#3570: New Music From England

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Hear new music from England, including brand-new off-world music from ”The Red Book,” the second record by the global chamber/world music group Penguin Café, (as led by Arthur Jeffes, the son of the late Simon Jeffes, founder of Penguin Café Orchestra).  These Penguin Café works were written for the International Space Orchestra and NASA Ames in 2012, and were beamed into space as part of NASA’s Kepler project. 

Also, there’s new music by Jocelyn Pook, from a new score for the dance-theatre piece “iTMOi (in the mind of igor)” by Akram Khan written for the centennial celebration of Igor Stravinsky in 2013.  Then, out of Newcastle, hear music from the Unthanks, which is anchored by Rachel and Becky Unthank, rendering a tune by Robert Wyatt, “Sea Song.” Plus, listen to music by the British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Max de Wardener for percussionist Joby Burgess, working as “Powerplant.”

PROGRAM #3570 New Music from England (First aired on 2/25/2014)  

ARTIST: Rachel Unthank & the Winterset
WORK: Robert Wyatt: Sea Song, excerpt
RECORDING: The Bairns 
SOURCE: Real World #158 
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Penguin Café
WORK: Aurora [5:00]
RECORDING: The Red Book
SOURCE/INFO: penguincafe.com

ARTIST: Penguin Café
WORK: 1420 [5:55]
RECORDING: The Red Book
SOURCE/INFO: penguincafe.com

ARTIST: Jocelyn Pook
WORK: Sacrfice [6:16]
RECORDING: iTMOi (in the mind of igor)
SOURCE: jocelynpook.com
INFO: Try Amazon.com or iTunes

ARTIST: Rachel Unthank & the Winterset
WORK: Sea Song (Robert Wyatt) [6:19]
RECORDING: The Bairns 
SOURCE: Real World #158 
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Powerplant
WORK: Max de Wardener: Until my blood is pure [6:34]
RECORDING: 24 Lies Per Second
SOURCE: Signum SIGCD313
INFO: signumrecords.com

ARTIST: Graham Fitkin /Smith Quartet
WORK: Slow, excerpt [12:16]
RECORDING: Slow/Huoah/Frame
SOURCE: Argo 433-690
INFO: Out of print, but try Amazon.com or auction sites