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The BBC Scottish Symphony in music by James Tenney, Jose Maceda & Salvatore Sciarrino

Robert Worby uncovers the music of the American experimentalist, James Tenney, a work by Philippino, Jose Maceda and Salvatore Sciarrino take on Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

Robert Worby uncovers the music of the American theorist and pioneering experimentalist, James Tenney (1934-2006). Also tonight, the UK premiere of a major work by José Maceda (1917-2004), a Manila-born ethnomusicologist and composer, whose music fuses Asian and Western styles. Plus a modern Italian classic by Salvatore Sciarrino inspired by Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. As the composer says: "Amid flashes of consciousness...other music issues forth, literally generated by the echo of a lyrical outburst...the two sound images...elementary opposites against a black sky."

James Tenney: Clang (1972)
James Tenney: Beast from Postal Pieces (1965-71) for solo double bass
James Tenney: Diapason (1996)
José Maceda: Distemperament (1992, UK Premiere)
Salvatore Sciarrino: Allegoria della note (1985)
James Tenney: Analog#1 (Noise Study)
Ilya Grigolts (violin)
Dominic Lash (double bass)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Sound of the Week: Raven Chacon, the forty year old Native American composer, performer of experimental noise music and installation artist.

2 hours

Music Played

  • James Tenney

    Clang

    Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James Tenney

    Beast (from Postal Pieces) for solo double bass

    Performer: Dominic Lash.
  • James Tenney

    Diapason

    Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • José Maceda

    Distemperament (1992, UK Premiere)

    Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Raven Chacon

    The Journey of the Horizontal People

    Ensemble: Kronos Quartet.
  • Salvatore Sciarrino

    Allegoria della note

    Performer: Ilya Grigolts. Conductor: Ilan Volkov. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • James Tenney

    Analog1 Noise Study

    Performer: James Tenney.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 2)

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • NAÏVE.

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