New Music Bands, 80’s Style

On this New Sounds, prepare for an ‘80s show of entirely different constructions. Listen to a work from the Toronto-based new music band Arraymusic, who solidified their lineup during the 1980’s, and are still presenting concerts of Canadian works today. There’s also music from the Michael Nyman Band, from a compilation of mostly film works along with a piece from the Hungarian composer István Márta. Plus, hear music by the Australian outfit Southern Crossings, a collaboration between percussionist Michael Askill, cellist John Napier, multi-instrumentalist Michael Atherton, percussionist Jess Ciampa and clarinetist Nigel Westlake, formed back in 1986 to explore cross-cultural and commissioned works. And more.

PROGRAM # 2440 New Music Bands, 80’s Style (First aired on Thurs. 7/19/05)





Michael Nyman Band

The Essential Michael Nyman Band

Water Dances: Synchronising [6:00]

Argo #436820 Now out of print, but try*


Strange City / Villa Etrange

Unfinished business [16:30]

Artifact #002.

István Márta

Hearts (Szíveink)

Hearts [13:00]

Hungaroton LP#12563. Out of print. Info about Márta at

Southern Crossings


The Bridge [3:30]

Spiral Scratch #0007 Listed in the Australian Music Centre’s catalogue,, but may not be for sale.

Janice Giteck

Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky

Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky [7:30]

Mode #14**