#3728: With Composer Jon Opstad

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Hear music by London-based composer Jon Opstad, who has worked in film, dance, and television. His music runs the gamut from entirely acoustic (orchestral scores) to entirely electronic (such as the analogue-synthesizer-driven score for the Maisie Williams TV film, “Cyberbully”), but often occupies the territory in-between. Opstad has also scored the series, “Black Mirror,” including the “White Christmas” episode, and “White Bear.” For this New Sounds, listen to music from his dance works, “Ignis,” which was nominated for a 2014 British Composer Awards in the Stage Works and “Echoes,” which was part of the 2014 City of London Festival. In his electro-acoustic “Ignis,” prepared piano and analogue synthesizers combine with solo violin, while “Echoes” combines beat-driven electronics with solo cello. Plus, listen to a preview of Opstad’s forthcoming record, “In A Different Light.” Also, hear music from cellist David Darling, along with the hypnotic music by composer/professor (theory and history of sound) Anthony Moore and composer/artist Alexis Georgopoulos, who goes by “Arp.” 

PROGRAM #3728– with Jon Opstad (First aired on 05/18/2015)     

ARTIST: Jon Opstad
WORK: White Bear, excerpt [1:30]
RECORDING: Black Mirror
SOURCE/INFO: jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

ARTIST: Jon Opstad - piano, kalimba, samples, electronics/ Clare Wheeler - violin
WORK: Jon Opstad: Ignis II, excerpt [3:37]
RECORDING: Ignis
SOURCE/INFO: jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

ARTIST: Jon Opstad - prepared piano / Clare Wheeler - violin
WORK: Jon Opstad: Ignis Part VII [7:54]
RECORDING: Ignis
SOURCE/INFO: jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

ARTIST: Jon Opstad- synths, samples, electronics
WORK: Echoes IV [5:09]
RECORDING: Echoes
SOURCE/INFO: Check jonopstad.com for more information.

ARTIST: The Artesian Quartet, Heidi Parsons – cello, Jon Opstad - Roland Juno 106 synthesizer
WORK: Jon Opstad : Route 190 [5:04]
RECORDING: In A Different Light
SOURCE/INFO: Check jonopstad.com or follow/interact with him on Twitter (@JonOpstad ) for more information

ARTIST: The Artesian Quartet, Heidi Parsons – cello, Jennifer Hughes – piano, Jon Opstad - electronics
WORK: Jon Opstad : Silver Birch [4:15]
RECORDING: In A Different Light
SOURCE/INFO: Check jonopstad.com or follow/interact with him on Twitter (@JonOpstad ) for more information

ARTIST: David Darling (ft. Jan Garbarek & Collin Walcott Kuhn for Cycle One) (with Collin Walcott &
Steve Kuhn for Cycle two)
WORK: Cycle One, Cycle Two [8:44]
RECORDING: Cycles
SOURCE: ECM 1219
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Anthony Moore & Arp
WORK: Spinette [5:11]
RECORDING: Frkwys Vol. 3
SOURCE: FRKWYS03 LP 
INFO: Download from igetrvng.com or Emusic.com