Sound Lounge for Friday 5 June 2015
7.00 Strange Celestial Road - a journey into music and myths of Sun Ra
For the 79 years he was on planet Earth, Sun Ra forged his own unique pathway through modern history, from an era of steam trains, early jazz and player pianos, to a world of spaceships, synthesizers and abstract noise. Ra claimed that he was an angel, sent from Saturn to rescue the people of Earth through music. He talked in rhymes and parables, creating his own character set in an intricately constructed world, taking in aspects of ancient Egypt, religions, esoteric knowledge and outer space. Through this series Dan Beban looks into the vast recorded archive of Sun Ra’s music, and plots a course through the myths and legends of his life.
9.00 Modern Virtuoso: Pianist Kathleen Supové
One of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, performance artist and keyboardist Kathleen Supové is known for breaking boundaries between audience and performer and for her multimedia performances as the “Exploding Piano”. Host, Seth Bousted talks to Supové about works that have defined her career so far and more. Listen again here
Randal Woolf: Adrenalin Revival, III & II
Kathleen Supové, piano
Corey Dargel: Hooked for Life & Hands fr. Removable Parts
Dargel, voc.; Supové, p.
New Amsterdam 021
Missy Mazzoli: Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of pianos
Lucas Ligeti: Delta Space (excerpt)
Carolyn Yarnell: The Same Sky (excerpt)