23 Jun 2018

Michael Finnissy's "above earth's shadow"

From Sound Lounge, 9:00 pm on 23 June 2018
Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy Photo: Artist's website www.michaelfinnissy.info

The Auckland-based contemporary music ensemble 175 East is in a performing hiatus at the moment, but this year they've released some oldish recordings of their performances of a couple of works by British composer Michael Finnissy.

The recordings are available as downloads from the group's Bandcamp site. And they've also been released on a beautifully-produced vinyl LP complete with information-rich booklet.

This audio is not downloadable due to copyright restrictions.

The past and present music directors of 175 East, James Gardner and Samuel Holloway, talk to Tim Dodd about the second of the two works, Finnissy's above earth's shadow, which features violinist Mark Menzies.

Samuel Holloway and James Gardner

Samuel Holloway and James Gardner Photo: supplied