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Sound Frontiers: Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney presents live music from composer collective Bastard Assignments and hears from former Radio 3 new music commissioner Andrew Kurowski about some 1960s landmark pieces.

Tom McKinney presents the first of two editions of Hear and Now from Southbank Centre, including live performance from experimental music collective Bastard Assignments. Run by composer-performers Edward Henderson and Timothy Cape, who formed the group in 2011, tonight's specially curated, vocal-themed set includes their own work and also pieces by Josh Spear, Phil Maguire, and Caitlin Rowley.

Plus, Andrew Kurowski, Radio 3's New Music editor who oversaw the commissioning of new works from 1991 to 2013, selects works from the archive which tell the story of Radio 3's growing public profile as a major commissioner of new work. Tonight, music from the 1960s by Peter Maxwell Davies, Elisabeth Lutyens and Harrison Birtwistle.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Timothy Cape

    No New Ideas

    Performer: Timothy Cape. Performer: Josh Spear. Performer: Edward Henderson.
  • Phil Maguire

    there will be no miracles here

    Performer: Phil Maguire.
  • Edward Henderson

    FIGHTING

    Performer: Edward Henderson. Performer: Timothy Cape. Performer: Josh Spear.
  • Caitlin Rowley

    Fortune Favours The Brave

    Performer: Jenni Hogan.
  • Josh Spear

    BONE MATRIX

    Performer: Josh Spear.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    First Fantasia on an In Nomine of John Taverner

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
  • Elisabeth Lutyens

    Trio for winds, op 52

    Ensemble: Members of Endymion Ensemble.
    • Lutyens.
    • NMC.
    • 11.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Nomos

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Antiphonies.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 2.

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