“We live in a time I think not of mainstream, but of many streams, or even, if you insist upon a river of time, that we have come to a delta, maybe even beyond delta to an ocean which is going back to the skies.”
This quote, I believe, truly embodies the idea of music today. Yet, this quote is even more applicable to world of “classical” music. There are so many different avenues of new classical music, that one must ask oneself, “That’s classical?” That is the idea that we try and explore every Sunday evening. Neo-classical, electro-accoustic, minimalism, soundscapes, and everything in between. Everything from Stravinsky to Eagle, Messiaen to Dallapiccola, Glass to Tüür, no musical stone is left unturned. So sit back, and enjoy the tunes.
That’s Classical? - Episode July 31, 2022
Playlist: Brian and Roger Eno, Vanessa Wagner - CelesteStephen Chatman, UBC Symphony Orchestra & Choirs - A Song of JoysAdrienne Elisha - AnthelionTristan Coelho, Emily Granger - In TransitGrazyna Bacewicz, Palaver Strings - Concerto for String Orchestrakati agocs, Vernon Reghr - VersprechenSofia Gubaidulina, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - In Tempus PraesensJames B Wilson, The Bach Choir, Faust Chamber Orchestra - Who Has Seen the Wind?
That’s Classical? - Episode July 24, 2022
Playlist: Des Oliver, Bach Choir, Faust Chamber Orchestra - Dreams in the Garden of Love's SleepElena Kats-Chernin, Australian World Orchestra - The Witching Hour (Concerto for Eight Double Basses & Orchestra)Albert Schnelzer, Jakob Koranyi, David Huang - Frozen LandscapePhilip Glass, Quatuor Molinari - String Quartet No. 2 'Company'Mischa Spoliansky, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra - BoogieChristopher Cerrone, Johannes Moser - ExhalationHannah Peel, Scoring Berlin - SignalsOliver Iredale Searle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Wind Ensemble - Pilgrim of CuriosityGeorge Walker, Steven Beck - Piano Sonata No. 5
That’s Classical? - Episode July 10, 2022
Playlist: Caerwen Martin, ACO Collective - Stars Come out in a Midnight SkySLiP - Summer/AutumnSLiP - Winter/SpringLaura Zaerr, Emily Granger - River Right RhumbaAdrienne Elisha - Inner VoicesRebecca Clarke, Jordan Bak, Ji Yung Lee - UntitledCaroline Shaw, Vanessa Wagner - Gustave Le GrayElena Ruehr, Delgani String Quartet - String Quartet No. 7 'A Thousand Cranes'Sophia Jani - Andra
That’s Classical? - Episode July 3, 2022
Playlist: Sophia Jani, Kontai Ensemble, Dandelion Quintett - Everybody was so youngGustavo Beytelmann, Stick & Bow - 5 ImagenesJóhan Jóhannsson, ACME - The Low Drone of Circulating Blood, Diminishes with TimeOlivier Greif, Stephan Genz - The Book of Irish SaintsAlbert Schnelzer, Vasteras Sinfonietta - Burn my Letters (Remembering Clara)Michael Cohen, Anna Kislitsyna - Prelude for PianoPhilip Glass, Quatuor Molinari - String Quartet No. 1David Lang, eighth blackbird - These Broken WingsErwin Dressel, Hannah Koob - Partita fur Altsaxophon und KlavierNardi Simpson, Ensemble Offspring - Of Stars & Birds