840: New Music for Piano
Zubin Kanga performs new music for piano, including works by Kate Moore and Laurence Crane. Plus electronic music by Iannis Xenakis and Luigi Nono. Presented by Ivan Hewett.
Ivan Hewett introduces a concert of new music for piano given earlier this summer at St John's Church, Waterloo, as part of the Waterloo Festival. The concert was curated by 840, a London-based experimental music concert series. Zubin Kanga, who joins Ivan in the studio, performs works by Laurence Crane, Tim Parkinson, Bryn Harrison, Nicholas Peters, Sergei Zagny, Kate Moore, Alex Nikiporenko, Andrew Hamilton and himself. 840 was founded in 2014 by the composers Alex Nikiporenko and Nicholas Peters, and each event focuses on a particular instrument or chamber instrumentation.
Also tonight, the second of four archive features celebrating the 40th edition this year of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Andrew Kurowski talks to Robert Worby about the festival's 'Electronic Soundworlds' of the 1980 and 90s, including Iannis Xenakis's Taurhiphanie, and Luigi Nono's La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura, recorded by the BBC in 1995 and performed by Irvine Arditti (violin) and André Richard (sound diffusion).
Image (c) Justyna Wichowska.