Spirit and Invention
Conductor and violinist Reinhard Goebel, Gillian Moore's new book The Rite of Spring, and the inventions of Walter Smetak.
Kate Molleson meets the maverick early music conductor and violinist Reinhard Goebel, whose lifelong passion for musical discovery has taken his career from pioneering work with the ensemble Musica Antiqua Koln, to his mission to realise the future of Baroque music with the modern symphony orchestra.
Gillian Moore, Director of Music at London's Southbank Centre, has written a new book on Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. She and Kate sit down to listen to a section of the work, and explore its sonic world and influences on popular culture.
In Hidden Voices, Kate investigates the mystical instruments of the Swiss-born composer and sculptor Walter Smetak, who moved to Salvador del Bahia in the 1940s and influenced a generation of Brazilian musicians, including major figures of the Tropicalia movement Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. With the composer Liza Lim, curator Julia Gerlach and journalist Biju Belinky.
And Kate finds new meaning in the relationship between mind, body and music with the pianist Andreas Haefliger. At a Shaolin temple in London, Haefliger explains the connections between his two passions, Kung Fu and music.