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Tonight: if you tuned into Lyell Cresswell’s fabulous new piano concerto last night, live with Michael Houstoun from the Auckland Town Hall, you’ll be curious about his first! Written in memoriam to his friend, the composer Edward Harper. Also last night Stroma premiered Alison Isadora’s brand new string quartet in Wellington. Tune in for her fabulous Quartet No 1, Point of Departure, premiered in the Hague in 2014.

Plus, American jazz legend David Friesen touring the country: and in the second hour we have another from the fabulous Relevant Tones series from WFMT Chicago, this one called Soundward presenting the best of the cutting edge in new contemporary music.


DAVID FRIESEN: selection from the album “Another Time, Another Place”: Another Time Another Place; Green Hills Slowly Passing By
David Friesen Trio:: David Friesen (bass), Reuben Bradley (drums), Dixon Nacey (guitar)
Rattle RAT-J 1037

Composer Alison Isadora

Composer Alison Isadora Photo: Supplied

ALISON ISADORA: Point of Departure
Matangi String Quartet
Private recording

Stephen de Pledge (pno), New Zealand SO/Hamish McKeich
Naxos 8.573199

10:00 Relevant Tones

Phil Kline is a composer who makes music in many genres and contexts, from experimental electronics and sound installations to songs, choral, theater, chamber and orchestral music; he hosts a two-hour show on Q2 Music. Join Phil Kline as he sits down with Seth Boustead to passionately discuss music that’s hot off the presses in this series ‘Soundward.’

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Dance Music

MEREDITH MONK: Duet with Shifting Ground, Pavement Steps
On Behalf of Nature

MEREDITH MONK: Dark, Light 2
On Behalf of Nature


Dance Music

JONATHAN LESHNOFF: Symphony No. 2 Innerspace IV Fast
Zohar & Symphony No. 2 “Innerspace”

11:00 New Music Dreams

Australian sound artist, composer and 'philosopher of listening' Lawrence English has this to say about his latest album: "Over the course of creating the record, we collectively bore witness to a new wave of humanitarian and refugee crisis, the Brexit decision, the black lives matter movement, the widespread use of sonic weapons on civilians, the Trump presidential campaign, increased drone strikes in Syria and elsewhere, and (acutely for me and other Australians) dire intolerance around race and inequalities related to same sex marriage. The storm had broken and felt utterly visceral. Cruel Optimism is the cathartic shelter I built to weather this storm.”

LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Cruel Optimism (album)
Lawrence English (electronics), with various contributors