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Composer Hannah Kendall wrote ‘The Spark Catchers.’
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Hannah Kendall's 'Spark Catchers' describes fire

Extra Eclectic - Nov. 01, 2023

Hannah Kendall's The Spark Catchers is an evocative interpretation of a poem (by English poet Lemn Sissay) about women who worked in match factories in the 1800s, tasked with dousing stray sparks that might accidentally ignite an inferno. It's filled with kinetic energy and driving rhythms, and Steve Seel features it in the first hour of Extra Eclectic. In the second hour, it's an exploration of the ever-lengthening nights of autumn with music about nighttime, stillness, dreaming and nostalgia.

Episode Playlist

For Now I Am Winter
Olafur Arnalds 
Winter 
Voces8 
4:41 

The Spark Catchers 
Hannah Kendall 
Spark Catchers 
Chineke! Orchestra 
Kevin John Edusei, conductor 
9:37 

Chrysalis 
Sarah Kirkland Snider 
Reverie 
Kassia Ensemble 
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet 
3:09 

Viola Concerto 
Jennifer Higdon 
Jennifer Higdon: All Things Majestic 
Nashville Symphony Orchestra 
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor 
Roberto Diaz, viola
21:45 

Pastourelle 
Edward Elgar 
Elgar: Piano Music 
Peter Pettinger, piano 
2:19 

Arcs 
Stephen Scott 
New Music for Bowed Piano 
The Bowed Piano Ensemble 
11:47 

Allusions: Beneath the Surface 
Paul Patterson 
An Eventful Morning in East London - 21st Century Violin Concertos 
English String Orchestra 
Kenneth Woods, conductor 
Harriet Mackenzie, violin 
4:30 

The Quiet at Night 
Mary Lattimore 
At the Dam 
Mary Lattimore, harp 
4:13 

Dreaming a world's edge 
Concert Recording 
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 
Pekka Kuusisto, conductor 
13:59 

Dreamcatcher 
Marcos Balter 
Dreamcatcher 
Lior Willinger, piano 
3:08 

memory pieces: spartan arcs 
David Lang 
Fast Jump 
Danny Holt, piano 
3:38 

The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone 
Sally Beamish 
Sally Beamish: The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone 
Swedish Chamber Orchestra 
Ola Rudner, conductor 
John Harle, saxophone 
18:54 

Nostalgia
Peter Garland 
Study of the Invisible 
Vanessa Wagner, piano 
3:19 

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