Sound Lounge

Friday 29 May 2015, with Kate Mead & Ryan Smith

#Check out events featuring New Zealand music

7:00 Dawn of Midi in Wellington's Opera House, recorded by us

Dawn of Midi
Dawn of Midi in a lake, courtesy of Wellington Jazz Festival

Their music sounds a lot like trance, only it’s played on all acoustic instruments: muted grand piano, upright bass and drums without cymbals. The rhythms are all based on North and West-African music and this concert, part of the 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival, is a live performance of their second album, Dysnomia.

8:00 Jack Body's Memorial Concert

Jack Body

Jack Body, courtesy of SOUNZ

Gamelan Padhang Moncar play Ladrang Sumarah & Ketawang Parisuka pelog nem, with the voices of Budi Putra & Briar Prastiti.

Mere Boynton performs a karanga and Dame Gillian Whitehead's tribute to Jack, E Haki.

Michael Norris introduces the music from here on, mainly programmed by Jack Body himself.  There are eulogies from Peter Walls, from Michael Norris and from Jack's niece, Vicki Holmes.

Bouyi I
New Zealand String Quartet

'To Julia de Burgos' from Songs & Dances of Desire
Anna Pierard (mezzo), NZSQ, Alexander Gunchenko (db)

III from Love Sonnets of Michelangelo
Linden Loader (mezzo)

III from Love Sonnets of Michelangelo
Martin Riseley (vln), NZSQ, Alexander Gunchenko (db)

'Lacrymae' from Sarajevo
Jian Liu (pno)

V from Five Lullabies
Baroque Voices dir. Pepe Becker

Cries from the Border, extract
NZSQ, The Song Company
Recorded by ABC Classic FM

Gamelan Padhang Moncar play Song of Macapat & Ladrang Erang-erang pelog nem, with the voices of Budi Putri & Briar Prastiti.

10:00 News & weather

10:05 Contemporary Music from the Pacific via Rattle Records

Lightbox                       Passing By

10:50 Fireworks at bedtime

Messiaen's explosive Turangalîla Symphonie, played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, ondes martinot player Jacques Tchamkerten and pianist Roger Muraro, under Thierry Fischer.