HARVEY, JONATHAN Bird Concerto with Piano song. Hideki Nagano, Gareth Hulse, Paul Archibald, Tim Gill, London Sinfonietta / David Atherton. NMC

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Harvey Jonathan Bird Concerto With London Sinfonietta David Atherton Nmc

JONATHAN HARVEY

Bird Concerto with Piano song

1 Bird Concerto with Pianosong 30’39

Hidéki Nagano, piano; David Atherton, conductor

London Sinfonietta

Recorded live at the Warsaw Autumn Festival 2009 by Polish National Radio

2 Ricercare una melodia for oboe 5’24

Gareth Hulse, oboe; Sound Intermedia, live electronics

Recorded live by BBC Radio 3

3 Other Presences 11’07

Paul Archibald, trumpet; Sound Intermedia, live electronics

Recorded live by BBC Radio 3

4 Ricercare una melodia for cello 6’51

Tim Gill cello; Sound Intermedia, live electronics

Recorded live by BBC Radio 3

Hidéki Nagano - piano

Gareth Hulse - oboe

Paul Archibald - trumpet

Tim Gill cello

London Sinfonietta / David Atherton

• Jonathan Harvey won a Gramophone Award in 2008 for his NMC CD Body Mandala. The works, commissioned by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, explore his fascination with Eastern philosophies.

• The BBC Symphony Orchestra celebrates the life and work of Jonathan Harvey in two days of concerts, films and talks at the Barbican, London. Total Immersion runs from the 28-29 January 2012.

• Harvey’s Bhakti was the first release on NMC in 1989. • Jonathan was invited by Pierre Boulez to work at IRCAM in the early 1980s.

Bird Concerto - Harvey's hommage to Messiaen - is a celebration of the kind of technical advances in electroacoustics which the creator of Oiseaux exotiques and the Catalogue d’oiseaux was never able to

explore. Harvey started writing the piece when he was in California and says that ‘indigo bunting, orchard oriole, golden crowned sparrow ... are some of the forty colourful Californian birds whose songs and cries sparked the ignition of this work’. The bird sounds have been innovatively transformed to create a mesmeric dialogue between nature and art. Harvey sets the piano soloist (the work was commissioned by pianist Joanna MacGregor) the challenge of combining piano playing and triggering a sampler/ synthesizer so that the live electronics can be realised in real-time performance. Other works on this disc are Other Presences, for trumpet and multi-loop effects, and two versions of the canonic Ricercare una melodia (1984) originally written for trumpet and quadraphonic tape-delay system, but here performed on oboe and cello, with live electronics from Sound Intermedia.

NMC NMCD177

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