Recorders on BBC Radio 3

BBC’s Radio 3 Contemporary Music programme, “Hear and Now”, at 22.15 this coming Saturday 16th June, will include pieces from New Music 20×12, a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK¹s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad (BBC web site).

The programme includes a recording of Michael Wolters’ mini-opera “The Voyage” made during a live performance on the 6th May in Birmingham.

The piece is written for voice, 11 recorders and double bass. Nine of the recorder players are past and present students of Birmingham Conservatoire with Kathryn Bennetts and Peter Bowman making up the numbers and providing the microtonal wizzardry!

More about the piece, including an interview with Michael Wolters can be found at:×12/michael-wolters