Sound Lounge for Friday 3 March 2017
NZSOs 70th birthday!
This week we begin celebrating the 70th birthday year of the NZSO with their historic series of concerto commissions for principal players: and focusing on one of the many contemporary composers in the NZSO’s programme this year, Thomas Adès, whose music Edo de Waart calls the core repertoire of the future.
LILBURN: A Birthday Offering
New Zealand SO/John Hopkins
Kiwi CD SLD 100
NORRIS: Heavy Traffic
Hamish McKeich (contrabsn), New Zealand SO/ James Judd
Motte - Strange Dreams
We take a listen to some tracks from the new album by Christchurch experimental violinist and singer Anita Clark who describes her music like this: "sounds like what you would imagine it would feel like to be stuck inside a hothouse in the dead of night... full of tropical plants, flying insects, and a suffocatingly humid atmosphere."
MOTTE: Strange Dreams; Opal Eye
Anita Clark (voice, vln), Indira Force (synth)
Wasabi tapes - Utsukushii
This new massive double compilation album from Japanese label Wasabi Tapes contains music by experimental electronic musicians from all over the world, including Melbourne-based New Zealand musician Tlaotlon.
TLAOTLON: B-Lock; JU CA: Passings; TOIRET STATUS: #14; DVIANCE: Seve
10:00 Thomas Adès
THOMAS ADÈS: Darknesse Visible
Andreas Haefliger (pno)
Avie AV 0041
THOMAS ADÈS: Polaris - Voyage for Orchestra
Melbourne SO/Markus Stenz
ABC Classics 481 0862
THOMAS ADÈS: The Four Quarters: I. Nightfalls
Signum SIGCD 413
THOMAS ADÈS: Asyla
EMI 5 56818
11:00 New Music Dreams
The California-based minimalist composer's latest album contains two extended works: a richly layered composition for the archaic Voyetra 8 synthesizer that was a year in the making; and a eulogy for David Bowie, an off-the-cuff tape loop piece commissioned by LA’s Volume gallery in the weeks after Bowie's death and created with re-purposed tape fragments that had been chewed up by a cat.
WILLIAM BASINSKI: For David Robert Jones; A Shadow In Time
William Basinski (tape loops. electronics, synthesizers)
WILLIAM BASINSKI: Melancholia (excerpts)
William Basinski (tape loops. electronics)
Temporary Residence Limited TRR 236