Guest details for Saturday Morning 3 December 2011


8:15 Grant Morris

New Zealand writer Grant Morris is based in New Orleans, where he hosts the Happy Hour webcast, and produces the business show, Out to Lunch.


8:35 John Huckerby

John Huckerby is the founder and executive officer of Awatea, which advocates, assists and accelerates the development of the marine energy industry in New Zealand. He is also the director of energy industry consultancy Power Projects Limited, and current chair of the international collaborative body Ocean Energy Systems.


9:05 Bernard Spolsky

Professor Bernard Spolsky is a world-renowned linguist whose work over the last 40 years includes research on language policy, sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, language testing and its history, and language attitudes and identity. He was keynote speaker at a symposium at Victoria University of Wellington focusing on the survival of Māori and Pasifika languages.


9:40 Robert Catto

Robert Catto is a Wellington photographer of Canadian origin who specialises in performing arts, live event and location photography. He will be talking about Rupert Julian, New Zealand’s least-known world-famous Hollywood star.


10:05 Playing Symphonies with Peter Walls

Peter Walls has been chief executive of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for nearly a decade, and retires on Christmas Eve. He will conduct the NZSO in two free musical workshops on how to listen to a symphony, Close Encounters: The Classical Symphony (14 December) and Close Encounters: The Romantic Era (15 December), both at the Wellington Town Hall. On Saturday 17 December from 10.30am he conducts the NZSO at Te Papa, a free day of musical entertainment for the whole family.


11:05 Julian Rayner

Dr Julian Rayner is a New Zealand molecular biologist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK. Since 2008, he has been working on the Sanger Institute Malaria Programme, where he leads a group that recently published research in the Lancet on the prospect of developing a vaccine against malaria, a disease that costs the lives of 800,000 people every year.


11:40 Nick Carman

Nick Carman is a structural engineer. With nine other Kiwis, he is about to leave New Zealand for Beijing to begin a ski trip that will follow the Silk Road, the old interconnected trade route across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, finishing in Venice in April 2012.


Music played during the programme

Playing Symphonies with Peter Walls

Ronald Brautigam: Mozart, Variations on “Ah, vousdirai-je, maman”
From the album: Mozart Complete Variations
Played at around 10:10

Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle: Symphony No. 1 in C Major
From the album: Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 3
(EMI Classics)
Played at around 10:15

Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Daniel Barenboim: Tristan und Isolde; Prelude
From the album: Wagner, Tristan und Isolde
Played at around 10:20

Simon O’Neill and the NZSO conducted by Pietari Kinkinen: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
From the album: Wagner: Father and Son
(EMI Classics)
Played at around 10:35

NZSO conducted by Pietari Inkinen: Sibelius Symphony No. 3, first movement
From the album: Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 in C major
Played at around 10:45

NZSO conducted by Pietari Inkinen: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, second movement
Radio New Zealand Concert recording at the Musikverein.
Played at around 10:55

Other music played

Leonard Cohen: Show Me the Place
From the forthcoming album: Old Ideas
Played at around 10.05

Katalyst: Day Into Night
From the 2011 album: Deep Impressions
(BBE Records)
Played at around 11:05

Beck: Stormbringer
From the 2011 album: Johnny Boy Would Love This – a Tribute to John Martyn
(Cooking Vinyl)
Played at around 11:10

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings: I’m Not Going to Cry
From the 2011 album: Soul Time!
(Daptone Records)
Played at around 11:15

Adam Cohen: What Other Guy
From the 2011 album: Like a Man
(Cooking Vinyl)
Played at around 11:25

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Chris Adams