Tectonics Festival Glasgow 2016

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01Hear And Now20160514

Robert Worby presents the first of three editions recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow last weekend.

Tonight's music includes two world premieres of BBC commissions: Richard Emsley's Strange Attractor, and

Howard Skempton's Piano Concerto with pianist John Tilbury and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.

There's also a focus on featured composer Annea Lockwood: her piece Jitterbug, which combines recordings of insects "singing like divas" with an instrumental ensemble consisting of John Tilbury (piano) Michael Pisaro (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola) Jessica Kenney (voice), and Annea Lockwood (electronics); and Robert visits her sound installation, A Soundmap of the Housatonic River.

Plus an intimate work for two voices and electronics by Moss Moss Not Moss (a collaboration between sound poet Angela Rawlings and composer/performer Rebecca Bruton, in a style of music they call "Hidden Folk").

01Hear And Now20160514

Robert Worby presents the first of three editions recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow last weekend.

Tonight's music includes two world premieres of BBC commissions: Richard Emsley's Strange Attractor, and

Howard Skempton's Piano Concerto with pianist John Tilbury and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.

There's also a focus on featured composer Annea Lockwood: her piece Jitterbug, which combines recordings of insects "singing like divas" with an instrumental ensemble consisting of John Tilbury (piano) Michael Pisaro (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola) Jessica Kenney (voice), and Annea Lockwood (electronics); and Robert visits her sound installation, A Soundmap of the Housatonic River.

Plus an intimate work for two voices and electronics by Moss Moss Not Moss (a collaboration between sound poet Angela Rawlings and composer/performer Rebecca Bruton, in a style of music they call "Hidden Folk").

02Hear And Now20160521

Robert Worby presents new music recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow earlier this month.

Tonight's music includes two world premieres performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov: Alwynne Pritchard's Rockaby, with the composer as vocalist; and Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang's Concealed Unity (new version) which also features Glasgow Chamber Choir, and Jessika Kenney on solo vocals.

Plus a major piece by Michael Pisaro: Lucretius Melody, for voice, ensemble and 4-channel electronics.

02Hear And Now20160521

Robert Worby presents new music recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow earlier this month.

Tonight's music includes two world premieres performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Ilan Volkov: Alwynne Pritchard's Rockaby, with the composer as vocalist; and Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang's Concealed Unity (new version) which also features Glasgow Chamber Choir, and Jessika Kenney on solo vocals.

Plus a major piece by Michael Pisaro: Lucretius Melody, for voice, ensemble and 4-channel electronics.

03Hear And Now20160528

Robert Worby presents new music recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow earlier this month.

Tonight's music includes the world premiere of a BBC commission from Laurence Crane: Cobbled Section After Cobbled Section, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.

The orchestra also performs two more world premieres: Fields Have Ears (10), by Michael Pisaro, a piece for orchestra with piano (played by John Tilbury) inspired by standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon at night;

and Musique Sans Frontieres by Alvin Curran, a spectacular site-specific piece spanning 3 different locations and adding bands of bagpipes, brass, saxophones and a choir to the orchestra.

Plus, an improvised solo from violin virtuoso Jon Rose.

03Hear And Now20160528

Robert Worby presents new music recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow earlier this month.

Tonight's music includes the world premiere of a BBC commission from Laurence Crane: Cobbled Section After Cobbled Section, performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.

The orchestra also performs two more world premieres: Fields Have Ears (10), by Michael Pisaro, a piece for orchestra with piano (played by John Tilbury) inspired by standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon at night;

and Musique Sans Frontieres by Alvin Curran, a spectacular site-specific piece spanning 3 different locations and adding bands of bagpipes, brass, saxophones and a choir to the orchestra.

Plus, an improvised solo from violin virtuoso Jon Rose.