9 Jul 2018

Sound Lounge: A tribute to Oliver Knussen; and a music festival with a rare vision in Relevant Tones

From Sound Lounge, 5:37 pm on 9 July 2018

Saturday 14 July 2018

9:30 Oliver Knussen tribute

Oliver Knussen

Oliver Knussen Photo: wikicommons

To pay our respects to Oliver Knussen, who sadly passed away this week at the age of 66, we're going to play this wonderful 2012 programme that the BBC has kindly made available to us:

Oliver Knussen talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about a career that took him from wunderkind to internationally renowned composer and conductor. This selection of his music, spanning four decades, was recorded at last year's Total Immersion weekend at the Barbican celebrating Knussen's sixtieth birthday. (BBC)

KNUSSEN: Flourish With Fireworks; Choral, Op 8 for winds; Symphony No.3, Op.18
BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Oliver Knussen

 

ALEXEJ GERRASSIMEZ: Piazonore; EVELYN GLENNIE: A little Prayer; SAM PERKIN: Fugue
Alex Petcu (percussion), Michael McHale (piano), Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin)
RTE Lyric CD151

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER: A Selection from the album Age Of
Daniel Lopatin (electronics)
WARP BRC 570

11:05 Relevant Tones - In The Field: Big Ears Festival

Seth Boustead and producer, Sarah Zwinklis are taking a road trip to Knoxville, Tennessee. Regarded as one of the most unique, boundary-defying and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival returns in 2018 with perhaps its most multi-faceted and diverse line up to date. Spanning four days – Thursday, March 22 – Sunday, March 25 – the festival will feature over 100 performances, including Bang on a Can, Brooklyn Rider, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), in venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. (WFMT)

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville Photo: Supplied