Monday, 24 April 2017

Sat 29 April - STREET SONG AND SATIRE: Lancashire Cuckolds and Enchanted Chamber Pots

Leafing through the pages of street song, pastiche. The creative undercurrent of politics and cultural life that bred alongside rats and fleas in the taverns and open spaces. Investigating the popular enthusiasm for narrative and comedy lyric and their heyday in the seventeenth century. With musical guests Matt Scott and his accordion.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sat 22 April - DAINAS, MUSIC AND DREAMS - Composers from Latvia

Artists Elizabete Balcus, Sabine Moore aka Waterflower and Richard Thompson discuss song, baroque pop, dream and noise-making from a Baltic perspective. Traditions of poetry and nature worship and how these interweave with contemporary art.


Listen Again - Latvian Song with Elizabete Balcus and Sabine Moore / Waterflower

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sat 15 April - AUTHORITY IDENTITY AND CONFLICT: Making Music and Video with Mary Ocher


Mary Ocher talks music, video and politics following her live performance for the Hello Goodbye Show. Mary is currently on tour in the UK. Her recent album 'The West Against the People' is out on Klanbgad and features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analysing the current sociopolitical climate. Plus a live studio composition engineered by Ilia Rogatchevski

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sat 8 April - BEING BEAR AWARE: SJ Fowler and poetical guides to living

Steven Fowler presents the idea of the Anthropocene, the world altered by the human presence. 'The Guide to Being Bear Aware' is published by Shearsman Books. With live poetry/scores and composition. For more information see thenewsagents.blogspot.com.

LISTEN AGAIN: S J Fowler - poetry - 'Being Bear Aware'

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sat 10 Dec - LONDON IN FRAGMENTS - Mudlarking, News of the Past with Ted Sandling

Getting our feet muddy and trawling the Thames for treasures. Turning up London histories, the stories of the ordinary and the bigger picture. How informal archaelogy can be news that makes us reassess our identity. And inspiration - perhaps this is the year to give a 'found' Christmas present? Ted Sandling talks about his work 'London in Fragments: a Mudlark's Treasures'.

Sat 10 Dec - Ted Sandling - Mudlarking 

Sat 1 April - IS IT ART? IS IT NEWS?: Hoaxing and Social Curation with Jon Baker

The artist Jon Baker talks about innovative curation in the age of social media. He looks at April Fools in newspapers, on TV and in galleries and discusses how a hoax can change art history and become accepted by the establishment as more than prankster ephemera. But is it art and is it news?

LISTEN AGAIN - Jon Baker/Siger Gallery - April Fools and Art Hoaxes

Sat 21 Jan - Iris Garrelfs: SOUND ART, COMPOSITION AND THE ONLINE JOURNAL

Composer, sound artist and journal editor Iris Garrelfs talks about installation, composing, residency, collaboration and dissemination of practice. She reflects on her 2016 residencies in Athens (Greece) and Brighton. Includes an original composition recorded live for the show.

LISTEN AGAIN - Iris Garrelfs - Sound Art, Composition and the Online Journal 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sat 25 March - HERE IS NEW YORK: No Place Else Is Good Enough

Jules Stewart, journalist and author of Gotham Rising, discusses the rise of New York in the 1930s. He travels the ragged panorama of Manhattan to talk of the stragglers seeking sanctuary among the skyscrapers. Depression-era unrest, its politics, media were played out to the soundtrack of swing, jazz and the movie musical. With sonic interludes featuring Duke Ellington and live tinklings on the Resonance piano.

LISTEN AGAIN - Jules Stewart - 'Here is New York'

Sunday, 12 March 2017

SAT 18 MAR - CULTS AND THE DESIRE FOR THE ROAD: A Live Composition

Lisa McKendrick Hexa and Jude create a live composition considering the attraction of and the media representation of cults. Using violins and voice in an expanded discussion they mull over how religious missionaries have preyed on vulnerable young adventurers. Drawing on reports including confessions from former cult members.

LISTEN AGAIN - Lisa McKendrick Hexa - Cults violin improvisation

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Sat 11 Mar - WOMEN ARE HALF OUR HISTORY: Female Creativity in East London

51 %RememberHer is an inaugural exhibition with over 100 women artists featuring sculpture, painting, animation and installation in the atmospheric Tower Gallery, Plaistow. Artists Sarah Sparkes and Rachael House talk about the show with curator/artist Rebecca Feiner. Their unique art ranges from feminist disco to reimagining history and the paranormal . Plus Dr Phil Hammond gives his lowdown on how comedy can help the NHS.

LISTEN AGAIN - Rebecca Feiner & Phil Hammond - 51% RememberHer

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sat 4 Mar - NOVELISTS, JOURNALISM AND THE THEATRE: Bethany W Pope and Gaston Leroux

Author Bethany W Pope talks about opera, sword-fighting and writing historical fiction. Her novel 'Masque' takes inspiration from the work of court reporter and drama reviewer Gaston Leroux who wrote 'The Phantom of the Opera'. To find out a little more about the man with the gold pince-nez we follow Leroux on a few of his journalistic investigations.

LISTEN AGAIN - Bethany W Pope - Gaston Leroux, Swindon and Historical Fiction 

Sat 25 Feb - WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE: News and the Parlour Song

Piano songs mediated current issues such as the Civil War in America and the Temperance movement. Looking at places where journalism and parlour music met in the nineteenth century.

LISTEN AGAIN - News and the Parlour Song

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sat 18 Feb - DIY TOURS OF EUROPE: Welsh Song in the Alternative Scene

Musician Efa Tomos, aka Efa Supertramp talks zines, touring and songwriting in Welsh. How to seek a free life in 2017 playing in protests, squats, street corners, festivals at the grass roots of gigging.

LISTEN AGAIN - Efa Tomos - Welsh Song, DIY Tours 

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sat 11 Feb - The British Romantic Attitude to Crime: DUNCAN CAMPBELL

A discursive investigation into British attitudes to crime, and the ideal of the romantic villain. Concentrating on 20th and 21st century felonry in London we consider attitudes towards law-breakers in real life and fiction.

LISTEN AGAIN - Duncan Campbell - British Romantic Attitude to Crime

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sat 4 Feb - CHINESE OPEN: Underground art in the State of the Rooster

 
Artists Alina Gavrietalos and Andrew Stys discuss the current  exhibition featuring over hundred underground artists in the Q-Park beneath Leicester Square, and discuss how we are making art at the beginning of the Rooster era. Plus a live experimental composition echoing the world wake-up call of the cockerel.

LISTEN AGAIN - Alina Gavrietalos and Andrew Stys - Chinese Open 

Sat 28 Jan - YOUNG ALFRED HITCHCOCK: Discussing Bio-Fiction


Author Deborah Lawrenson discusses the rise in biofiction and 'The Adventures of Young Alfred Hitchcock'. Looking at historical fiction and the current developments in prequel and series writing. Casting an eye on how London, particularly the East End, appears in TV, film and novels.

LISTEN AGAIN - Deborah Lawrenson - Young Hitchcock / Biofiction

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sat 7 Jan - BIRD NEWS #2 with Catherine Clover

Birds as messengers in science and meta-narrativesPlus a brief selected review of outdoor writing now and thenThe show features an impromptu composition created live on air.

LISTEN AGAIN - Catherine Clover - Bird News