Glasgow Tectonics Festival 2014

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01Hear And Now20140524

Robert Worby introduces the first of three programmes from this year's Tectonics festival in Glasgow, an event now in its second year, co-curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, and staged in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Among the featured composers this year are two elder statesmen of American music David Behrman and Christian Wolff, and tonight we hear orchestral and small group works by both. Plus the world premiere of a BBC Commission by Canadian 'plunderphonicist' John Oswald and a collaboration between Japanese composer Takehisa Kosugi and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.

David Behrman: How We Got Here (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Christian Wolff: For One, Two or Three People

Christian Wolff, David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi

John Oswald: I'd love to turn (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

David Behrman: Wavetrain

Christian Wolff, David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, Ilan Volkov (piano and electronics)

Christian Wolff: Ordinary Matter for two orchestras

Ilan Volkov, James Weeks (conductors)

Takehisa Kosugi and Thurston Moore: Improvisation.

02Hear And Now20140531

Robert Worby introduces the second of three programmes from this year's Tectonics festival in Glasgow, an event co-curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, and staged in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Vocal group Exaudi perform works by Christopher Fox, Amber Priestley and one of the festival's featured composers, Christian Wolff. We also hear Wolff's Metal and Breath, plus the world premiere of a BBC Commission by Austrian spectralist Georg Friedrich Haas.

Christian Wolff: Metal and Breath

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Christopher Fox: Preluding

Christian Wolff: Evening Shade Wake Up

Exaudi

James Weeks (conductor)

Georg Friedrich Haas: Concerto Grosso No.2

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

David Behrman: Pile of Fourths with Pitchbends

Members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Catherine Lamb, Marcus Weiss, Bill Wells, Aby Vulliamy

Amber Priestley: Floors are Flowers, take a few

Christian Wolff: Ashbery Madrigals

Michael Finnissy: Favourite Poets

03 LASTHear And Now20140607

Robert Worby introduces a final programme of recordings from this year's Tectonics festival in Glasgow, an event co-curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, and staged in association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. A European focus this week sees world premieres of works by James Clapperton, Catherine Lamb and Klaus Lang. Plus an excerpt from a set by Japanese experimentalist Takehisa Kosugi.

James Clapperton: Tomnaverie

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Catherine Lamb: portions transparent/opaque (portion one: Expand; portion two: Saturate)

Takehisa Kosugi: Improvisation

Klaus Lang: the thin tree (BBC Commission)