Heartbeats in music
A brand new show featuring the best new music in live performance, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.
A brand new show featuring the best new music in live performance from around the UK and the world, plus new releases, features and interviews with composers and performers.
Tonight, Kate Molleson presents intensely jubilant orchestral music by David Fennessy built on the heartbeat of his unborn daughter, and Cairo-based Maurice Louca's ensemble unveils a panoramic suite with elements of cosmic jazz, Arabic melody, trancelike Yemeni music and minimalism. Plus an in-depth interview with the increasingly significant Berlin-based composer Rebecca Saunders: she has built entire pieces on something as small as the shift from one pitch to another, while recently, her music has taken a sculptural approach to space as well as sound.
And a spotlight on two leading Canadian composers with very individual voices – Cassandra Miller and Linda Catlin Smith.
Christian Winther Christensen: Almost in G (1st movement)
David Fennessy: The Ground (WP, BBC Commission)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard
Emily Hall: Two songs: I am happy, and End of the ending
Maurice Louca: Elephantine and Al Khawaga
Ensemble led by Maurice Louca (piano, guitar)
Robert Worby interviews composer Rebecca Saunders in depth about her music.
Hildur Guðnadóttir: Point of Departure
Cassandra Miller: Warblework
Linda Catlin Smith: Far from Shore (UKP)
And to end the show, a nocturnal soundscape recording: Saturday Night Late