KW on R3- Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales on Hear and Now, April 19



My March 9th concert with the Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales will be broadcast this coming Saturday, April 19th, 2008 at 10:30 PM GMT. You can listen online at live, and the show will be archived on the Radio 3 website for one week from the date of the broadcast.

In addition to three works by Gordon Downie, Earle Brown’s witty Novara and Mefano’s magical and ephemeral Interferances, the concert culminates in a performance of Xenakis masterful and deeply affecting Akrata.

For those interested in Xenakis, please check out On An Overgrown Path, where Pliable is focusing on the Greek master this week. Or check out some of my recent posts.

Re-blogged below is the broadcast info from the R3 website–  

Musical ModernismSaturday 19 April 2008 22:30-0:00 (Radio 3)

Ivan Hewett presents musical modernism new and old, with classic works of the 1960s alongside new pieces by Downie and Jarrell.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPlaylist:

Downie: Fragments for cello and piano
Mefano: Interferences
Downie: Piano Piece 3
Brown: Novara
Downie: Forms 7: Non-mediated forms for 24 instrumentalists
Xenakis: Aktrata

John Senter (cello)
Ian Pace (piano)
Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales
Kenneth Woods (conductor)
(Concert recorded last month at BBC Wales in Cardiff)

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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