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Tuesday 24 May 2011

7:00 - Competition!

Atoll ACD 118 album coverWin one of three copies of the New Zealand String Quartet's latest CD, Notes from a Journey (Atoll ACD 118). Email with the answer to the question you hear on air.

7:01 - SOUNZtender: The Concert

The five composers in SOUNZtender, immaculately photoshopped together.In 2009, SOUNZ - The Centre for New Zealand Music approached the five most recent winners of the SOUNZ Contemporary Award to participate in a fundraising project. SOUNZ auctioned the rights to commission a piece of music from these composers, with bids starting at $5000. The winning bidders had the right to specify the instrumentation for the resulting pieces. In May last year, a concert was held premièring all five works.

PSATHAS: Songs for Simon
Donald Nicolson (pno) & electronics

Diedre Irons (pno)

HARRIS: Four Laments for solo clarinet
Phil Green (cl)

DE CASTRO-ROBINSON: and the garden was full of voices
Gao Ping (pno/vocals)

GENDALL: Suite for string quartet
New zealand String Quartet

(Recorded 30 May 2010 in the Ilott Theatre, Wellington by RNZ)

7:55 - Happy birthday, Rattle Records!

Rattle Records logo2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Auckland-based production house Rattle Records. Two of the label's directors, producer Steve Garden and composer John Psathas, come into the studio to talk about the label's history, back catalogue, birthday celebrations and plans to take on the world in the future. If you're keen to gen up before hearing Steve and John, visit and hear what they're doing for yourself.

Music featured:
Gitbox Rebellion: Zygote (RAT-D001)
DADSON: Fax to Paris (RAT-D003)
MELBOURNE/NUNNS: Tūmatakōkiri (RAT-D004)
MELBOURNE/NUNNS: Tūmatakōkiri remix (RAT-D014)
NUNNS/BAILEY/GARDEN: The Bells/Ngā Pere (RAT-D011)
PSATHAS: Matres Dance (RAT-D003)
PSATHAS: Waiting for the Aeroplane (RAT-D006)
PSATHAS: Minos, from Songs for Simon (RAT-D008)
PSATHAS: Kartsigar, Part 1 (RAT-D022)
MEEHAN/MANHIRE: Across the Water (RAT-D020)
LISIK: Passing On (RAT-J-1005)
PSATHAS: Maenads, from View from Olympus (RAT-DV015)
MASON-BATTLEY/NUNNS: Two Worlds, Three Voices (RAT-D012)
KELLY: Landscape Prelude, Goodnight Kiwi (RAT-D016)

9:50 - Euroradio Ars Acustica

Mattias PETERSSON: 3rd Application
Marina ROSENFELD: Man and Arp
Kaffe MATTHEWS: 40 Floors up cross-sectioned
Savannah AGGER: Guiame los pasos
Diana ROTARU: Glossolalia
Lars AKERLUND: Acoustic Mirror

George Kentros (vln) and electronics

(Recorded by Swedish Radio in Studio 7, Malmö.)

11:00 - New Music Dreams

Te Whaiao album coverMELBOURNE/NUNNS: Te Whaiao - Te Kū Te Whē remixed
(Rattle RAT-D014)

The album page on Rattle's website has some details (link here) but has more (link here).