Friday 27 May 2016, with Ryan Smith
FREDERIC RZEWSKI: Les Moutons de Panurge
Cedille Records CDR 90000 084
Music by Glen Downie, one of the artists in the exciting line-up of musicians playing at the New Zealand experimental music exhibition currently on at the Turnbull Library in Wellington.
On 28 May US percussionist Garrett Mendelow will present a concert of works by Wellington composers, with pianist Satoko Hayami at the Adam Concert Room , Wellington.
Watch Garrett Mendelow play John Psathas's One Study, One Summary:
PSATHAS: One Summary
Pedro Carneiro (mar), John Psathas (electronics),
Rattle RAT D018
VARIOUS arr Rodger Fox: A selection from the album X: The Rodger Fox Big Band Plays New Zealand
The Rodger Fox Big Band
i.Ryoko (aka Thomas Lambert) is a Wellington-based musician and sound artist whose debut album, Opening, is described as ‘an immersive listening experience that demands attention, constantly reminding the listener of its composer’s expertise and his drive to tell the stories of our world.’Created during his residence at the Audio Foundation.
i.ryoko: selection from the album Opening
The Act of Killing, Indica, Violin Wave, Conflict/Resolution
ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: Selection from the soundtrack to The Imitation Game
London SO/Alexandre Desplat
Sony Classical 8875 01212
PARSIMA: Persian classical improvisation with electronics
Saeed Mirghasemi (setar), Negar Haghighat (daf/tombak), Mona Mokhtari (vocals), Farzad Parsi (guitar), Shahram Ayan (electronics)
MOTTE: A selection from the album Songs For Movies
Anita Clark (vocals, violin)
11:00 New Music Dreams
In his mesmerising anti-epic 40-minute piece And The Black Moths Play The Grand Cinema, New Zealander Dean Roberts' guitar provides the backbone while all around it instruments (piano, viola, organ, harmonium, cello, bass) weave in and out, move about, and disappear on the threshold of audibility. The few times Roberts sings he delivers his lyrics in a murmur while various forms of analog and digital processing further shape this ethereal soundscape.
DEAN ROBERTS: And The Black Moths Play The Grand Cinema
Dean Roberts (gtr, electronics), with various musicians
Fake And Detached; Cindy Tells Me...; Welcome Home, Little Birds; You And The Devil Blues; Sugar Got A Cocaine Heart; The Grandest Of Street; The Dole Of Liars
NIGEL WRIGHT: Mossopolis
Nigel Wright (gtr, laptop)
The High Seas THS001