Friday, May 16, 2008
Chopined out? - try a different radio experience
Here are three very good reasons to try the Future Radio experience. All the broadcasts are available on the internet plus 96.9FM in the Norwich, UK area. Times are UK (convert to local here) and more details on the two marathon projects will follow nearer the broadcast dates.
May 18 & 19 - As relief from BBC Radio 3's endless Chopin Experience you can listen on Sunday May 18 at 5.oopm (repeated May 19) to music in exile by Bohuslav Martinu, Karl Weigl and Peter Paul Fuchs. The webcast of Peter Paul Fuchs' Five Miniatures for chamber ensemble from private tapes is a Future Radio first. Grammy winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams knew Fuchs and he sent me this comment after listening to the advance podcast of this Sunday's programme - 'I hope you'll have a wide audience for the Fuchs/Weigl broadcast. I downloaded the Fuchs and it's interesting. Sounds just like I imagined his mature music would. Merits further investigation'.
May 26 12.01am (this is a holiday weekend in both UK and US) - After the complete Inner Cities comes another Future Radio first with the broadcast premiere of a complete African trance ritual recorded in the medina of Marrakech, Morocco. The performance is played by traditional gnawa musicians (above) and has been made possible by a collaboration between Future Radio and KamarStudios who are based in Marrakech and New York. The trance ritual lasts for approximately two hours and will be followed by a one hour minimal trance set combining the traditional gnawa musicians with two young Marrakech DJs whose influences include Philip Glass and Bill Laswell.
August 25 12.01am (UK holiday) - a complete webcast of Kaikhosru Sorabji's epic piano cycle Opus Clavicembalisticum played by Geoffrey Douglas Madge without any announcements or other interruptions. Just think, four hours of radio without once having to endure Petroc Trelawney. Do join thousands of other happy new ears for the Future Radio experience.
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