Episode 4: Portals
Composers Anthony R. Green, Nathan Riki Thomson and Amble Skuse share their music and thoughts on what music might mean beyond just sounds, and how we connect to each other and the world around us through the act of making music.
We listen to the sounds of an augmented double bass, hear the inner workings of a digital opera, and dive into a social justice piano concerto. Join our CEO Susanna Eastburn MBE and composer Des Oliver for a unique insight into composing.
This podcast was produced by Michael Umney (Resonance FM) and mixed by Chris Bartholomew, with our theme tune composed by Rob Bentall. Our recommendation at the end is for the charity Castle of our Skins.
In this episode, you listen to the following music and sounds:
Anthony R. Green
- Collide-oscope V (2019) for mixed quintet, performed by Sound of Late.
- Piano Concerto: Solution (2019) for piano and percussion orchestra, commissioned by Robert McCormick for the McCormick Percussion Group and soloist Eunmi Ko (piano).
- Collide-oscope II (2016) for string trio, performed by Desdemona.
Nathan Riki Thompson
- Seeds (2019), for solo augmented bass and electronics from the album Resonance, released by Siba Records / NAXOS.
- Ode to Nana (2019), duo with Nathan Riki Thomson and percussionist Adriano Adewale from the same album.
- We Ask These Questions of Everybody (2019), a digital opera by Amble Skuse and Toria Banks performed by an all-disabled ensemble; commissioned by Sound Festival and supported by Help Musicians, Mahogany Opera Group, Ignite Ticket Fund and Creative Scotland.
- Normalised Interfacing Karlsruhe (2017), a soundwalk of Karlsruhe commissioned by Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe (ZKM)
Our heartfelt thanks to the record labels, performers, composers and organisations who allowed us to include excerpts of these recordings on the podcast.