Sound Lounge for Friday 6 January 2017
9.00 Sound Lounge - 2016 Sampled
We take another listen to some of the best interviews and music from the past year and throw in some new treats.
Jonathan Crayford plays his picks from his latest album, East West Moon.
He's been described as New Zealand’s most prolific export and he’s certainly proving that with his current projects - his trio in New York, the orchestra he works with in Spain, his score for the remake of Goodbye Pork Pie (just about to hit our screens!), his film/opera in development El Diablo de Cadaquès and no less than four albums on the go. And that’s just to mention a few. He’s also right here in the country, performing in Auckland and Wellington, and Charlotte Wilson seized the opportunity to haul him into the studio.
JONATHAN CRAYFORD: Moon; Light of the Earth
Jonathan Crayford (pno), Ben Street (dbass), Dan Weiss (drums)
NZ Trio - Sway
In 2016 NZTrio released the first of two new albums on Rattle.
CLAIRE COWAN: Subtle Dances
10:00 Relevant Tones: Ambient Environments
Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today? We’ll hear composer’s portrayals of locations like David Sampson’s Grant Park in Chicago, the surrounding islands of Australia from Peter Sculthorpe, Michael Daughterty’s George Washington from Mount Rushmore and more. (WFMT)
JOAN TOWER: Big Sky
Chee-Yun (vln), André Emelianoff (cello), Joan Tower (pno)
11.00 New Music Dreams
BRIAN ENO: The Ship
Brian Eno (voice, electronics)
"An exploration of the music and themes from the new Brian Eno album 'The Ship', forming a journey through modern history to explore the relationship between events present and past. The viewer is invited to view this film and begin an internal discussion about how historical meaning is produced. Does the machine intelligence produce a point of view independent of its makers or its viewers? Or are we - human and machine - ultimately co-creating new and unexpected meanings?" (www.brian-eno.net)
BRIAN ENO/ JOHN HOPKINS/LEO ABRAHAMS: Late Anthropocene
Brian Eno (computer), Leo Abrahams (gtr), Jon Hopkins (pno, keyboards, electronics)
Opal Records WARP CD 207