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Cinema for the ear

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, Tom Service presents Rebecca Saunders' hypnotic 'A Visible Trace' and Iranian composer Anahita Abassi's 'Situation II'', performed by Frankfurt based Ensemble Modern. Composer, Deirdre McKay talks about how natural sounds compel her music in 'Sound of the Week' and there is "cinema for the ear" courtesy of Apartment House as they perform Luc Ferrari's , 'Cellule 75: Force du rythme, et cadence force.' Finally, Finghin Collins is the soloist with the Ulster Orchestra in Deirdre Gribbin's gripping and piano concerto, 'The Binding of the Years' inspired by ancient time and Deirdre's own archaeological digs and to end the show, a soundscape for 'Saturday Night Late' takes us to the streets of Portugal.

Rebecca Saunders: Visible Traces
Ensemble Modern

Anahita Abassi: Situation II: Dialogue
Ensemble Modern

Luc Ferrari: Cellule 75: Force du rythme, et cadence force
Apartment House
Kerry Yong (piano)
Simon Limbrick (percussion)

Deirdre Gribbin: The Binding of the Years (revised)
Finghin Collins (piano)
Ulster Orchestra

22 days left to listen

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Oyvind Torvund

    Rainforest Morning

    Ensemble: BIT20 Ensemble. Conductor: Trond Madsen.
    • The Exotica Album.
    • Hubro.
    • 5.
  • Rebecca Saunders

    Visible Trace

    Ensemble: Ensemble Modern. Conductor: Vimbayi Kaziboni.
  • Anahita Abbasi

    Situation II / Dialogue

    Ensemble: Ensemble Modern. Conductor: Anahita Abbasi.
  • Luc Ferrari

    Cellule 75

    Performer: Simon Limbrick. Performer: Kerry Yong. Ensemble: Apartment House.
  • Deirdre Gribbin

    Binding of the Years

    Performer: Finghin Collins. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: David Brophy.

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