang
Yasushi Fukuzono (guitar, electronics)

AUS: Lifetones
Yasushi Fukuzono (electronics)

AUS: Light in August, Later
Yasushi Fukuzono (guitar, electronics), Cokiyu (vocals), Akio Chiba (piano)
Someone Good RMG 008