Like all good neo-noir dystopias, the city of Michael Bakrnčev’s Sky Jammer has roots in contemporary urban life. In this episode I speak with Bakrnčev about property speculation, Macedonian folk dances, and conflicting advice in his Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers commission.
Thanks to the ABC and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for giving us permission to use their recording of Sky Jammer from the 2016 Metropolis New Music Festival.
Musical egg shells, a dancing pianist, and a long-distance collaborative relationship all feature in this month’s podcast. The composer Samantha Wolf, dancer Gemma Dawkins, and pianist Alex Raineri discuss their piece The Ties That Bind Us for Kupka’s Piano’s program The Human Detained.
Thanks to Sam, Gemma, and Alex for the recording used in this episode.
You can watch the full video of The Ties That Bind Us over at Making Waves, a monthly playlist of contemporary Australian music. The Partial Durations podcast is produced with support from RealTime Arts.
It’s a still, hot night in Brisbane and you can’t get to sleep. Jakob Bragg composes waiting for the rain.
Thanks to the Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra for the recording in this episode. Thanks also to Marshall McGuire and Jess Wells for letting me use the beginning of Muntu Walunga as the Partial Durations theme!