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9:00 Blackbird Ensemble - Björk: All Is Full Of Love

How can you do Björk if you’re not Björk? Her music is unique, so seemingly knitted to her own personality and her own performance style. Claire Cowan and her Auckland-based Blackbird Ensemble took up the challenge for a show at Q Theatre where they performed 16 arrangements of her songs. (Recorded by RNZ at Q Theatre, Auckland)

Anna Coddington, Sarah Belkner, Jessie Cassin, TEEKS (vocals), Blackbird Ensemble/Claire Cowan (dir)

Vocalist Sarah Belkner with electronics wizz Mark Michel

Vocalist Sarah Belkner with electronics wizz Mark Michel Photo: Matt Henry Photography

RNZ visited one of the Blackbird Ensemble's final rehearsals for the show.


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11:00 New Music Dreams

Paul Douglas (electronics)
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Jeremy Cullen

Jeremy Cullen Photo: Paul McLaughlin

New Zealand composer and pianist Jeremy Cullen's album Scenes Vol. I is made up of pieces he composed for various projects, some real and some imaginary! Jeremy says: "There is no actual documentary called The World of Eugene Atget but if there was I’d like to think these three pieces would be on the soundtrack! I saw an exhibition of his photography at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and was captivated by his photos of Paris from the early 20th Century. He viewed his work as public records and documents rather than “art” but they are exceptionally atmospheric and were an influence on the surrealists."

Jeremy Cullen (pno), Maria Grigoryeva (vla), Lyudmila Kadyrbaeva (cello)
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