#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,” due out late in 2015. 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)             

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SOURCE

Jon Opstad

Black Mirror

White Bear, excerpt [1:30]

jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

Jon Opstad - piano, kalimba, samples, electronics,
Clare Wheeler - violin

Ignis

Jon Opstad: Ignis II, excerpt [3:37]

jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

Jon Opstad - prepared piano,
Clare Wheeler - violin

Ignis

Jon Opstad: Ignis Part VII [7:54]

jonopstad.bandcamp.com OR soundcloud

Jon Opstad- synths, samples, electronics

Echoes

Echoes IV [5:09]

Due out in late 2015. Check http://www.jonopstad.com for more information.

The Artesian Quartet,
Heidi Parsons – cello,
Jon Opstad - Roland Juno 106 synthesizer

 In A Different Light

Jon Opstad : Route 190 [5:04]

Due out in late 2015. Check back at http://www.jonopstad.com or follow/interact with him on Twitter (@JonOpstad ) for more information.

Heidi Parsons – cello,

Jennifer Hughes – piano,

The Artesian Quartet,
Jon Opstad - electronics

In A Different Light

Jon Opstad : Silver Birch [4:15]

Due out in late 2015. Check back at http://www.jonopstad.com or follow/interact with him on Twitter (@JonOpstad ) for more information.

David Darling (ft. Jan Garbarek & Collin Walcott Kuhn for Cycle One) (with Collin Walcott &
Steve Kuhn for Cycle two)

Cycles

Cycle One, Cycle Two [8:44]

ECM 1219
www.ecmrecords.com

Anthony Moore & Arp

Frkwys Vol. 3

Spinette [5:11]

Cat #: FRKWYS03 LP or download from igetrvng.com or Emusic.com