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Sound Frontiers: Tom Service

Tom Service introduces a special edition live from the foyer of Southbank Centre, with music from Riot Ensemble. Plus more BBC commissions introduced by Andrew Kurowski.

Tom Service introduces tonight's edition live from the foyer of Southbank Centre. The London-based Riot Ensemble present a work commissioned especially for tonight's programme, a recent composition by Nina Young and some late-20th century classics for small ensemble. Also tonight, Andrew Kurowski, Radio 3's former New Music editor, who oversaw the commissioning of new works from 1991 to 2013, selects some highlights from the archive including Radio 3 commissions from composers including Jonathan Harvey, James Dillon, Simon Holt and Rebecca Saunders.

The Riot Ensemble live

Liza Lim: Philtre (1997)
Sarah Saviet (violin)

Nina Young: Void (2013)
Sarah Dacey (soprano), Stephen Upshaw (viola), Adam Swayne (piano)

Jack Sheen: New Work (2016) - new work commissioned for this programme
Kate Walter (flute), Ausias Garrigos (clarinet), Sarah Saviet (violin), Stephen Upshaw (viola), Claudia Maria Racovicean and Adam Swayne (piano)
Aaron Holloway-Nahum (conductor)

approx. 11pm Andrew Kurowski talks to Tom Service about BBC Radio 3 Commissions including:

James Dillon: Traumwerk Book 3, no 6 (2002)
Irvine Arditti (violin), Noriko Kawai (piano)

Rebecca Saunders: Choler (2004)
Nicolas Hodges and Rolf Hind (pianos)

Simon Holt: eco pavan (1998)
Rolf Hind (piano), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Jonathan Harvey: Madonna of Winter and Spring (1986) 4th movement 'Mary'
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Peter Eötvös (conductor)

approx. 12.00 am more from The Riot Ensemble recorded earlier this evening

Thomas Kotcheff: death, hocket, and roll (2014)
Claudia Maria Racovicean and Adam Swayne (toy pianos)

Giacinto Scelsi: Ko-Lho for flute and clarinet (1966)
Kate Walter (flute), Ausias Garrigos (clarinet),

Maderna: Serenata per un satellite
Kate Walter (flute), The Riot Ensemble, Aaron Holloway-Nahum (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Nina Young


    Performer: The Riot Ensemble.
  • Liza Lim


    Performer: Sarah Saviet.
  • Jack Sheen

    Television continuity poses

    Performer: The Riot Ensemble.
  • James Dillon

    Traumwerk Book 3, no 6

    Performer: Irvine Arditti. Performer: Noriko Kawai.
    • The Soadie Waste.
    • NMC Records.
    • 8.
  • Rebecca Saunders


    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Performer: Rolf Hind.
    • Crimson.
    • KAIROS.
    • 1.
  • Simon Holt


    Performer: Rolf Hind. Ensemble: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Boots of Lead - Feet of Clay.
    • NMC Records.
    • 3.
  • Jonathan Harvey

    Madonna of Winter and Spring

    Performer: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Performer: Peter Eotvos.
  • Thomas Kotcheff

    death, hocket and roll

    Performer: The Riot Ensemble.
  • Giacinto Scelsi


    Performer: The Riot Ensemble.
  • Bruno Maderna

    Serenata per un satellite

    Performer: The Riot Ensemble.


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