Jonathan Harvey, Walter Murch
Tom Service introduces two contrasting vocal works by one of the UK's leading composers.
Jonathan Harvey: Song Offerings
Claire Booth, soprano
Lionel Friend, conductor
Jonathan Harvey: Summer Clouds Awakening
Latvian Radio Choir/James Wood
Jonathan Harvey (electronics), Carl Faia (electronics), Clive Williamson (synthesizer), Ilona Meija (flute) & Arne Deforce (cello)
And in the latest instalment of the 'Hear and Now Fifty', the American film editor and sound designer Walter Murch nominates 'Symphonie pour un homme seul' by Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, music he first heard on the radio as a schoolboy and which influenced his subsequent work in the field of film sound. Author and journalist Rob Young puts the work in context of post-war Paris and Schaeffer's early experiments at French Radio which led to the birth of musique concrete.