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0101Heartbeats In Music20190406

A brand new show featuring the best new music in live performance from around the UK and the world, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.
Tonight, Kate Molleson presents intensely jubilant orchestral music built on the heartbeat of his unborn daughter by David Fennessy, and Cairo-based Maurice Louca's ensemble unveil a panoramic suite with elements of cosmic jazz, Arabic melody, trancelike Yemeni music and minimalism. Plus an in-depth interview with the increasingly significant Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders: she has built entire pieces on something as small as the shift from one pitch to another, while recently, her music has taken a sculptural approach to space as well as sound.
And a spotlight on two leading Canadian composers with very individual voices – Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith.

Christian Winther Christensen: Almost in G (1st movement)
Scenatet

David Fennessy: The Ground (WP, BBC Commission)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

Emily Hall: Two songs: 'I am Happy' & 'End of the Ending'
Hermes Experiment

Maurice Louca: 'Elephantine' & 'Al Khawaga'
Ensemble led by Maurice Louca (piano, guitar)

Robert Worby interviews composer Rebecca Saunders in depth about her music.

Hildur Guðnadóttir: Point of Departure
Nordic Affect

Cassandra Miller: Warblework
Bozzini Quartet

Linda Catlin Smith: Far from Shore (UKP)
Fidelio Trio

And to end the show, a nocturnal soundscape recording: Saturday Night Late

A new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

A brand new show featuring the best new music in live performance from around the UK and the world, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.
Tonight, Kate Molleson presents intensely jubilant orchestral music by David Fennessy built on the heartbeat of his unborn daughter, and Cairo-based Maurice Louca's ensemble unveils a panoramic suite with elements of cosmic jazz, Arabic melody, trancelike Yemeni music and minimalism. Plus an in-depth interview with the increasingly significant Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders: she has built entire pieces on something as small as the shift from one pitch to another, while recently, her music has taken a sculptural approach to space as well as sound.
And a spotlight on two leading Canadian composers with very individual voices – Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith.

Christian Winther Christensen: Almost in G (1st movement)
Scenatet

David Fennessy: The Ground (WP, BBC Commission)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard

Emily Hall: Two songs: I am happy, and End of the ending
Hermes Experiment

Maurice Louca: Elephantine and Al Khawaga
Ensemble led by Maurice Louca (piano, guitar)

Robert Worby interviews composer Rebecca Saunders in depth about her music.

Hildur Guðnadóttir: Point of Departure
Nordic Affect

Cassandra Miller: Warblework
Bozzini Quartet

Linda Catlin Smith: Far from Shore (UKP)
Fidelio Trio

And to end the show, a nocturnal soundscape recording: Saturday Night Late

0102Cinema For The Ear20190413

A brand new show featuring the best new music in live performance from around the UK and the world, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.

Tonight, Tom Service presents Rebecca Saunders' hypnotic 'A Visible Trace' and Iranian composer Anahita Abassi's 'Situation II'', performed by Frankfurt based Ensemble Modern. Composer, Deirdre McKay talks about how natural sounds compel her music in 'Sound of the Week' and there is "cinema for the ear" courtesy of Apartment House as they perform Luc Ferrari's , 'Cellule 75: Force du rythme, et cadence force.' Finally, Finghin Collins is the soloist with the Ulster Orchestra in Deirdre Gribbin's gripping and piano concerto, 'The Binding of the Years' inspired by ancient time and Deirdre's own archaeological digs and to end the show, a soundscape for 'Saturday Night Late' takes us to the streets of Portugal.

Rebecca Saunders: Visible Traces
Ensemble Modern

Anahita Abassi: Situation II: Dialogue
Ensemble Modern

Luc Ferrari: Cellule 75: Force du rythme, et cadence force
Apartment House
Kerry Yong (piano)
Simon Limbrick (percussion)

Deirdre Gribbin: The Binding of the Years (revised)
Finghin Collins (piano)
Ulster Orchestra

A new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

0103Laurence Crane, Pauline Oliveros, Per Norgard20190420

Kate Molleson introduces live recordings of music by Christopher Fox, Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue and Per Nørgård. In this week's composer interview, Laurence Crane talks to Robert Worby, and new releases include music by the Irish composer David Fennessy and American experimental duo Matmos.

Christopher Fox: This is the wind (2018)
Fidelio Trio

Pauline Oliveros Trio for flute, piano and page turner (1977)
Manuel Zurria (flute); Mark Knoop (piano)

Eliane Radigue: Occam XVII
Dominic Lash (double bass)

Per Nørgård: Symphony No,7 (2006)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Radio 3's weekly exploration of the world of contemporary classical music

A new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

Kate Molleson introduces live recordings of music by Christopher Fox, Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue and Per Nørgård. In this week's composer interview, Laurence Crane talks to Robert Worby, and new releases include music by the Irish composer David Fennessy and American experimental duo Matmos.

Christopher Fox: This is the wind (world premiere)
Fidelio Trio

Pauline Oliveros Trio for flute, piano and page turner
Manuel Zurria (flute); Mark Knoop (piano)

Eliane Radigue: Occam XVII
Dominic Lash (double bass)

Per Nørgård: Symphony No.7
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

0104Myths, Dreams And Fire20190427

Tom Service presents cutting-edge new music recorded in concert, plus interviews and features.

Laurence Crane: Holt Quartet
Bozzini Quartet

Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes: Lighting the Fire
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Taavi Kull

Elaine Mitchener: Myths & Dreams
Elaine Mitchener (vocal)
Jason Yarde (saxophone)
Neil Charles (bass)

Eliane Radigue: Occam IV
Julia Eckhardt (viola)

Plus Sound Of The Week: Australian composer and sound artist Julian Day describes a sound that has inspired his work.

The best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

A new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

0105Rituals, Prog Rock And Bendy Reality20190504

Featuring the best new music in live performance from around the UK and the world, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.

Tonight, Kate Molleson evokes a Pagan ritual with music by Hungarian composer Bence Kutrik and we hear Norwegian Sigurd Fischer Olsen's 'Sserenades'. Mark Knoop and Manuel Zurria perform Laurence Crane’s Gli Anni Prog (the ‘years of prog’), a piece that draws inspiration from an Italian book about 70s prog rock legends Genesis. We hear some sonic mutations and mimicry in new releases from Swedish-Finnish electroacoustic composer Marja Ahti and People Like Us, pianist Nicolas Hodges performs Simon Steen-Andersen’s ground (and piano) breaking Concerto for piano, sampler, video and orchestra with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard, and our Sound of the Week is the plaintive wail of an escalator at the Hague that sparked the imagination of Welsh composer Andrew Lewis.

People Like Us: Bing Bong

Bence Kutrik: Ritual
Klara Babel (harp)
Janos Szepesi (clarinet)
Zalan Kovacs (tuba)
Zoltan Varga & Adam Maros (percussion)
International Rostrum of Composers 2018

Laurence Crane: Gli Anni Prog
Mark Knoop (piano)
Manuel Zurria (Flute)

Sigurd Fischer Olsen: Sserenades for female voice and ensemble
Sofia Jernberg (vocals)
BIT20 Ensemble
Peter Sebastian Szilvay (conductor)
International Rostrum of Composers 2018

Marja Ahti - Rooftop Gardens

Simon Steen-Andersen: Concerto for piano, sampler, video and orchestra
Nicolas Hodges (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard.

Featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.

A new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus interviews and features.